Tore up our props today.
Complacency kills props.
We were running out on a big minus tide today and I was explaining to one of the crew how important it was to run the red line as the green line is shallow.
About that time I realized the green can was gone (kind of important buoy) and I was running right on the green line, following the boat in front of us.
A second or two later a prop hit bottom, so I shut down as I did not want to damage the props.
Luckily, we got help right away.
Krai (the guy who catches our bait) pulled us into deeper water with his seiner boat, but the damage was done.
We ran her up and the there was a vibration that I was not willing to chance offshore.
This would really suck if we did not have a spare set of props.
If nothing else is damaged, then we should be up and running Wednesday.
Let's hope the fish can wait.
8/31/2019 05:39:15 pm
Which green can is missing? I'm guessing you were in the Ilwaco channel.
9/3/2019 04:19:09 pm
The small can near the entrance - the one that got put out a year or two ago and that sticks out into the channel farther than most. It and one of the red cans was on the dredger when I went by this weekend.
9/3/2019 04:17:55 pm
So ... What was the result of today's haul out?
9/3/2019 04:42:22 pm
That is the one.
9/4/2019 07:46:35 am
Good Luck Mike and Clark! Really appreciate all the updates and reports you put out.
Joseph E. Skeen
9/5/2019 09:25:59 am
Sorry to here about props. I always carry a spare prop in boat. A lot easier to change my props than yours though. Good luck Friday. Always enjoy your posts
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