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Old 01-03-2015, 12:35   #31
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Re: Boat Ashore, Vero Beach

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No.....the ICW....Vero is on the ICW....lots of boats anchor out or are on moorings there. Look at a map of Eastern Florida, you'll get it. The ICW between the shelter Islands and the mainland can get pretty boisterous in these areas.
The boat came ashore on the Atlantic side of Vero.
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Re: Boat Ashore, Vero Beach

Maybe the reality of putting his life savings into a floating hole finally sunk in. I've been in a stupor several times wondering what the heck I just did and when will the pain stop. But it goes away till something else breaks.
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Old 01-03-2015, 13:27   #33
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seems weird that the police would take him off the boat but not secure the boat (make sure it was anchored, have one person pilot it back to dock, tow it into dock). Without knowing the details, seems that would have been cheaper/less work than dealing with it on the beach as it is now.
I read that to indicate they took him off the boat after it came ashore, or perhaps after it was in the surf zone...

Seems highly unlikely the Vero Beach police would take it upon themselves to jump into one of their boats, run the 10 miles down to Ft Pierce Inlet, then another 10 miles back up to the Vero oceanfront...

Especially, with there being a CG station just inside the inlet at Ft Pierce, with a boat and crew far better equipped to deal with the removal of someone aboard a boat in the ocean :-)
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Old 01-03-2015, 14:53   #34
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Re: Boat Ashore, Vero Beach

Oh well...all I got was the boat was beached at Vero Beach and then all the particulars started coming in...
..who knows. Somebody got in over his head it would seem...happens frequently in that area. Who knows.

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No.....the ICW....Vero is on the ICW....lots of boats anchor out or are on moorings there. Look at a map of Eastern Florida, you'll get it. The ICW between the shelter Islands and the mainland can get pretty boisterous in these areas.

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That doesn't look like the ICW to me. That's looks like a beach on the Atlantic Ocean. What shore on the ICW would pile sand up around a beached boat like that?
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That doesn't look like the ICW to me. That's looks like a beach on the Atlantic Ocean. What shore on the ICW would pile sand up around a beached boat like that?
Not to mention, the absence of the substantial dunes shown in the OP's photo in front of the typical waterfront home along the Indian River in Vero...

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Re: Boat Ashore, Vero Beach

Gonna save this thread to reference next time someone say "just go for it" to a newbie


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My guess is that they were cruising close inshore and the engine died on them and before you know it they were up on the beach, unable to get the engine started.
That's what the anchor is for.

1) Anchor the boat

2) Work on the engine
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Re: Boat Ashore, Vero Beach

Looks like the boat is about to be removed. Meanwhile, the beach seems to be taking over:
Derelict sailboat finally being moved from beach - VeroNews: Vero Beach 32963 Features
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Looks like the boat is about to be removed. Meanwhile, the beach seems to be taking over:
Derelict sailboat finally being moved from beach - VeroNews: Vero Beach 32963 Features
Almost 2 months later, that thing is still sitting on the beach fronting an upscale residential neighborhood? Damn, there's a classic example of Florida's inability to deal with the problem of derelict boats, no?

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When the boat finally ran aground and Clements was helped to shore, he “appeared to be unresponsive” and was “disoriented and confused,” a police report said.

Indian River Shores police officer Trevor Seegot wrote in his report that he “smelled a strong odor of alcohol” emanating from Clements, who, as a precautionary measure, was taken to the Indian River Medical Center for examination.
Wow, what a shocker, eh?
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@ Snore - I agree entirely !


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Re: Boat Ashore, Vero Beach

The lesson of this wreck is not that newbies shouldn't go for it, but that they should remain sober while sailing (or motoring).
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Notice that they won't remove the boat if they find any turtle nests around it. Who is running this operation, people or turtles?

And since they can't find the owner, the taxpayers have to pay for the removal.
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