Making contact with a bridge is not a positive event, but for some darned reason nearly every boat has at least one near miss -- even if it's just whacking the structure with the VHF antenna. We've seen it done, done it ourselves and paid the price. At best, it'll be two or three C-notes to replace an antenna. At worst, well, we've seen the worst. Here are some tips to skim under bridges scot-free.