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Old 11-11-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default Big sportfish sinks off of South Carolina coast...

Last friday from the USCG site. Anyone here know the boat or the crew?
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:22 PM   #2
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I heard Monday evening from a friend that a 63' Bertram that's been for sale at a dealer here in Lindenhurst for a while finally sold and then sunk on the delivery trip south off SC. I hadn't seen anything online about it but sounds like the details match.
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This one? http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...g_id=74510&url=

There is no 63' Bertram documented with the name Absolutely so maybe this is the boat and the documentation hasn't made it to the documentation website. No mention anywhere of what happened. Have to be at least curious why a new or almost new boat goes down. Glad everyone was OK.
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That sucks. Glad to hear all were safe.

What usually happens in this situation? Does the owner take possession at the dealer or is the dealer in possession until it is delivered? I guess insurance pays either way.
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That's probably the one, the one I've seen at Marinemax in Lindenhurst has a white hull. I didn't realize it's a 2006, as far as I know it's a 'new' boat that had never been sold by the dealer until now.
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What causes a boat like that to sink
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I think this is the Bertram that came apart a year or two ago. Cored hull delaminated. Long thread about it here.
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The cases I've heard of were due to water intrusion that went undetected until it was too late. One was that Carolina Classic that went down due to the shaft seals blowing out and another was a thru-hull failure, but I forget the boat.

In both cases they never realized the boat was sinking until it was too late to stop. The guys with the CC lost their lives.

The Bertram that delamed made it back to port safely. Hard to believe the repaired boat would have sunk.
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What causes a boat like that to sink
water coming in.

to much water coming in.
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water coming in.

to much water coming in.
No kidding, really?
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It's not that boat. I spoke to the coastie that wrote the press release, the boat was white and named "absolutely", I don't know if it was a bertram or not but do know that it was not the old "certifiable". I know where that boat is.
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High water alarms are a good thing.
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The words is that it sank in less than 200' of water, so I'm sure it's going to be raised.
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Bilge pumps are better
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All these underwater lights look cool but through hull fittings are the #1 cause of boat sinking, not counting accidents and weather
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I was down there then. Surprised I didnt hear anything about it! Most anywhere from Wrightsville Beach to Hilton Head is under 200' of water easy! I would be surprised if they raise it though. Id like to know in what vicinity it went down though, new fishing spot! Glad everyone was safe.
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Default Whats the real story on what kind of boat?

Someone out there must know.
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The words is that it sank in less than 200' of water, so I'm sure it's going to be raised.
I am not schooled in raising boats, so I have to ask a question. Assuming you could raise it, of what value would it be? Would someone strip it, dry it out and rebuild it? Could the engines be saved? It just seems that it would be more work and expense to raise and rebuild than it would just to build a new one.

I know you guys will know the answers.
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water coming in.

to much water coming in.
Thats what I thought I just didn't know the technical term for it.
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I am not schooled in raising boats, so I have to ask a question. Assuming you could raise it, of what value would it be? Would someone strip it, dry it out and rebuild it? Could the engines be saved? It just seems that it would be more work and expense to raise and rebuild than it would just to build a new one.

I know you guys will know the answers.
They need to raise it to remove the oil and fuel. The boat will be totaled I am sure.
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