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Old 15-10-2013, 15:34   #31
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Re: Sunk At The Dock..

They brought in a barge crane yesterday afternoon and this morning rigged her up. By the afternoon they had her somewhat floating and pumped out. No word on why she sank yet...

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Old 15-10-2013, 15:38   #32
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Thanks tropicalescape!

She's got five airbags under her now. Been there for four hours or so. Still no movement. They think the mud has got a good grip on her. Nows there's talk of having to clean every boat in the marina. Scuttlebutt is the clean up costs is at 100 grand and rising by the hour.....

My insurance includes 800k for such events. Now I see why!
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Thanks for the updates...bad link in your post though.
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Old 15-10-2013, 15:41   #34
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I'd like to hear conversations on other boats who get
confused after this guy tacks.

Sunk boats are a giant PITA.
An old wooden sailboat sank in our community's canal last summer.
Those pics you posted sure look familiar.

There's a nice trimaran anchored in Boca Ciega Bay. When I saw it a couple of days ago, it was facing east.

All the starboard surfaces are painted lime green. All the port surfaces are painted bright yellow.

It's ... startling.
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Old 15-10-2013, 17:00   #35
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The link should be www.elcaminoblog.com.
Not sure how to edit it in the post....
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Old 16-10-2013, 19:26   #36
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Last update unless something crazy happens...
They are moving her tomorrow to have her hauled. The current theory as to why she sank was that the seven, 55 gallon drums of fuel on the fishing deck were not properly distributed and along with the added weight of the outboards hung off the back caused the scuppers to start taking on water and that was that.
The marina is pretty well clean except for a sheen that they say will go away. We'll see....
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Old 16-10-2013, 19:44   #37
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Last update unless something crazy happens...
They are moving her tomorrow to have her hauled. The current theory as to why she sank was that the seven, 55 gallon drums of fuel on the fishing deck were not properly distributed and along with the added weight of the outboards hung off the back caused the scuppers to start taking on water and that was that.
The marina is pretty well clean except for a sheen that they say will go away. We'll see....
When one sunk here all the boats nearby got hauled, cleaned and new bottom paint. In the back of my mind i was wishing I was one of those boats. He saved a lot of boaters some big dollars, cost covered by the insurance company. Has your boat been affected by this?
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Old 16-10-2013, 20:15   #38
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When one sunk here all the boats nearby got hauled, cleaned and new bottom paint. In the back of my mind i was wishing I was one of those boats. He saved a lot of boaters some big dollars, cost covered by the insurance company. Has your boat been affected by this?
We've been surrounded by sheen on several different occasions. Not once have we been cleaned, or the offer even made. Not that the boat is any worse for it.
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We've been surrounded by sheen on several different occasions. Not once have we been cleaned, or the offer even made. Not that the boat is any worse for it.
These boats just sat in it until it was cleaned up. It was in the corner of the bulkheads where the tide doesn't pull the fuel, oil and trash out. This corner of the marina collects all the debris. It's a sad sight, all that pollution.
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what is the owner saying and what kind of job is the marina doing with communicating with you guys?

are you getting clear info directly from those in the know?

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Old 17-10-2013, 14:58   #41
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I haven't heard of any boats being actually damaged from the spill. I'm in the back of the marina and the sheen and filmy looking stuff is still here. They tell us it will eventually dissipate and that it is too thin to remove with the pads. There was talk of cleaning the water lines of all the boats here, but I haven't heard anything more. I may take a brush to mine just to see what's there.
I put up a few more pics of the outboards they hung off the back of the boat. You can also see the fishing deck where all the fuel drums were stored. They have people cleaning the inside of the boat right now. The scupper theory is still the leading theory as to why she sank. She has sat now on her lines for two days without any pumping that I know of..

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My marina's sunk-at-dock boat:

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Not sinking: hadn't balanced the fuel among the tanks.

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Old 18-10-2013, 07:36   #44
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The boat tried to leave yesterday and the Coast Guard wouldn't let them. Why you may ask? Well, you would think that the owners would be a little more cautious now that their boat has been sunk twice. Yet, they were leaving for Florida with not one lifejacket onboard, no horn or whistle, no working nav lights and no fire extinguishers! Now here's the best part, the captain that is bringing her to Florida asked someone here what side the reds should be on from here to Florida! Incredible...
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The boat tried to leave yesterday and the Coast Guard wouldn't let them. Why you may ask? Well, you would think that the owners would be a little more cautious now that their boat has been sunk twice. Yet, they were leaving for Florida with not one lifejacket onboard, no horn or whistle, no working nav lights and no fire extinguishers! Now here's the best part, the captain that is bringing her to Florida asked someone here what side the reds should be on from here to Florida! Incredible...
The stupid is strong in that one.
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