Question for S.E. saltwater members-nasty seafood medley

Discussion in 'Carolinas' started by my3sons, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    Upstate NY (lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    As most of you may know, we are looping, and my salt water experience is minimal, just since last November when hitting Mobile Bay. We are now heading up the east coast, currently in South Carolina. The weather is not cooperating today so I thought it would be a good day to do a few odd jobs onboard, one being to clean out the strainers. When I removed the covers I got a strong whiff of yuk! Last cleaning was In the keys and cleaned out the usual grass that floats around in the Gulf there. There is very little grass or vegetation floating on the ICW on the East coast so far, so I expected there wouldn't be much of anything in there, and there wasn't any grass, but first time I have seen this.

    contents of one engine strainer.
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    Just wondering if this is common for the east coast ICW, or any one specific area of it?
    The critters were in both engines and the a/c, meaning we pick them up while running and at the marinas as we do not run the a/c while underway or at anchor. Nothing in the genny, we only run it when anchored for about an hour or two per day.
    The admiral is having second thoughts about any swimming along the way after seeing this, lol
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2017
  2. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    Haven't seen that in four years slipped in Beaufort, SC. I'll be bringing the boat back from Ft Pierce next week. I'll check everyday to see what I pick up.


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  3. Scott3262

    Scott3262 Member

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    Jun 21, 2016
    Myrtle Beach, S. C.
    2003 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    350 Mercrusier w/ Bravo III out drive
    Let me know what you find on the way back north. Never seen those in the Myrtle Beach area to Southport.


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  4. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    Mark, I did not see any of these between Ft Pierce and Beaufort. After chatting with some locals, these are Charleston area critters.


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  5. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    What kind of critters are those?

    Hmmmm, fried up in butter with a little garlic?
     
  6. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    I picked up a couple of decent size shrimp in the strainer while in Charleston but never that mess. Very nutrient rich waters in that area.
     
  7. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    Upstate NY (lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    That could be so as we left the boat at St John's Yacht harbor for 10 days while we went home for Easter. Set the a/c humidity control so it ran twice per day.
     

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