Beware of Sandbars

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Striper15
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Beware of Sandbars

Postby Striper15 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:46 pm

This shows the damage a sandbar can do. It happened out of South Pass of the Mississippi River near Venice, La. Be careful out there.

http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2016/07/venice_sandbar_rips_outboards.html

jimh
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Re: Beware of Sandbars

Postby jimh » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:40 pm

When I started reading this post, I didn't think it was going to be very interesting. Boy--was I surprised. Those pictures are amazing!

Who gets salvage rights to those abandoned Yamaha outboard engines stuck in the sandbar?

And a tip of the hat to Grady-White for having a strong towing eye.
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porthole
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Re: Beware of Sandbars

Postby porthole » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:07 am

The outboards still belong to the owner/insurance company.
They are not abandoned property yet.

Allegedly the props have already been removed, which would be theft.
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kwik_wurk
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Re: Beware of Sandbars

Postby kwik_wurk » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:42 am

That is rather dramatic. And impressove that the engines are stuck nearly upright.

Peter
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Re: Beware of Sandbars

Postby Peter » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:34 pm

I'll bet that Grady had a rotted transom, something Grady's are well known for having.