Any upper Chesapeake boaters see this article?

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  1. Alegria

    Alegria Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Lancaster,PA Boat: -Sue Creek, MD
    2000 410 DA
    3126 CAT
    UGH!!! I was down at Middle River this Saturday. All this crap is floating at the mouth of the river... What a mess. I hope it ends up on shore and gets further south soon. If not it will be a slow cruise back to my home slip this spring.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018
  2. Winch1995

    Winch1995 Member

    May 5, 2017
    Sea Ray
    5.7L carb, BII
    Anyone have an update? I'll be coming out of Middle River in April. Wondering how bad it is.
  3. doozie

    doozie Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 6, 2007
    46 sundancer 2001
    3126B 450hp Cats
    Was out on Middle River on the 11th, not as bad as the week before, buddy ran out to the middle of the bay on Monday did not see much floating
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  4. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    With the logging industry in BC what it is, debris is a way of life here. Tugs are constantly pulling and pushing massive log booms with literally thousands of huge logs (trees really) through our waters they're bound to lose a few here and there. Not to mention what washes off the shore during the spring melt. One of the most dangerous obstacles is known as the dead head ...when you have a 50 ft x 3ft log that's gotten so water logged it floats vertical with just a small portion of it peering above the water line. They can be difficult to spot. Last summer a 40ft Formula hit one in Howe Sound (where we often boat) and it sunk the boat.

    Here's the article about it:
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  5. lawndoctor

    lawndoctor Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay & Philadelphia
    2009 330 Sundancer & 2002 225 Weekender
    8.1L V-Drives & Bravo III 5.0L
    I hit something like that with my 330DA last fall just leaving Baltimore Harbor while running on plane. I could barely see it floating just at the surface in my wake after I hit it. It seemed to be floating horizontally then, but I have no idea how it was positioned before impact. One prop reconditioned, one prop and shaft replaced, one transmission replaced, plus some other odds and ends, for close to $20K. Thanks to the folks at State Farm, who were total pros about it, and also the Marine Max service guys who worked directly with insurance company. Luckily no damage to the hull. I knew it was bad the moment it happened. But the boat was not taking on water, and I managed to get back in on one engine, at idle speed. I was hoping this problem was limited mostly to the harbor area, but now it sounds like that is not the case.
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  6. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    Me too! Just gotta get this darn snow melted and temps up so we can turn the water back on.
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  7. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    Wrap comes off tomorrow! :D detail Tuesday, bottom paint and impellers to come before getting wet.
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  8. SeaNile

    SeaNile Member

    Aug 16, 2010
    West Chester, PA
    2005 Sea Ray 270 SunDeck w/496
    Mercruiser 496 MAG
    Summit North Marina for me. New to me 270 SunDeck gets delivered Monday and all it needs is a good detail job. Had the mechanicals and bottom painted by the transport company who also owns a marina in MD. Was a convenient stop from FL along the way to the new home on the C&D. Looking to splash 4/12 or 13.

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