River Giveth, River Taketh away

h2o.nhkh2o.nhk Posts: 185 Baller
edited August 2017 in Boat Talk
Our river typically provides hours of great water skiing every season....The river gods were mad today. Rat Bast*rds. Ash tree limb, water logged just enough it floated 1/2" below the surface, but still solid.


  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    Is that really your finger gone?
    Jim Ross
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,744 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Rivers can do that...how much damage to the boat/prop?
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,333 Crazy Baller
    @Razorskier1 at first I thought the same thing. I think he photoshopped it out to keep it a G rated post.
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 1,748
    WE use to have a massive problem with that on the Wailua River in Kauai. Not only half sunk logs, but waterlogged coconuts just below the surface. Broke an ankle on one of those. It became standard to make a pass through the course looking for these before you skied.

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  • h2o.nhkh2o.nhk Posts: 185 Baller
    @Razorskier1 and @Bill22 , Yes, kept the pic G rated....though I had a view choice words for the log.

    @6balls, no damage to boat. Prop damage with some mild vibration at 34, but not enough to warrant replacing until after the season. Shaft still turns true and strut/rudder were not affected. Luckily was only running trick speed otherwise it could have been a lot worse.
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