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Old 03-11-2014, 07:57   #1
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Family Rescued After Salboat Capsizes in Galveston Bay

I'm very glad to hear the family is OK, but was wondering if anyone had information on exactly what happened? I was out in the same waters as this, and am concerned as to how their vessel 'capsized'... Sails appear furled in the video - I was wondering if (200 yards from shore) perhaps they ran aground and were pummeled by waves?? I don't wish to speculate too much, but would like to hear some specifics for future safety in the same area.

Family rescued from Galveston Bay after boat capsizes
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Re: Family Rescued After Salboat Capsizes in Galveston Bay

I am glad they are safe, but I don't buy the tipped over thing. I bet they ran aground and the squall pushed them on the bank
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Re: Family Rescued After Salboat Capsizes in Galveston Bay

Video says they ran aground, heeled over, and started taking on water.
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Re: Family Rescued After Salboat Capsizes in Galveston Bay

Anyone know exactly where in The Bay they are?

The report says they were trying to beat a cold front. My guess would be they ran aground, then chopped pushed them in further.
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Re: Family Rescued After Salboat Capsizes in Galveston Bay

It was a pretty bad ass cold front. The water is very shallow with tons of old piers and debris. I'm very confused on why the coast guard wasn't involved, as it would of made this situation safer. Walking/wading in that water was pretty dangerous as noted before of old piers/debris in high winds and waves. The boat looks pretty "clean" so I think she just ran aground and took on water. This report was very vague and rather silly. I could not find any other information about this incident. It seems like they were way way off course. Glad the family is well.
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Re: Family Rescued After Salboat Capsizes in Galveston Bay

San Leon, south of the channel
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Re: Family Rescued After Salboat Capsizes in Galveston Bay

Sorry, here is the chart.
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Re: Family Rescued After Salboat Capsizes in Galveston Bay

Bizarre Galveston mystery: Rescued family vanishes, leaving behind sinking sailboat and a fake trail:

Bizarre Galveston mystery: Rescued family vanishes, leaving few clues - CultureMap Houston
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Mystery solved.. Fugitive Couple, 7 Kids Caught After Tourist IDs Them, Feds Say
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Very interesting..
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Re: Family Rescued After Salboat Capsizes in Galveston Bay

I guess They figured the cops would check planes,trains and maybe even automobiles.... Be maybe not marinas. Lol. It must be a new getaway plan :-)



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Re: Family Rescued After Salboat Capsizes in Galveston Bay

The boat didn't capsize. They ran it aground probably because they were incompetent navigators. As the tide went out, the boat laid over on it's side and the boat flooded probably when the tide came back in. A mud bottom can develop suction against the hull not allowing the boat to right itself until it's too late and water pours in through the companionway. They'd probably have been fine if they just put the washboards in the companionway. That is fine until they got busted for their nefarious deeds.
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Re: Family Rescued After Salboat Capsizes in Galveston Bay

These thieves don't realize that sailboats are not cars that work on water. The best one I saw was the couple that was swiping cats out of the UK. They took one out in the ocean, ran out of gas, and died of exposure because they couldn't make the sails work. Some type of irony going on here...
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