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Old 09-03-2017, 02:50 AM   #21
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Same thing happened to us recently on the Tombigbee. It turned out to be a log floating just below the surface.
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:19 AM   #22
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Could have been one of those cats people keep on there boat
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:36 AM   #23
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Could have been one of those cats people keep on there boat
Pretty good use for a cat.
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:25 PM   #24
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Maybe the seaweed was so thick it clumped up and the prop whacked it onto the hull.

I ran over a crab float once and it made an awful sounding thumpy bump.

I also ran over a submerged rock and curled my prop edge over.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:05 AM   #25
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There re a lot of things floating or semi-floating in the water and at some point, you will hit one. Logs, of course, other debris, manatees, alligators and other marine life, crab or other trap markers (sometimes pulled just beneath the surface by the current) and even dead bodies.

Keeping a sharp eye on where you're going helps to avoid these but sometimes they are not visible from the surface.
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Logs, of course, other debris, manatees, alligators and other marine life, crab or other trap markers (sometimes pulled just beneath the surface by the current) and even dead bodies.

So perhaps both thumps were dead bodies....
Is the Mob active around Monterey Bay?
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mola mola?
I've hit a few over the years
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So perhaps both thumps were dead bodies....
Is the Mob active around Monterey Bay?
A friend of mine was at a marina on the face dock and when he went to leave there was a dead body wedged against his boat. He called the police and they kept him for several hours asking questions.

This, of course, kept him from returning to his home marina on time and required him to take off a day of work.
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