Boat Sinks

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by Salmonater, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Baby J

    Baby J Member

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    If this ever happens to me the coastguard will pull up on me 75 miles West of Westport and be like “WTF is that guy doing waxing the bottom of his boat way out here with his wife drifting further out to sea”. But then they will see I’m buffing and waxing those bunk lines and it will all make sense.
     
  2. Omakase

    Omakase Well-Known "Member"

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    I just bottom painted one of those Cutwaters, a shorter one with a single O/B. There are several thru hull drains below the waterline which is not a good practice and the surveyor's comments on the cause of the sinking point to those.

    That said, these boat looks kind of tippy. I mean quite a bit of the chine is carved out to accommodate the "performance" steps and deep-v hulls lean over pretty easily anyway . . . I'll stick my neck out and say if the offshore bracket was full of water it wouldn't take that much for the boat to turtle . . . after all it didn't really "sink". Any naval architects in the house?

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  3. Odin7

    Odin7 Odin7

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    Running with scissors...

    Putting forks into toasters...

    Licking the monkey bars when it is ten below zero...

    Not getting insurance on my boat...

    ...things I learned by the age of six.
     
  4. agrazela

    agrazela Member

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    Because he buys a brand new boat to carry his wife and children around in, and cheaps out on insurance.

    Then whines on the internet about it.
     
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  5. eldplanko

    eldplanko got the skunk off

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    Yeah the thread on THT is catching fire. Everyone there zeroed in on the inconsistencies on the deck plates on the pod, pictured open in some pics, different colored in others from the surveyer. Something definitely fishy going on there.

    I’m thinking more and more about shore power, I assume with twin outboards, and no genny, it can’t take much to run the house batteries down on a big boat like this without some way of charging.
     
  6. eldplanko

    eldplanko got the skunk off

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    SFBC thread mentions Yamaha Canada requires the dealer install and rig the motors.
     
  7. mrfish11

    mrfish11 "Ice Melter"

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    This is definitely a great winter thread.
     
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  8. Salmonater

    Salmonater Well-Known "Member"

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    Granted he did a lot of things wrong, mostly from inexperience I believe. That doesnt excuse the sloppy manufacturing and poor customer service from the dealer. I might be wrong, but i think this started as a on going blog , and it just blew up with all the difficulties encounterd. I don't think you can blame someone for trying to get their bad experiences out to the public(whining) as you stated it.
     
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  9. mullet

    mullet Metal Fabricator

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    He came off as a real special type of customer .Or maybe it's just his writing style that makes him come off like that.
     
  10. Captain Decent

    Captain Decent I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I have learned that regardless who is right or wrong, rushing and pressuring a builder rarely results in a) timelines being met and b) a quality build.

    It seems this is a case of a pia customer and a manufacturer who over promised. Pia customer kept pressuring the manufacturer who ended up slapping shit together to get the guy out of their hair.
     
  11. G-Spot

    G-Spot Captain

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    Pia customer or otherwise... he is a total dumb ass for having a $400k boat uninsured...... sarcasm on a blog...... well, I understand this as many people misunderstand me and my writing style, yet any complaint or issue Inhave is usually thought out and not without warrant. Looks like the Cutwater has some serious rigging and quality issues! People seem to give manufactures the green light or be a duche as soon as a customer says somtheing wrong or demands the quality they paid for......

    Still a total dumb ass for not having insurance.... this still leaves me amazed!
     
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  12. FVSerenity

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    I still can’t get past him saying he had to get a mechanic in Ketchikan to come out an re connect the steering tie rod, defiantly has no buisness being out in the ocean...

    Gee honey the batteries are dead? I guess I’ll pop my epirb and wait for the coast guard? Fuses? There’s fuses? Where? Did you bring any extras? The manufacturer didn’t give us any!

    I smell millennials
     
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  13. Chasin' Tail

    Chasin' Tail ~Jumpers!!~ <*)))><

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    Man those survey photos showing the Wiring/Rigging under the deck, to the battery switches, bilge & aft compartment where the steering hydraulic lines are rigged looks more like what you'd expect to find on a $25k spec boat not on a $350k cruiser.
     
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  14. FVSerenity

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    Here’s a thought
    They left the access doors off, the wind blew and the waves washed water into the transom which swamped the boat, they lost the plates when the boat turtles so they ran down to the local store and bought something the same size and stuck them in there thinking no one would notice, except for the pictures they posted in their website....
     
  15. sgwill122

    sgwill122 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That’s what I was thinking. The only other scenario I can think of is he lost or damaged one of the hatch covers on his journey north and was only able to find the black ones to replace it with. Makes no sense to replace white ones with seals with the black ones, especially since they look worse.

    The one thing that is weird is the owner provided the survey guy with pictures of the original white covers so maybe the black ones were installed by dealer when it was getting repaired why else would the surveyor include old pictures when he could take the pictures himself(which he did). Lots of speculation...
     
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  16. Mpizzle

    Mpizzle Bobber down!

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    I thought the exact same thing. Who calls a mechanic out for a 10 minute job with a wrench? If you can't do that much yourself you have no business around boats, let alone a 30'er
     
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  17. OMEGA

    OMEGA Well-Known "Member"

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    When the OP mentions calling mechanic/technician out he may be referencing the delivering dealer. He may be calling them out even for basic items post delivery to document issues and create paper trail. Now if this is just a random mobile marine repair guy then yes his writing abilities are in line with his mechanical skills.
     
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  18. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    ...using money "earned" in the stock market?
     
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  19. gmille58

    gmille58 Newbie

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    The project triangle. Cost, Quality and Time, you can only choose 2.
     
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  20. Waterdog~

    Waterdog~ Just one more

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    QT if I want repeat customers ………….
     

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