Well, we were cutting through the management area across from Wingate's and after going through the idle zone I jumped up on plane and was a little left of where I thought I was (low light and fogged up glasses) and felt two impacts, one of which put the hole in the boat. We began fishing a short while later and I kicked on the bilge pump to "see" and to my dismay,it pumped out maybe a half gallon of water. It seemed I was taking on about this much water every 5 to 10 minutes. I decided around 8:15 that I wanted to put it on the trailer to survey the damage and Dick found the hole in the back.
The boat is currently in Attapulgus, Ga getting repaired and I hope to have it floating as early as next weekend. I think I will go no-boat for the next Seminole tourney if alllowed to join the club. Last year about this time I had an incident up the Flint while fishing for Shoal bass that cost me around $1,100.00 to fix. I just don't get along with this particular body of water.
To add insult to injury, I am dealing with a Beaver problem behind the house.