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Old 09-24-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
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Sunday night took a little trip to Dauphin Island. Managed to pick up seven nice ones and ended up a mile or so west of the rocks (west end).

Anyhow...running the shoreline using gps and spot light I managed to run aground - at least for a few seconds. Thought the motor had been torn off. Had to limp back to the ramp, taking maybe two hours to get there.

$2,760 later, Lower Unit has been ordered, stainless prop, etc. and hopefully will be ready for pick up on Monday.

Still don't know what I hit but it felt like a concrete underground bunker. Wish I had explored that part more.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:28 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear bud, exactly why I rarely fish at night.
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How close to the bank?
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Did it bust the lower unit housing??
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Dang ! That's terrible ! $ 2,760.00. Heck , that's worse than terrible.
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how close to the bank?

300'
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Did it bust the lower unit housing??

No, pretty much destroyed the gears/shaft/internals...but did not bust open the housing.
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That sucks John, at 300' you should you have been in plenty of water. Glad no one was hurt. If you go back and find it be sure and let us know where and what it is.
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Sunday night took a little trip to Dauphin Island. Managed to pick up seven nice ones and ended up a mile or so west of the rocks (west end).

Anyhow...running the shoreline using gps and spot light I managed to run aground - at least for a few seconds. Thought the motor had been torn off. Had to limp back to the ramp, taking maybe two hours to get there.

$2,760 later, Lower Unit has been ordered, stainless prop, etc. and hopefully will be ready for pick up on Monday.

Still don't know what I hit but it felt like a concrete underground bunker. Wish I had explored that part more.
Dang sorry to hear that I went down that way months back, I went real slow but I did see that the bottom has changed alot down that way Im a scaredy Cat about going real fast at night.
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Ouch
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