Go Back   Winnipesaukee Forum > Winnipesaukee Forums > Boating
Home Forums Gallery Blogs YouTube Channel Classifieds Links Calendar Register FAQDonate Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-01-2021, 09:24 PM   #1
LakeDad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 65
Thanks: 2
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Default Odd hazards in the lake

What is the strangest thing you've hit or almost almost hit at speed on the lake?

On Monday, I almost hit a watermelon, an entire watermelon with only the top cut off.
It was just below the surface and I'd never have seen it had I not just missed it starboard side.
I've also encountered towels, a shoe and multiple hats, which I remove from the water when found.
LakeDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2021, 11:04 PM   #2
Winilyme
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Ice in = CT / Ice out = Winnipesaukee
Posts: 288
Thanks: 75
Thanked 196 Times in 99 Posts
Default

It didn’t happen on the lake but this reminded me of an experience my uncle had when driving on the NJ Turnpike at speed. He saw a straw hat bouncing ahead of him on the highway and as he approached it, the hat bounced up and caught itself on the drivers side mirror. He rolled down his window and brought it in.
Winilyme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 07:45 AM   #3
Dave R
Senior Member
 
Dave R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,916
Thanks: 242
Thanked 704 Times in 419 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Winilyme View Post
It didn’t happen on the lake but this reminded me of an experience my uncle had when driving on the NJ Turnpike at speed. He saw a straw hat bouncing ahead of him on the highway and as he approached it, the hat bounced up and caught itself on the drivers side mirror. He rolled down his window and brought it in.
When I started reading this, I thought: "oh no, this is going to end with "there was a severed head in it."". Really glad the anecdote went in an entirely different direction.
Dave R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 07:52 AM   #4
tis
Senior Member
 
tis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 5,480
Thanks: 588
Thanked 1,137 Times in 778 Posts
Default

I didn't almost hit it because I wasn't in the boat but when I walked outside I saw something floating in the current by my house. I tried to make out what it was and thought it might be a tv. I finally got in the little boat and rowed out and got it. It was a computer monitor. I called the police and there had been some computers and monitors stolen at the high school. It sat in my closet for several months but they finally came and got it.
tis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 10:31 AM   #5
WinnisquamZ
Senior Member
 
WinnisquamZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 1,148
Thanks: 137
Thanked 397 Times in 258 Posts
Default

Group question, how much distance do you give a lakegull to move out of the way before you turn the boat?


Sent from my iPhone using Winnipesaukee Forum mobile app
WinnisquamZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 09-02-2021, 10:40 AM   #6
Merrymeeting
Senior Member
 
Merrymeeting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Merrymeeting Lake, New Durham
Posts: 2,116
Thanks: 277
Thanked 751 Times in 336 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WinnisquamZ View Post
Group question, how much distance do you give a lakegull to move out of the way before you turn the boat?


Sent from my iPhone using Winnipesaukee Forum mobile app
None, I usually aim for them.
Merrymeeting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 11:13 AM   #7
Patofnaud
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Tilton/Paugus Bay
Posts: 206
Thanks: 12
Thanked 54 Times in 38 Posts
Default

A year or so ago, southwest end of Welch, leaving narrows heading toward Gov'nrs, I saw and almost hit some 4x4x16ft PT lumber floating just below the surface.

Luckily I was able to flag down an MP to mark/fetch and I was going slow from just leaving narrows. Else at speed in the open, it would have been nasty.
Patofnaud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 11:28 AM   #8
Kamper
Senior Member
 
Kamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Thornton's Ferry
Posts: 1,279
Thanks: 67
Thanked 161 Times in 121 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Merrymeeting View Post
None, I usually aim for them.
Since you can't predict their escape path that is probably the best way, as long as you don't "correct your aim!"
Kamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 12:07 PM   #9
steve-on-mark
Senior Member
 
steve-on-mark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Epping, NH / Mark Island
Posts: 828
Thanks: 59
Thanked 395 Times in 201 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Merrymeeting View Post
None, I usually aim for them.
that's how collisions with spinning cars are avoided in NASCAR !
steve-on-mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 12:35 PM   #10
fltsimguy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 66
Thanks: 14
Thanked 24 Times in 10 Posts
Default

A deer swimming between Long Island and Sandy Island.
fltsimguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 12:49 PM   #11
codeman671
Senior Member
 
codeman671's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,834
Thanks: 137
Thanked 532 Times in 322 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave R View Post
When I started reading this, I thought: "oh no, this is going to end with "there was a severed head in it."". Really glad the anecdote went in an entirely different direction.
In NJ you never know....
codeman671 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 10:12 PM   #12
Bizer
Senior Member
 
Bizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 325
Thanks: 0
Thanked 237 Times in 77 Posts
Default

In September, 2003, a boater reported that he hit a submerged object just north of light #18 heading towards the Barber’s Pole. I went to this location. I searched for about 20 minutes before I found a wooden piling about three feet below the surface. Normally, a boater would pass 20-30 feet west of this piling on their way to the Barber’s Pole. Also, lake was lower than it would be for most of the boating season. The water’s depth at this point was about twelve feet. I took a photo of the piling and sent it to the Marine Patrol. It had been removed by the following spring.
Attached Images
 

Last edited by Bizer; 09-03-2021 at 05:56 AM.
Bizer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2021, 10:25 PM   #13
Descant
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Merrimack and Welch Island
Posts: 2,997
Thanks: 869
Thanked 1,118 Times in 701 Posts
Default Piling

Interesting. Any idea of why it was there? Remnants of some structure?
Descant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2021, 11:41 PM   #14
Senter Cove Guy
Senior Member
 
Senter Cove Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 577
Thanks: 252
Thanked 398 Times in 127 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Descant View Post
Interesting. Any idea of why it was there? Remnants of some structure?
I dove on it when it was first reported. It took me a while to find it. To me it appeared to be a broken tree about 4-6 inches in diameter with strong roots into the bottom. I tried uprooting it by hand and couldn't move it. I went back several days later with a hand saw to cut it down and couldn't find it again.
__________________
Lake Winni - The only place I want to be during the summer.
Senter Cove Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2021, 06:56 AM   #15
Lakegeezer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Moultonboro, NH
Posts: 1,598
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 320
Thanked 558 Times in 253 Posts
Default out of the darkness

It was a dark and stormy nite. Really! We were leaving Wolfeboro after the July 4'th fireworks. Well, there were supposed to have been fireworks, but the event was canceled due to a thunderstorm that blew through. We sheltered at someone's dock during the intense storm and when it was through, left in the very dark night with freshening winds towards the Barber Pole. About the time we were rounding the point, keeping Parker Island on our left, a huge trampoline type float appeared out of the dark, right in front of us. It had gotten away in the storm and was drifting south. It was taller than the bow of my boat and we were going slow, bow high to deal with the white caps. Had my OMG moment, missed it by a foot or so and kept on going. Haven't been to Wolfeboro at night since.
__________________
-lg
Lakegeezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2021, 07:05 AM   #16
thinkxingu
Senior Member
 
thinkxingu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 4,607
Thanks: 1,083
Thanked 1,477 Times in 888 Posts
Default

We see deer swimming out to Whaleback Island fairly often—pretty awesome to watch, mostly when they spring out of the water.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
thinkxingu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

This page was generated in 0.68609 seconds