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Old 14-06-2013, 15:44   #31
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Re: Boat Burns in Grenada!

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When choices are made beyond need and into want..........

.....leaving aside that buying any boat is not really a "need"!
Ambiguity .. the domain of the English? Leaves no definitive answer? For some that's ok, for most ... uhmmm, not well received methinks?
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Old 14-06-2013, 16:10   #32
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Re: Boat Burns in Grenada!

MarkJ, bet you never thought a good boat fire photo could so rapidly deteriorate into socio-economic conflict, didja?
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Old 14-06-2013, 16:15   #33
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Re: Boat Burns in Grenada!

I'd really like to hear more about this. Obviously they must have found the fire out pretty quickly since they tried to extinguish but could not get the extinguisher where it needed to go. But why?

I mean if my boat was starting to burn I'd kick the damn panel in if I had to or get a hatchet/crowbar on it, whatever it takes. Maybe they tried and just couldn't do it in time due to smoke and flame, but I'd like to hear more if you can speak to the owner/crew about what happened.
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Old 14-06-2013, 16:33   #34
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Re: Boat Burns in Grenada!

Do we know the cause for sure?

If its really three years and a cool 5 mill then they probably didn't jerry-rig anything. I would imagine everything was fused and had breakers.

Maybe an iphone caught fire
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Old 14-06-2013, 16:36   #35
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or the electric fence?
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Old 14-06-2013, 17:04   #36
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You know the boys at spice island and Grenada marine are licking their chops for this insurance job if the insurance company doesn't write it off
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Old 14-06-2013, 17:11   #37
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You know the boys at spice island and Grenada marine are licking their chops for this insurance job if the insurance company doesn't write it off
Uhhh, did you LOOK at the pictures?

The only thing salvageable on that boat is the keel. I guess you could start from there...

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Old 14-06-2013, 17:24   #38
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Re: Boat Burns in Grenada!

Only one sail and no Haylon system installed... What were they thinking? Wait.. I may be in the wrong thread...
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This looks like a fire due to the electrical wiring being overheated; too much wattage was being drawn from unfused (jerry-rigged) circuits. So sad to see a nice boat go down like that.

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Wow!!!...That's amazing that you can measure wattage from those pictures! I even tried blowing up the pictures X10 and still couldn'd see the unfused (jerry-rigged) circuits.
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Mark J

Great citizen journalism and photos! Sad that the people on board could not put the fire out quickly. First thing I would have done is cut all the power if the fire was electrical. Then you would have a better chance to extinguish it. Second thing is the boat was burning for eight hours! If the local authorities are not prepared for a small boat fire sounds like anyone in that anchorage is pretty much on their own. Hope you are able to get more detail about what really happened. Sad to see the boat in flames but, at least everyone made it out alive.
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Wow!!!...That's amazing that you can measure wattage from those pictures! I even tried blowing up the pictures X10 and still couldn'd see the unfused (jerry-rigged) circuits.
I thought the phrase should have should been 'jury rigged'. Unless it was German boat, then it would a jerry boat that was jury rigged. Now as to "watts", don't you produce watts not draw them?
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Re: Boat Burns in Grenada!

Now that you've seen the "after" shots, a few "before" pictures from the Jongert website.

Uisge Beatha - Jongert | Luxury Super Yachts, Built in Holland
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This is not only scary, its downright sad! My heartfelt sympathy to the owner/s. No way on God's ocean that I want this to happen to any decent person/sailor/friend. If this wasn't an intentional act then how can we stand together and help the owner to get him/herself going again? If this is a genuine case let's stand together and help?
Like financially?

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Re: Boat Burns in Grenada!

Here's a sister ship built in 2006 that can be had for a mere 3.9 million euros.

2006 Jongert 2400M Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

(check out the engine room photo)
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Now that you've seen the "after" shots, a few "before" pictures from the Jongert website.

Uisge Beatha - Jongert | Luxury Super Yachts, Built in Holland
Unbelievably beautiful. To me, it doesn’t matter that it was insured. To see a work of art like that destroyed in a few hours...tragic.
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