Discussion in 'Downeast Boat General Discussion' started by Big Joe, Jan 29, 2018.
I saw this huge tree washed up on the beach today while biking.
That would do some damage for sure. In the CT River area it's usually tough in the spring time and after flooding up river. This year in particular will probably see a fairly large and consistent debris field due to all of the ice related flooding up river. I've seen several boats get damaged by this kind of thing while tied up in their slips from the very swift out going tide/current.
Here in the PNW that beech would be so full of logs it would be hard to walk except below tide line. You have Lobster pots we have crab pots and lots of logs and rocks. In some places it just makes sense to slow down so you can see whats ahead and have more reaction time. I like the fat tired bike I have one very useful.
I saw this on the South Coast of R.I. I actually saw two, this one was the biggest. Yeah, ya can't beat a fat bike. I try to get out once a week on it to beach comb. I've picked up a beautiful crab trap and a nice eel bucket.
The same here in Alaska , especially while they are logging. That's why I have no desire to go any faster than 12 to 15 knots in a boat thats bigger than my garage.
While getting my boat designed and built I opted for a max fast cruise at 14-18 knots and an economy speed of nine knots. I know a lot of guys would have gone for double the HP on the motors. I knew from experience that my ability to dodge all the junk out there more speed was asking for trouble. When I lived on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake I owned a 40 knot capable Parker but rarely went over 20 due to all the pots.
Plus the fact that the Parker will rattle your teeth anything over 20 knots. I know I had one that topped out at 40 knots also.
I found one of them offshore in the late 70's
complete with branches on top and a root ball on the bottom.
had to be 80 ft long
man did we catch a bunch of fish on that thing.
Not all logs and trees are bad