Discussion in 'Washington Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by cgregerson, Sep 17, 2018.
What a scary experience. Glad everyone made it out ok.
You are correct, the Viking inflates after the paniter line pays all the way out, 30’
I am really glad that all was lost was equipment. Sinking is a very bad way to go. Hypothermia and floating around until you die does not sound like a pleasant experience. I have two VHF's, both programmed with my MMSI# and have independent internal GPS, DSC on both, plus one is connected to both of my GPS', A handheld with DSC, A ResQlink SAT Epirb, 5w Class B AIS and it is all in my Boston Whaler. I cannot depend on a buddy boat to pull my biscuits out of the fire. The sea will kill you even in moderate weather in some circumstances....Ap
Winner winner tuna dinner!
The hydrostatic releases the liferaft, the painter line has to pay out all the way to inflate the raft, I have a Viking pro 6 person offshore and it’s line is 30’, better get to pulling!!! Ha ha. And yes, the painter line is attached to the boat and there is a line cutter in the raft to cut loose if you need to.
It doesn't look like that boat had a Eurotransom, but rather it looks cantilevered to me. I've always thought cantilevered brackets make no sense both on the water and especially on a trailer. The forces generated by 1000# cantilevered three or four feet behind the end of the trailer bunks must be enormous. If that led to a crack in the hull, it certainly could get worse on a rough ocean that would otherwise not initiate a crack.
IMO, the Eurotransom is a step forward from the cantilever type brackets. I don't think that this happened because it was a Bayliner, as that particular design was more common when it was built. GW used to have a similar design, but offers either one or no models with it today. Maybe aluminum boat manufacturers will see the logic that glass boat makers have universally adopted, maybe not.
Most likely it was over the max power what transom can handle and a combo of rotten transom.
Unless the vessel is recovered, there will not be a definitive answer, and speculation will reign supreme.
The fact is that the vessel sunk with loss of property and no loss of life. Most of us have never been in this unenviable position, and we can only assume that all was done correctly by the captain and crew in this emergency situation.
Glad everyone is ok..Shit can be replaced. Lives cant.
It was not over max power. I made sure of that for insurance. All fiberglass hull there is no wood in the transom of those boats. So I don’t believe rot would’ve been an issue
Thank you. I doubt it will ever be recovered. Me and my crew all left some of our sanity on the ocean that day. What we went through and the thoughts in our heads will always be there. I’m thankful that we decided to go with a buddy boat. That made a way better outcome to our story. Everyone is safe I’ll get new gear and a new boat. My main concern is that my friends made it off the boat.
Rick, I sent you a PM re your insurance. Get back to me when you have a moment.
Glad everyone was safe. Bummed about the boat sinking. Good thing you were buddy boating.
Rick, someone posted a link to a similar Bayliner for sale, did you see it and if so was it just like your boat?
If the answer is yes I will respond with some more questions, comments I have about the boat.
The boat is on Point Grenville beach if you want some answers - though I’m sure you know that by now. Picture is from a buddy who noticed it there this am on his way to work.
That's amazing it made it all the way to shore by itself assuming they were really 35 miles offshore when the shit hit the fan.
Hopefully someone could get down there and maybe get some more pictures of it, especially the transom area that we are thinking failed.
If the owner can get there maybe there is SOME stuff he can recover, worth looking IMO. (props come to mind if nobody beats him to them, big bucks if they are stainless)
At this point the CG should have secured the vessel pending investigation. I don't think salvaging gear is an option at this point...
I just compared the two pictures and I don't think that's the same boat.
The boat that there are pictures of sinking clearly has a radar arch on it, this boat here appears to have the radar mounted directly to the hardtop.
Anyone know for sure?
I stand corrected.
Tthe top is upside down and the boat in the background appears to be some kind of heavy duty CAT that I assume does salvage and recovery work.
Crazy I assumed she was 1000ft deep. Guess glass boats float even upside down.
OP is correct, that is a huge crack on the Starboard Transom. Holy Crap, I wonder what it looks like all the way down under the boat. Looks to me like the transom almost ripped off.
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