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Old 07-02-2010, 19:28   #1
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Vessels Not Under Command

Recent heavy rain has caused some boats in the Coomera river to break free of their moorings..

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Old 07-02-2010, 19:55   #2
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That is a shame, I really do not understand people will invest life savings and then drop a hook or Mooring and leave a boat uncared for. From what I seen that first boat had to have cost Big money. They had to know the river was going over its banks.

Myself I would have ran the boat aground and used rope chain anything to tie off to trees, and stayed with the boat.

A old salt told me "if you take care of your boat it will take care of you" I really beleive this and would never walk away from my boat in a strom or danger.

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Old 07-02-2010, 19:59   #3
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Crikey, how horrible. Poor buggers.
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Old 07-02-2010, 20:34   #4
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Thank God the person on the blue sailboat accross the way didn't get wiped out, that could of been deadly.
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Old 07-02-2010, 23:06   #5
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I am in the US but have visited and cruised on that river.

Is that the sharp bend just NE of Gold Coast Marina? Those must be the boats usually moored just across and up river of the Marina.

Love that area and those are beautiful waterfront homes with fantastic cruising access.

Terrible to see all that damage occurring.

Where will all those boats end up stacking up? I wonder if some will make it out to the Coral Sea?
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Wow!
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Luxury boats adrift in Gold Coast river Local Gold Coast News | goldcoast.com.au | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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I had to laugh at OG- (thank goodness a person in a sailboat didn't get wiped out!) I know, that's not how you meant it. But yeah, these guys are guilty of neglect. If I was the dockowner I think they would get a bill from me. Houseboats- got to love em.
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