Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-11-2020, 06:20   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2018
Boat: 50ft Custom Fast Catamaran
Posts: 4,301
Monohulls donít sink after all

This guy was just found about 90 miles off cape canaveral.

30 some odd foot power boat.



Lucky he was spotted. He was out there for at least a full day and overnight.

Looks like a very uncomfortable night.
Chotu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 06:39   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Florida
Boat: Alberg 30
Posts: 46
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

Iíve read several articles and they all just state a 32 foot vessel. I was trying to see what type of boat this is. I donít know motor boats but isnít that a fin keel? And if so, what motor boats have keels like that. Iíve been operating under the assumption that it was a sailboat.
SVSOLITAIRE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 06:43   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2018
Boat: 50ft Custom Fast Catamaran
Posts: 4,301
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

Quote:
Originally Posted by SVSOLITAIRE View Post
I’ve read several articles and they all just state a 32 foot vessel. I was trying to see what type of boat this is. I don’t know motor boats but isn’t that a fin keel? And if so, what motor boats have keels like that. I’ve been operating under the assumption that it was a sailboat.
From what I see, that’s the bow and a danforth or fortress anchor on it. Looks like a pretty standard Grady white or some other similar thing. I don’t know these boats either.

Edit: I take the anchor type back. Looks like a mantus and a danforth had a kid. Ha ha
Chotu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 06:48   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Rochester, NY
Boat: Chris Craft Catalina 381
Posts: 1,538
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

From what I've read on it, the boat was some kind of Sea Ray express cruiser. The piece sticking up is the bow pulpit, so the boat is tipped vertically on end (stern down).
rslifkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 07:05   #5
Registered User
 
CaptTom's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Southern Maine
Boat: Prairie 36 Coastal Cruiser
Posts: 2,077
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

Funny how some boats will settle that way. The stern goes down and an air pocket is left in the bow.

On one delivery I did, we spent a lot of time cleaning the rode locker to free up the plugged drain. Looking at that picture, I'm thinking maybe not having that drain acting as a vent could be a good thing.
CaptTom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 08:51   #6
Registered User
 
GRIT's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Boat: 15 metre Catamaran
Posts: 970
Images: 2
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

On cats, some folks put non-skid on the underside of the bridgedeck; in case of the unlikely event of a capsize, they can better stay "aboard" the boat.

Perhaps, on these smaller power boats, a chair on the bowsprit would be a good "in case I capsize" safety feature?

Lucky fellow; glad he's ok. I'll bet that was a stressful time; wondering if he'd ever be found.

Cheers.
Paul.
__________________
If you can dream it; with grit, you can do it.
GRIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 09:57   #7
Registered User
 
psneeld's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Avalon, NJ
Boat: Albin 40 double cabin Trawler
Posts: 1,872
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

Good luck hoping your boat bow will keep an air pocket like this one did.....
psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 10:05   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Rochester, NY
Boat: Chris Craft Catalina 381
Posts: 1,538
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

Quote:
Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
Good luck hoping your boat bow will keep an air pocket like this one did.....

I know darn well mine won't. Between the access hatch, drain, and windlass chainpipe, the chain locker is nowhere near airtight. Forward bilge might take a bit longer to replace its air with water, but that's not perfectly sealed either.
rslifkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 12:21   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Falls Church, VA
Boat: Island Packet 31
Posts: 41
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

The photos I saw (taken by the crew of the cargo ship that rescued the guy) were startling. He did not appear to be wearing any kind of pfd as he swam toward their ring buoy or coming up over their ladder. He'd apparently experienced a mechanical a couple days before. After drifting, he awoke from a nap to discover the boat was taking on water. Why (it appeared) he did not don a pfd is a mystery to me.
CDR Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 12:54   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West Sussex, United Kingdom
Boat: Tradewind 33, 33 foot, Parker 27 , 26 foot
Posts: 261
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

Quote:
Originally Posted by CDR Smith View Post
The photos I saw (taken by the crew of the cargo ship that rescued the guy) were startling. He did not appear to be wearing any kind of pfd as he swam toward their ring buoy or coming up over their ladder. He'd apparently experienced a mechanical a couple days before. After drifting, he awoke from a nap to discover the boat was taking on water. Why (it appeared) he did not don a pfd is a mystery to me.
Probably did not have one, powerboaerts generally seem to have a much more lax attitude to PFDs and personal safety, than sailboaters do, seem to think the engine will get them out of trouble???
Martkimwat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 13:14   #11
Registered User
 
Rigdaddy's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Key West
Boat: Hans Christian 41 T
Posts: 116
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martkimwat View Post
Probably did not have one, powerboaerts generally seem to have a much more lax attitude to PFDs and personal safety, than sailboaters do, seem to think the engine will get them out of trouble???
I know over 50 power boaters. They all have PFD's aboard. As a rule they usually make the children wear them, but almost never wear them themselves or ask the adults to. As to dinghys/tenders, I normally don't see adults wearing them either.
__________________
Timing is everything
Rigdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 13:58   #12
Registered User
 
CaptTom's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Southern Maine
Boat: Prairie 36 Coastal Cruiser
Posts: 2,077
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

We're all speculating now. I'm glad he's OK.

But (to join in the speculation) I was wondering what happened to his radio. Granted, that far out a VHF with a relatively low antenna might not have reached shore. But if he'd been drifting for a while, it's possible he was closer to shore, and other fishermen, at first.

I don't think not using a PFD (or radio) is a power OR sail thing. I've certainly seen it on both. I might not wear one if I were drifting and napping. And who knows how long he had to retrieve it once he figured out what was going on.

We can all talk about what we would have done, but if we're going to be honest, we weren't there and we don't know the whole story. I do know that things can happen very fast in a situation like that.
CaptTom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 15:02   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Brisbane Queensland
Boat: Simpson 11m Catamaran
Posts: 75
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

No PFD? No radio? No Epirb? No PLB? No liferaft? No life bouy? No dan bouy? No flares? .........and 86 miles offshore? ......Really?
Cliffhanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 15:43   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 493
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

My wife suggested that he was trying to do some hull cleaning, but forgot how to turn the boat up the right way again.
billgewater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2020, 15:57   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 147
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chotu View Post
This guy was just found about 90 miles off cape canaveral.

30 some odd foot power boat.



Lucky he was spotted. He was out there for at least a full day and overnight.

Looks like a very uncomfortable night.
I don't think I'd go sailing again after that, yikes. Talk about your neverending nights! Poor guy.
Heathenly Twins is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hull, monohull

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want To Buy: Where are all of the monohulls for sale in the South Pacific or QLD Australia? Ellstrom Boats For Sale and Wanted 0 01-04-2019 05:03
Why do monohulls sink in hurricanes? chhe Monohull Sailboats 38 18-11-2016 01:45
A couple of basic questions - we don't know what we don't know. MV Wanderlust Powered Boats 15 20-05-2016 04:21
Don't want to sink. mserafi1 Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14 15-05-2015 13:53
Hi all! Newbie to the max here, help me not sink my Newport 27! JordanCabot Meets & Greets 4 09-06-2012 20:31

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:38.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.