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Old 04-26-2020, 11:54 AM
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Default Runaway 39 Contender!!

We had a guy get ejected out of a 39-foot Contender with Triples yesterday on the Great South Bay, Long Island NY. Luckily it just circled before eventually slowing enough for the police to jump on board and shut it down.

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04-26-2020, 02:13 PM
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I'm always amazed when anyone names a boat using "Nauti" and thinks it is clever. Looks like this girl turned out to be a little bit more naughty than her operator had bargained for.
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Stepped hulls don't like hard turns at speed. Glad the guy and boat were ok.
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Wow very very lucky! Good job by LEOs.

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Yeah this could have ended very bad. I'm always amazed when guys are boating by themselves that they don't wear kill switch cord.
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I'm always amazed when anyone names a boat using "Nauti" and thinks it is clever. Looks like this girl turned out to be a little bit more naughty than her operator had bargained for.
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That would have been something if it went into that big house in the second picture.
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I just assume anyone who has ever named their boat “Nauti Girl” has been ejected alone, sunk their truck at the boat ramp, or pumped gas in to their rod holder.
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How does someone get ejected from a 39' boat on a flat as glass Great South Bay?
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Good reminder to wear the lanyard-I do as well as inflatable when alone
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Amazing pics and video, fortunate that it slowed down as much as it did.
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Well done by all parties involved. The water is still very cold. Glad the operator is relatively OK. If that had been in CT, I wonder if first responders would have jumped on-board for fear of contracting COVID. Some crazy stories going around a couple of Fairfield County towns. Glad it all worked out.
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The boat was trying to run away from the owner after getting named 'Nauti Girl".
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I’m really here for the jokes on this one but since this is a boating website...

since the boat slowed on its own is it safe to assume the rigging isn’t fly by wire? Or do FBW controls creep down the way some mechanical binnacles do?

cant imagine what else may have slowed it, unless the props fouled on something?
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Originally Posted by Burgmane View Post
I’m really here for the jokes on this one but since this is a boating website...

since the boat slowed on its own is it safe to assume the rigging isn’t fly by wire? Or do FBW controls creep down the way some mechanical binnacles do?

cant imagine what else may have slowed it, unless the props fouled on something?
Wondering same thing. At least the name of the boat is fitting haha. Glad no one got injured. Saw a shrimper do the same thing in the keys last week. Not the same ending to that story.
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Absolutely. Something so simple but priceless

QUOTE=Spooled;13588954]Good reminder to wear the lanyard-I do as well as inflatable when alone[/QUOTE]
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Learned first day of Captains class if you ever see a boat running circles go investigate. Is usually mechanical or someone is overboard.
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How does someone get ejected from a 39' boat on a flat as glass Great South Bay?
It is a stepped hull and they have been known to slide out in high speed turns not sure if any Contenders have experienced this. Boat slides out, comes to a quick stop, operator gets ejected, boat continues because throttles are still down. Would most likely explain why it was running circles also. Not saying this is the case but its possible.

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Not the first stepped hull Contender to have this happen. Lucky the operator wasn't hurt, killed or the boat damaged. Those ST hulls are fast and efficient but require some skill and respect when running hard.
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Originally Posted by boatmanmark View Post
How does someone get ejected from a 39' boat on a flat as glass Great South Bay?
Darwin never sleeps...
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similar I think


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