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When it comes to maritime salvage law beached or hard aground have a specific meaning. If it is beached it has water around more than 50 % of the hull. It can be considered hard aground( and subject to salvage charges) if more than 50 percent of the hull is not touching water. This has seroius ramifications if you beach the boat and then need a tow to get off. Sometimes a half hour difference in tidal height can be the difference between a standard tow and a VERY expensive slavage tow.
 

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Insptech,
Thank you for the technical definition. I hope none of us ever have to use this knowledge. There was a large wood cruiser that ran aground last night in the river. I don't believe he took on any water. Ob called Boat US for him. I hope he had lots of insurance.

BN,
I was just curious. What did you think I meant? :p: Did you make it out today? If so what were the results? Is Ob going to be ordering new parts tomorrow??????

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Dan,went out today. Results are not to be posted.:confused: Let's just say,I'm satisfied.
But I started having the problem where it feels like I'm blowing out my prop.Right around 4000 RPM's and usually when coming from a no wake zone and starting to rock again. This is driving me nuts.But I will figure this out too in due time.

When this happens,it feels like the trailer is still attached to the boat. It wasn't.......I looked:confused:
 

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Is it the way it felt before? I'd get that trim pump fixed this week to confirm the drive isn't coming back down. I'd also take a real good look at the bottom and make sure there is no damage that could be aerating the water.
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Yep,same exact wat. Feels like I'm dragging a dead body. I do need to repair the pump,but I can't see that being the problem. I do see the drive dropping and raising ok.I'm starting to suspect the coupler,even though everyone claims they just go........Everyone can be wrong.
 
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