Avalon is like a lake most days but with strong ne winds I've seen 8-10 foot waves breaking in the harbor....hope if the officer lost his life it was because he was trying to rescue the other body found and not some boat improperly moored
Sorry ...no intension of pointing any fingers.Had a talk with a buddy today about "what" went wrong. I did not tie any of those boats up myself so I have little idea firsthand. I can tell you firsthand that the owner of the boat involved in costing Tim his life KNOWS his shit. Again I was not there but know the guy has a TON of sea time and would be on my short list of people to trust on the water.
Again - RIP Tim and Bruce.
This fortunately was not my story. Just an email that was forwarded to me from a friend who knows I have a boat and go to the island often. Very sad story and definitely prayers to all who were over there and to the two familes.Matt - that was a horrible situation - glad you and your family are safe.
Prayers to the families of those lost.
I don't think so Mike.Is this video possibly in youtube format as well?? For some reason I can't view it.
The unknown fisherman
This is a dumb time of year to anchor inside the harbor. Waves like this are common this time of the year. It is unfortunate that two people were not smart enough to get out of the water. If I saw a $200,000 motorhome rolling down the street I would not jump in front to try to stop it and the forces involved are much the same in getting between a boat and another boat or a rock or a dock.
A hero is someone who goes into a burning building to save PEOPLE. No fireman would run inside a burning garage to save a car, even a Lamborghini, and if they did they would most likely lose their job assuming they survived. If the fireman died in the garage would you consider them a hero - give me a break.
The bigger the boat the greater the forces involved and the greater the chance of getting seriously injured or killed. Inexperienced crew can make dumb mistakes on a 25 foot boat that would get them seriously injured on a 40 footer and killed on a 60 footer.
The take from this accident is that you should exercise caution when and where you anchor and that if there is an error in judgment it is best to get everyone to shore and let the insurance companies sort out the mess.