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Knot at Work posted 10-13-2004 02:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for Knot at Work   Send Email to Knot at Work  
Going fishing / boating for the first time since Hurricane Ivan. Should be interesting as my Garmin posits are now all gooned with moved wrecks, and coastlines that no longer exists...

let you know how it goes.

Red Fishing baby!!

Buckda posted 10-13-2004 02:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Knot - just threw me with something I never thought of you think your insurance will also cover the cost of new charts for your boat, since the coastline/bottom has changed so much?!

It must be weird leaving your "home port" and not really recognizing the same shoreline, etc...would be very confusing for someone like me, who navigates by landmarks on shore (often) and whose shoreline changes only very slightly from year to year.

TexasWhaler posted 10-13-2004 02:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for TexasWhaler  Send Email to TexasWhaler     
Do you a little recon for your new GPS settings while your hunting for redfish.

That sounds like a plan.

Knot at Work posted 10-13-2004 03:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Buck, yes it is going to be wierd. Landmarks are to Sailors what Streams are to Salmon. My Garmin 188 has the charts for the Pensacola area and I have plotted several wrecks public and private that I stubbled upon or used. Additionally, all my other markers are "Pre-Ivan"

Before going out I make several assumptions:

1. The Channels WILL be different depths
2. Reefs and Wrecks are buried in Sand and/or are moved and scattered
3. Lots of Debris both Natural and Man made are going to be encountered
4. Coastlines are not going to correspond with the GPS. Believe the GPS!
5. The Fish are hungry
6. Like Forrest Gump after Hurricane Camille, my fishing just got better!

Lots of folsk lost their boats in the covered marinas. Dry stacked cord wood now. I have seen Many MANY Whalers destroyed many of them Classics.

Bright side.. Lots of Trailers for sale now.

Texas.. my thoughts exactly Going to drop my Stretch 25+ down to test the depths and verify Garmin bottom contours and rebuild my wreck posits.

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