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Old 06-09-2014, 11:21 PM   #1
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This and the 38' Steamer just posted Senter Cove Guy and I dove on recently.

Neat boat. More cusk digging around it. One is under the boat in the video. They have a consistent attraction to wrecks. These same holes can also be found around the tug boat off the Witches.

The two groups of white dust like spots to the right of the wreck are two schools of fish. We couldn't see them even if they were there when we dove but the sonar could.

I see many many schools of fish on sonar in Winnipesaukee. Some are huge, perhaps 60-80 feet long.

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Old 06-10-2014, 08:04 AM   #2
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Is there a lack of bilge pumps on these old wooden boats? If so, is that why so many have gone down? I was also thinking that years ago there was not the emergency response that is available now (Sea Tow, TowBoat, MP).

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Great video, Thank you !!
It's hard to see all that "hardware" still on the boat. But in a way it's nice to see her mostly "dressed".

In answer to the Bilge pump question; no, many did not have built in pumps. As a young kid one of my jobs was to pull the engine cover and seats and use the marina's pump at the gas dock to empty the boat. The next step was a small pump that I would connect direct to the battery and stick the hose out. At some point a built-in pump was installed but it was real hard to drill that hole
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Does that bring back memories. My dad use to have Higgins boats. Wooden boats made by the Higgins of torpedo boats fame. They made excellent ski boats! Every time we take the boat out I would open the engine hatch and pump out the water by hand. When my right hand gets tired I would switch over to my left hand. The old boats were known to seep water, either between the caulks or from the propeller shaft, which is stuffed every year.
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This makes me want to get back in the water as soon as I can. Been far too long.
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