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  • Posted by hooperj14 on February 23, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I was looking forward to a long day on the lake today but unfortunately it was cut short. I hit a rock coming through the pass in between the island and the bank just down lake from fate sanders and ripped the skeg and the metal above it off my motor. The gears still look alright so hopefully all i need is a new housing. I have run that pass about 5 times this winter no problem. I guess I got to far to the left this time. Safe to say that was my last time trying it.

    simplecircuit replied 10 years, 4 months ago 6 Members · 9 Replies
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  • degaman

    February 23, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    A boater’s nightmare. Was it the first or second cut-through? I can navigate the first one (goat island), but the second one I only use at summer pool.

  • tomlida1

    February 24, 2014 at 12:07 am


  • Brian

    February 24, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Oh no!!! I hate that for you. Try to get it fixed quickly….its about to turn on!

  • bclifton

    February 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Man sorry to hear about this. I done that to my boat when it was only 6 months old, but I tore the whole lower unit off. Hopefully you will get it fixed pretty quick.

  • hooperj14

    February 25, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Got it dropped off at Clark Marine yesterday. I will be back in action very soon 😎 . The weird thing is my prop is completely fine must have just caught the skeg. It was the first cut through that got me Degaman.

  • degaman

    February 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    The first cut-through has a shallow sandy point with large boulders on the left when exiting going down river. It is a fairly narrow path to navigate safely. I used to avoid it altogether during winter pool, but everybody uses it during tournaments, so I figured it out… hopefully. I just follow the deepest contours on my GPS mapping.

    Glad you will be back to fishing soon.

  • simplecircuit

    February 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    How fast were you going?
    Looks like a pretty severe impact. Glad everyone is ok.

  • hooperj14

    February 25, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Degaman- That is exactly what got me… I was almost through when it happened. Simplecircuit- I was going 41 mph, my rig tops out at about 55. As bad as it is, all I felt was a small jolt, but not even enough to make me move in my seat.

  • simplecircuit

    February 27, 2014 at 2:05 am

    I guess that makes sense if your prop was still intact.
    Glad nothing worse happened. The guys at Clark should get you sorted out pretty quick. I don’t know any of the shortcuts above Hobson Pike. That’s the main reason I hang on the lower end of the lake – especially in the winter.

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