Maybe some of you heard me on the radio with good Samaritans and/or the Coast Guard about 1:00 to 1:45 PM this last Friday the 16th.We were traveling north between Foul Bay and the southern point of Nellie Juan at about 25 MPH in three foot seas when we hit something (or more likely something hit us) very hard on the starboard side. My 7,500 lb Stabicraft went airborne and rolled to port about 45 degrees. My Son cracked his head pretty good, but I got the worst of it, I was thrown from the Captains position all the way to the other side of the cabin, causing multiple bruises, particularly my hip. I needed help to get off the boat in Whittier that evening. We never saw anything before or after the collision. We hailed a close by boat to please stand by while we checked for damage, including my 4 year old Granddaughter who was luckily in the cuddy area surrounded with soft stuff like sleeping bags pillows and blankets. She was unhurt. Amazingly there was no damage to props or anything else that we could see. When we got to Whittier and pulled the boat out we inspected the hull and could find no damage of any kind. That's why we're confident it was a whale and not a log.
The point is....be careful out there. Things can happen when you least expect it, and you may never see it coming. We were lucky.