Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-05-2016, 13:57   #1
Registered User
 
cards26's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Colombia
Posts: 179
Dad Never Thought A Dock Ladder Would Kill His Daughter

It says the 'electrical box' on the dock became filled with water, but it does not say how that happened.

This is a sad and strange story.

Dad Never Thought A Dock Ladder Would Kill His Daughter
__________________

cards26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2016, 10:01   #2
Registered User
 
CaptTom's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Southern Maine
Boat: Prairie 36 Coastal Cruiser
Posts: 1,198
Re: Dad Never Thought A Dock Ladder Would Kill His Daughter

Wow, that is a sad story. Thanks for sharing, the more people are aware of this issue, the more tragedies like this will be avoided.

I'd never heard of the warning device the article mentioned. I think if I had a dock that people swam off, it would be a no-brainer to install one.
__________________

CaptTom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2016, 03:20   #3
Registered User
 
nigelmercier's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Boat: Bavaria 47
Posts: 172
Re: Dad Never Thought A Dock Ladder Would Kill His Daughter

The article has taken the basic facts of the sad incident and embellished it with pure fiction, some of it nonsense. Search for the names and see the actual facts that are known.
__________________
Nigel
Got a Bavaria? Want a Bavaria Forum? Click here!
nigelmercier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2016, 05:26   #4
Registered User
 
Rustic Charm's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Boat: Bieroc 36 foot Ketch
Posts: 4,900
Re: Dad Never Thought A Dock Ladder Would Kill His Daughter

This just sounds silly. It sounds like it's simply a case of an electrical fault in which there were victims. Unfortunately not uncommon. ESD? 😒
Rustic Charm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2016, 05:30   #5
Registered User
 
Rustic Charm's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Boat: Bieroc 36 foot Ketch
Posts: 4,900
Re: Dad Never Thought A Dock Ladder Would Kill His Daughter

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptTom View Post
Wow, that is a sad story. Thanks for sharing, the more people are aware of this issue, the more tragedies like this will be avoided.

I'd never heard of the warning device the article mentioned. I think if I had a dock that people swam off, it would be a no-brainer to install one.
RCD's, residential current devices, are now mandatory in all new installations, including houses throughout Australia.
Rustic Charm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2016, 06:38   #6
Registered User
 
El Pinguino's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Somewhere in Patagonia
Posts: 4,346
Re: Dad Never Thought A Dock Ladder Would Kill His Daughter

Very sad... however anyone who swims in a marina where boats are on shore power is asking for trouble.
El Pinguino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2016, 07:01   #7
Registered User
 
malbert73's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Boat: Tartan 40
Posts: 1,115
Re: Dad Never Thought A Dock Ladder Would Kill His Daughter

What I have read is that it's really a risk in fresh water since bodies are much better conductors that fresh water. In saline waters, electricity can conduct well so current doesn't short circuit through bodies. So risk is greatest in lakes, as in this instance.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
malbert73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2016, 07:55   #8
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,316
Re: Dad Never Thought A Dock Ladder Would Kill His Daughter

Very sad story. Probably one to be avoided with some more sharp eye for signs.

Where we are a complete disregard for electrical issues is often displayed. This or complete professional ignorance. We are in Canary Islands, Spain.

b.
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2016, 09:29   #9
Marine Service Provider
 
fstbttms's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 3,631
Re: Dad Never Thought A Dock Ladder Would Kill His Daughter

Quote:
Originally Posted by El Pinguino View Post
Very sad... however anyone who swims in a marina where boats are on shore power is asking for trouble.
ESD is virtually unheard of in saltwater. You are in greater danger driving to your saltwater marina than you are diving in it.
__________________

fstbttms is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dock

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Things only a sailing Dad would say.... 4archsmate Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 0 17-01-2015 09:16
Just thought I would say hello. mestrezat Meets & Greets 2 30-07-2007 12:15
Just thought I would stick my head in and say Hello rougewave Meets & Greets 11 24-06-2007 21:43



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:14.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.