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Old 11-13-2019, 07:59 PM   #1
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Did I drag anchor?

...or is the earth moving?

Does it still count as dragging anchor if the earth-part comes to you?!?!?

Last night at anchor on the St. John's, I looked out the port and said "we're dragging anchor!" Ran outside and saw what looked to be at least 1/4 acre of solid water hyacinth/seagrass ever so slowly drifting by the boat!!

Yikes!

That was creepy. Time for a beer.....
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:16 PM   #2
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Did you cast a line under it?
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:20 PM   #3
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LOL!!
.....but that would require me to put down my beer.
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:14 PM   #4
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Sanford. We just got here today. 8 days on the St. Johns gunkholing from JAX - Black Creek, Palatka, Silver Glen Springs, Blue Springs, etc.

We'll stay here a week or so, then go back north (downriver) and stop and see all the places we missed on the way down

Planning to be in St. Augustine all of Dec and Jan.
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:09 PM   #6
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Moving grass! When cruising in SE Alaska when the tide switched from high to low tide there was so much crap in the water you had to shut down your generator.

WOW. Might be gators lurking in there.....
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Damn! That'll wake you up. How deep is the water next to the grass? Im sure the bottom is as soft as baby poop anyways.
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:21 AM   #8
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If you have ground transport when you get to Sanford, you’re twenty minutes from a wonderful Florida meal. Jolly Gators Fish Camp is on SR46 and the river East of Sanford. Their Florida swamp cabbage is out of this world!

The view of the river is worth the trip. Relax with a beer and watch the boats and birds.
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:59 AM   #9
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Damn! That'll wake you up. How deep is the water next to the grass? Im sure the bottom is as soft as baby poop anyways.
We were in 6-7ft of water. Yes, much stuff on the bottom. The anchor came up with a complimentary 25ft tree
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If you have ground transport when you get to Sanford, youíre twenty minutes from a wonderful Florida meal. Jolly Gators Fish Camp is on SR46 and the river East of Sanford. Their Florida swamp cabbage is out of this world!

The view of the river is worth the trip. Relax with a beer and watch the boats and birds.
Oooh! That sounds like my kind of place! Thanks!
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There nice in open water but we ran into it at the Aster bridge. It completely blocked the river under and around the bridge. Marine patrol moved it thru the bridge after a 4 hour delay. They put the bow of there patrol boat into it and then threw there anchor into the hyacinth and pulled the grass thru into Lake George. We enjoyed beers at anchor watching the removal.
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Moving grass! When cruising in SE Alaska when the tide switched from high to low tide there was so much crap in the water you had to shut down your generator.

WOW. Might be gators lurking in there.....
Saw this guy just across the river....
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There nice in open water but we ran into it at the Aster bridge. It completely blocked the river under and around the bridge. Marine patrol moved it thru the bridge after a 4 hour delay. They put the bow of there patrol boat into it and then threw there anchor into the hyacinth and pulled the grass thru into Lake George. We enjoyed beers at anchor watching the removal.
Wow! That's crazy!
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While I haven't experienced patches anywhere near that large, I often wonder if anything is calling the island home and make an effort to avoid them. My first thought when seeing your pictures was, "I wonder if any big snakes are on the island, looking for higher ground?"

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Alligators, big snakes, and hurricanes.......this is why I prefer to stay in New England. Besides the skiing down there is not really that great. LOL!!!
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Alligators, big snakes, and hurricanes.......this is why I prefer to stay in New England. Besides the skiing down there is not really that great. LOL!!!
The skiing in Florida is great!
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Alligators, big snakes, and hurricanes.......this is why I prefer to stay in New England. Besides the skiing down there is not really that great. LOL!!!
I prefer to use my boat more than 3 months a year without dressing for an artic expedition.

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Hey isn't that the floating island from 'Life of Pi?' Were there any meerkats on it?
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hey isn't that the floating island from 'life of pi?' were there any meerkats on it?
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Can you get all the way to Sanford? I thought just south of Deland it got dicy.
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