Had a great day today and then not so great. We were on the Severn River just waiting on the sun to go down. I was in the channel off to the side looking at an inlet i haven't been in literally at a standstill. I put it in reverse to back out and about 30 seconds later i hear a clunk and felt like i hit something. I look down at my fishfinder and it said i was in 17 ft of water. Both engines stop. I look around, cant see anything at all, check the depth again and still have no idea what happened. I started up the engines and my port engine was fine but starboard wouldn't go into gear and just revved up. Forward or Reverse, nothing. It revs up really quick though. So i leave the engine on to give me power to steering and start to limp home. I was literally across the river from my marina. By the time i got close the starboard engine warning came on. Shut the engine down, popped the hatch and it had completely drained the gear lube reservoir. So i limped on in with just one engine and muscling the steering. So i am going with I hit something that either A) Spun the props and i just need to replace the props....fingers crossed.
I busted something in the transmission or C) busted something in the out drive. Feels like i need to have the marina pull the boat out regardless to look at everything. Advice? Any recommendations for a mechanic in the Annapolis area? This is gonna be one i don't try and do myself.
It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere!