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Old 13-01-2011, 18:23   #1
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these poor guys got a lucky escape but lost the boat yesterday in the Brisbane river floods.
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Old 13-01-2011, 18:28   #2
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another angle showing rescue, very lucky that there were guys in a tinnie nearby
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Wonder if he had flood insurance.
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Wow, it went down like a lump of lead.
very sad to see, there has been some lovely unattended and unloved vessels drifting off down the river to be smashed

Interesting to see the Catamaran Dinghy still afloat.
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Sad what's happening. I don't know what those guys were thinking they could do at that point. They were lucky to survive.
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It looked like a Livingston Dingy

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Wow, it went down like a lump of lead.
very sad to see, there has been some lovely unattended and unloved vessels drifting off down the river to be smashed

Interesting to see the Catamaran Dinghy still afloat.
It looked like a Livingston Dingy. I have one and its good to see at least it made it through such a catastrophe.
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100+ boats no one knows yet, all shapes and sizes even whole pontoons with 5-6 boats attached still, heartbreaking stuff but its still just material things, people have lost babies out of thier arms when being rescued!
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This is incredible. It is hard to believe how powerful our earth is sometimes.
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Old 13-01-2011, 22:30   #10
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STAYING PUT (moored) IN THE BRISBANE River in major flood is similar to anchoring off Airlie beach when you know for a week a cyclone is coming.

Just do not moor in a major Queensland river during flood or you will have to deal with the debri coming downstream and likely mooring failures and pontoon breakaways. Why did they stay???

I recall seeing the carnage of the 1974 flood with ships, boats and barges in trouble. From memory a barge had jammed against a bridge had to be broken up with explosives to protect the bridge in 1994. We always seem to forget the lessons of history.

City cats closed their ferry operation and moved all their vessels to Manly marina. It was reported the stream flow at times was over 20 knots.

Whilst sad to see any vessel lost it is hard to be sympathetic. Just as cyclones should be avoided so should major rivers in flood. There are plenty of options in Moreton Bay and adequate warning to leave the Brisbane river.

Check out latest coastal passage mag and links to Bundaberg and Mary river floods - similar boat carnage.

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Another pair



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I'm sorry, but what a bunch of idiots. Go anchor your boat somewhere in Moreton Bay, anywhere! No sympathy for these people fighting it out at the last minute, keeping rescuers busy, endangering themselves and others due to their own negligence and lack of common sense.

Why?
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I'm sorry, but what a bunch of idiots. Go anchor your boat somewhere in Moreton Bay, anywhere! No sympathy for these people fighting it out at the last minute, keeping rescuers busy, endangering themselves and others due to their own negligence and lack of common sense.

Why?
Possibly because the boat was an unmaintained and unloved piece of ***** and couldn't get of earlier as are a lot of vessels down in the gardens.
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STAYING PUT (moored) IN THE BRISBANE River in major flood is similar to anchoring off Airlie beach when you know for a week a cyclone is coming.

Just do not moor in a major Queensland river during flood or you will have to deal with the debri coming downstream and likely mooring failures and pontoon breakaways. Why did they stay???

I recall seeing the carnage of the 1974 flood with ships, boats and barges in trouble. From memory a barge had jammed against a bridge had to be broken up with explosives to protect the bridge in 1994. We always seem to forget the lessons of history.

City cats closed their ferry operation and moved all their vessels to Manly marina. It was reported the stream flow at times was over 20 knots.

Whilst sad to see any vessel lost it is hard to be sympathetic. Just as cyclones should be avoided so should major rivers in flood. There are plenty of options in Moreton Bay and adequate warning to leave the Brisbane river.

Check out latest coastal passage mag and links to Bundaberg and Mary river floods - similar boat carnage.

The Coastal Passage Home Page
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City cats closed their ferry operation and moved all their vessels to Manly marina
is not correct some of the city cats stayed at the rivergate marina - still in the river.

The other issue is that many of these boats may have had no one home as it were when their pontoons let go. Or the owners may have been overseas etc or simply too scared to take the boat down the river.
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Now I can not verifie this next statement but, I have heard it stated in boating circles that a number of the boats at the gardens are owned by one person who rents out to the less fortunate souls as cheap accomadation they do not call themselves tenants but caretakers. These people have little or no boating knowledge and the boats are bearly water worthy. Those that have seen these boats up close can make thier own conclusions. Its only what I have heard.
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