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we went out Sunday with good friend John (JohnJG) and another friend.
left Rock Cr before sun up and headed across the Bay.
we were running the middle of the Brewerton Channel at about 15KN when there was a loud BANG and the boat shuddered:eek2:
pull her back to neutral and looked back to see a mostly submerged "tree".
this timber was 12" square and about 20'+ long!
two things were in our favor.....we hit it dead flat and right in the middle and we were on John's Albin 28' flushdeck that has a full skeg!
pulled all the hatches and no holes and everything was dry!!!!
after we all stopped shaking we continued to the other side.
put two on board near where the Brewerton turns north, 28" for the box & 18.5" (released)
we then ran down to the triple bouys and other ares near the mouth of the Chester...nada.
headed back to the first spot after a few hours and nada....
started trolling the Brewerton towards home and saw some bird action at 9 Foot Knoll.
worked our way through the crab popts and trolled around the Knoll.
put about a dozen more keepers on board from the SW edge of the hump in about an hour and a half.
the hot ticket was a 17 or 18 Tony with a 4oz inline back about 100'.
caught smaller fish on bottom bounced bucktails but all bigger fish came on the spoons.
ended up with 2 @ 28", a 26', a 23"and [email protected] 22" for the box..all the rest went back to grow up.
only had one dink at about 16.5"...all the rest were 18.5" and up.
turned out to be a good day after our near disaster in the morning!
 

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I just got off the phone with John (JohnJG); he had his boat hauled out this morning to inspect the damage from the impact from the "timber" this past Sunday.
when they got it out of the water no one could believe what they saw!
they searched and searched to find the point of impact but had to pressure wash the hull to see it!!!!
the point of impact was right where the skeg turns down from the hull and
the timber did, indeed, leave a mark but it was about the size half of a penny but did not fully penetrate the gel coat!!!!:clapping2::clap::clapping2::clap:

the boat went back into the water and John will be able to finish the season:thumbup:

it is quite a testament to the construction of his Albin 28 flushdeck...i've been on the water for about 40 years and never hit anything that hard while running a boat
I'm shocked about the lack of damage.
we must have hit it just right to have this kind of outcome.

seems our limit on Sunday was not as expensive as it could have been!:yes:
 

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Mike, dark blue hull...named "Transition"
he is out of Rock Creek
 

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No, he is my age...about 47 and
he is new to boating...this is his second year with a boat so he rarely goes out alone.
he usually fishes with his wife and their two GAINT black Newfoundland dogs.
they each weigh over 150 pounds and are usually on board.
 
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