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Saw this floating about a mile off our platform. At first sight it resembled floats from a chopper. We sent our boat out to retrieve it. It looks like it's made of aluminum and pretty beat up. It's doesn't look like its been in the water too long though. I'd say its about 6'-8' long, and about the same diameter of a 55gal drum. We'll be pulling it up later and getting a better look at it. I'm guessing some sort of buoy, maybe something from a survey boat. Not real sure! The back end of it appears to be made of a different material. It's not buoyant, and it sways with the current. Any ideas?



 

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Just finished taking it out of the water, back end has fins on it. Had about 40' of big chain connected to it with what looked like half of a pipe clamp.
 

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Looks like it has some sort of connections on the top and bottom sides. Could be some sort of connection to monitor or maneuver it, or it could just be pad eyes for lifting purposes. After seeing it out of the water, it's all made of the same material. Looks like the tail end is designed at a 45 degree. It's got 2 fins on it.
 

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I'm gonna say a dummy bomb, only because it looks like it smacked the water pretty damn hard. Maybe the chains were from an attempted recovery?? I'll give you 50 bucks for it lol
 

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I'm gonna say a dummy bomb, only because it looks like it smacked the water pretty damn hard. Maybe the chains were from an attempted recovery?? I'll give you 50 bucks for it lol
I didn't see how the chain was attached to it but seeing the clamp on the end I doubt it was lost trying to recover it. Each link of the chain is about the size of my hand.
 

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I like the towed taget answer also but we never had chain on it when I was in the navy. Think it could be one of them wave things you read about in the NTM's??

What Harvey boat you on? (Or is that the Port Eads/Dry Tortugas?)
I'm with the pumpkin patch on the C-legacy.
 

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Looks like it went deeper then it was designed to go and imploded.
 
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