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any underwater hazards at Haskins?

 
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watermonkey



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:06 am    Post subject: any underwater hazards at Haskins? Reply with quote

Anything to watch out for / areas to avoid at Haskins, particularly sailing barefoot?
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victor



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shopping carts
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jse



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about the water?

Most of the shopping carts have been retrieved by the sailors that frequent that place.

Steve
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hemmy007



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: any underwater hazards at Haskins? Reply with quote

watermonkey wrote:
Anything to watch out for / areas to avoid at Haskins, particularly sailing barefoot?




Broken Glass or Left Over Rusty Metal Trash.
Do you have your Tetanus shot updated?

Seriously, wear booties at these type of spots or deal with the reality of stepping on something that will ruin your day. ;-(

The offshore wind is the real killer there.
Make sure you can make it back up wind to the launch...
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rwilde



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The boys seem to keep that place pretty clean and pull out the big stuff but on the far side just upwind of the tanks there is a lot of crap in the water. You will want to sail it when there is water. Low tide sucks.
RW
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haskins launch always had tons of debris, from bottles to shopping carts, even in the mid 80's. Lots of beer drinking, motorcycle riders, low riders, guys who hang out at night frequent that location. The sand lot at the street used to invite parties all night, on warm evenings.
Try to check the bottom at low tide before heading out, as new garbage finds it's way there at night.
Usually a minimum of 3' of tide is needed to sail there.
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PAmuddog



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

View this topic in the forum for Haskins cleanup info several months ago:

Shopping carts at Haskins are gone!

The tire is still there and as mentioned booties are recommended.
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