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Old 07-06-2013, 08:51   #16
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Re: So this happened at a marina in Vancouver today..

Oh OUCH! Perhaps a few "slightly" rusty bolts on the cross brace attachment.
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It would be interesting to see how they pick the load back up. The tug is likely not too bad off...unless the engine jumped off the logs. Every owners nightmare.

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You can bet the Insurance company will do a thorough investigation before cutting a check for this one. I hope no one was injured.
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You can bet the Insurance company will do a thorough investigation before cutting a check for this one. I hope no one was injured.
My thoughts exactly.
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Re: So this happened at a marina in Vancouver today..

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not for the tug--for the yard--those tugs were being repaired elsewhere for many years, now the lowest bid was the greedy yard without the bones to back it....oh well..big lawsuit----
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Re: So this happened at a marina in Vancouver today..

Nobody should have been in, under or around, a few years back two broke their slings in Queensland Australia but both over water at the time.

The damage to mountings on machinery would be the worry as you say, i bet the operator was somewhat shaken!!!
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What a mess! Hope nobody was hurt?
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those tugs were being repaired elsewhere for many years, now the lowest bid was the greedy yard without the bones to back it.
Would you mind telling me where you obtained this information?
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should have drained the water and the holding tanks first
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Re: So this happened at a marina in Vancouver today..

It was turning and must have done the splits. One wheel-set stayed put and the other went wider and wider....
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not for the tug--for the yard--those tugs were being repaired elsewhere for many years, now the lowest bid was the greedy yard without the bones to back it....oh well..big lawsuit----
Wouldn't that make it the greedy tug company then? Lowest bid taken regardless of quality?

That being said I think it was the bigger lift.
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Re: nobody under it or around it when in the slings. Maybe in an ideal world. In reality there are people under there with jobs to do a lot of the time.
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Miscalculation could have been the fuel on board etc
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I was in a RI boatyard when they were hauling way too big a motoryacht on a hydraulic trailer and one side of the hydraulics started to give way. The huge yacht was slowly sinking to one side and some boatyard guy, either incredibly brave or incredibly stupid, or both, grabbed a chunk of timber, dove under the side of the boat and propped it between the ground and the chine and arrested the fall. If it hadn't worked he would have been crushed. Another interesting moment that happened earlier was when the truck couldn't pull the trailer and yacht up the ramp, so they hooked up a yard tractor to the front of the truck with a chain and both started pulling for all they were worth until the front end of the truck pulled off and was launched like an arrow through the air and out of the boatyard. It went flying off into the streets of the city--I bet someone had a surprise land in their backyard. Needless to say, I have never been back to that boatyard.
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Re: So this happened at a marina in Vancouver today..

I'm a little confused. The title of the post refers to Vancouver but the body of the post talks about San Diego. Where did this happen?

I've hauled my boat at Shelter Island Yacht Ways and they are definitely not set up for any type of commercial vessel.

Fair winds and calm seas.
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I'm a little confused. The title of the post refers to Vancouver but the body of the post talks about San Diego. Where did this happen?

I've hauled my boat at Shelter Island Yacht Ways and they are definitely not set up for any type of commercial vessel.

Fair winds and calm seas.
The OP never mentioned SD
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