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ss1024

Water Depth - Stumps on bottom

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ss1024

Hello,

I am new to this forum.  Recently bought a 99 sunsetter LXI.

Due to the hot summer, the water level on our lake has gone down a lot.  Being in the bay, I have a lot of stumps on the lake floor.

I want to know how much water do I need to just idle out to the main lake.

The shallowest stump is 26 inches below the water (measuerd it).

IS that enough to now hot the prop on it?

 

Thx

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River Monsters

Welcome to the forum.  There are additional resources at the top of the page with specifications and also links to the original brochure.  Draft is listed as 18".

As much as I love this place and the advice, seems like floating it over the stump and having a look for yourself would give you the most peace of mind.  Post some pics when you have a chance.  I hope the hot summer means you've been out on the water.

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RedOwl

In the name of science we need to get a 'crew member to recreate @waldito's 'experiment' and measure drafts of various boats w/ various amounts of ballast & passengers...

 

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Technicallyabu

Sounds like an imminent prop repair to me.  But I'm the guy that stuff like that would happen to.  I paddle out from a launch we use with water levels in the 36 inch range.

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Bill_AirJunky

My slip is less than 3' deep. We drive in & out of channel that is maybe a bit over 2' deep. Both have muddy bottoms though so even when you hit, all it does is shine the prop up a bit.

I think I'd mark the stumps with a small orange flag or whatever & then go around it.

Ever notice that boat is in an above ground pool? Seems like the additional weight could cause a problem with that pool.

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mountaineerhill

I need to know the story behind those pictures....

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Gavin17
1 hour ago, Bill_AirJunky said:

My slip is less than 3' deep. We drive in & out of channel that is maybe a bit over 2' deep. Both have muddy bottoms though so even when you hit, all it does is shine the prop up a bit.

I think I'd mark the stumps with a small orange flag or whatever & then go around it.

Ever notice that boat is in an above ground pool? Seems like the additional weight could cause a problem with that pool.

If the pool was 100% full of water and you dropped a boat in (or anything else that floats) that boat would displace it's weight in water, with water spilling over the sides and the weight inside the pool would remain the same. 

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RedOwl
1 hour ago, mountaineerhill said:

I need to know the story behind those pictures....

 

1 hour ago, Bill_AirJunky said:

Ever notice that boat is in an above ground pool? Seems like the additional weight could cause a problem with that pool.

 

12 minutes ago, Gavin17 said:

If the pool was 100% full of water and you dropped a boat in (or anything else that floats) that boat would displace it's weight in water, with water spilling over the sides and the weight inside the pool would remain the same. 

 

HERE IS THE ORIGINAL THREAD AND DEBATE THAT ENSUED

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