To any boaters on here...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by fotografica, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. fotografica macrumors 68040

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    Buddy of mine sent me these pics from last weekend. This is a perfect example of how things can go real bad,real fast on the water. It's always in the back of my head when I'm on the water. Fortunately there were other boats in the area and nobody was hurt or lost..
    Four minutes from mayday to bye bye boat
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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Did the waves overtake it, or did something else go wrong?
     
  3. fotografica thread starter macrumors 68040

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    From people on the scene,it was either a through hull fitting or a fitting to the live well that let go..Plug was in,it wasn't that..It was a 31' Fountain CC w/twin outboards..Not exactly a cheap boat by any means.
     
  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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  5. fotografica thread starter macrumors 68040

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    They were about 6 miles offshore..Fortunately there were several boats within minutes of them as the water temps there were in the upper 50's..
     
  6. Boneoh macrumors 6502

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    Gee, I'm just glad that they are ok. Good to see they had life vests on, too.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    e is the official MacRumours motor-boatin' sonofabitch.


    If anybody knows how something like this could happen, it's e.
     

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