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    A thread with sunken boat stories. I have two. I know how Jim feels, maybe not $ wise. But trying to do the right thing. This is my first.
    A belly button boat (Baylinner, first time at river) was stuck on that rock bar on the Parker strip up by River lodge. I cruise by and see crying kids and two moms scarred to shit. There stern drive was stuck on the cable for the buoy. The bow was headed down stream and the back of the boat was taking on a little water. Current at full force 4 pm. I do a drive by and ask "where are the men" They say "they are floating down river." Thank God I didn't run them over, I never saw them. I go a searching and find them about where Castle Rock starts. I pick them up and say WTF. Try to drop them off. They jump off my boat about 100 yards up river and slam into the waiting Baylinner. This took a couple times before they were on board. The whole time they were on my boat they wanted me to pull them off the cable. I'm like, I Don't think so! Second time out with my new CP. (Thank God I was thinking)
    So I go and get my brother in laws 3 seater hook on to the bow eye, (Wasn't thinking) I start giong full power up river. Next thing I know, the sea doo is getting draged under untill the line breaks. So now I'm floating down river, lost the key with half sunk sea doo I float into camp with peoples eyes wide open. Wow! A few cold sodas later we were using the sea doo again. This all could of been a lot worse. But they did get the boat un-stuck with a pontoon boat. Nobody wanted to help. So I did. Morral of the story. You just don't know if you should be nice guy.

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    My Southwind went under in Lake Elsinore. I got lucky, sunk on Monday and was at the Friday.


    My hand hole cover broke. I was right at the bouys in front of Cranes. I make a right for the shore. Got 1/2 way there. I looked over my sholder and saw the transum go under. I tuned off the key and took it out of the ing. LOL. Paul (Lakesonly) jumped out and I saw him swimming for shore with his bag overhead. I collected my seat cushens and sat on the bow. When the steering wheel went under i felt the back of the boat hit bottom. I flagged guy down and he pulled my boat closer to shore. Then I see a loader on the beach. This guy had some rope too. He pulled my boat to shore. Water was just commin over the gunnels. Paul started bailing and we found the problem. Stuffed a towel in the hole and I went to get the trailer. Boat was floating and we got it on the trailer. Water was still commin out of the plug when we got to my driveway. I still remember Paul looking back and saying, "I cant belive that boat is on the trailer".

    The only thing I replaced before the weekend, was the bilge pump. That was the only thing that was shot. LOL

    I miss that boat sometimes.



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    My 20' nordic went down at Huntington Lake when my #1 son left it in the dock overnight. Evidently there was a very slow leak at the TT exhaust. Each drop caused the boat to sit lower in the water and the lower it sank, te faster the leak. Well when he called me at 9:00 Sunday morning, the water was just lapping over the transom, but they couldn't keep up with it by bailing. When I got there at about noon, the bow was up and the jet pump was on the bottom at about 10'. We tried to pull the boat out of the slip, but ended up pushing the bow down and pivoting it under the dock and out where we could hook it up to #2 sons sanger SJ. The SJ pulled it up and over to the shore where we bailed it out and then towed it to the ramp. Had some issues with an incompetent Lake Boat cop, but worked out. Seeing your boat under rather than on top of the water, by definition, is a horrible, "sinking" feeling at the time, but provides some laughs years later. Anyway, it gave me a good excuse to freshen and upgrade the power.
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    uggghhh.... theses stories are enough to make ya ill... then the pictures putcha over the top!
    "i'm into snatchin' kisses... and vice-versa!" haha

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    I remember seeing that vid on hotboat. Were the folks behind the camera friends of yours? Any idea why they didn't come try to help you keep the boat from sinking in the 1st place? Or was the sinking inevitable?

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    Sinking was ineveitable. I was the only one in the water at the time. Some tried to get out, but it was not to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleetimus View Post
    Sinking was ineveitable. I was the only one in the water at the time. Some tried to get out, but it was not to be.
    WEAK. Didn't your boat go down in deep water too? The recovery bill must've been nasty.

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    The boys and I just finished building a Hallett flat and took it to Powell with a group. First day out, we broke a prop shaft coupler and had to kick the boat in. On our way to the house boat a family in a tuna boat zoomed around us to see what we were doing. We tried to wave them, and their huge wake away but to no avail, the wave swamped the boat, they drove on without a clue as to what had happened and the boat sunk into 120' of water back by Gun Site bay.

    I hired a salvage crew but they never found the boat. We took our lemons and made lemonade with it. I got to teach the family the difference between things that matter and things (see my signature) as we rowed in on the seats that floated out and laughed. (we spoke of things that moth and rust doth corrupt) We found another Hallett flat hull, built it from scratch with the boys and now they build boats for fun. They just built themselves a Biesemeyer flat, have another ready to rig as well as the Hallett ready for a complete restoration and they just finished a twin-turbo BBC for our Schiada 21' RC. Looking back, sinking that boat was one of the best learning experiences my kids ever had.

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    What was the cause for your boat sinking Fleetimus?

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    BY FAR THE COOLEST SIGNATURE ON HERE -


    "THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARENT THINGS"


    GREAT STORY DOC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Proppa View Post
    BY FAR THE COOLEST SIGNATURE ON HERE -


    "THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARENT THINGS"


    GREAT STORY DOC

    x2

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    2nd boat I owned learned a very valuable lesson! Don't overload it and sure as hell don't plane it out with it overloaded! WT


    SOMEONE SAID YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU! SO,IM BURNING IT UP ONE GALLON AT A TIME!
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