Water depths on most lakes are slowly going down and people are damaging their props., etc on our waterways. Stay in the right center of the channel going to and fro or you are going to make your boat mechanic happy. Saturday I was on my way to fish and I left the main channel to go into a creek, something I have done a hundred times. I went wide as I turned, but I hit a stump. Net results is that I bent my prop., shaft and buster up some o rings and the bottom seal. Estimated cost around $700. Right now my stomach is a little upset! With as low as the water got last year, I did not damage a thing, but several of my buddies messed up their lower ends. Guess I was lucky last year. Be careful out thar, you hear.