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Old 07-11-2019, 07:51 AM
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I love you red solo cup I lift you up. And where are the life jackets?


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There is no manual bilge pump in the world as fast as a scared man with a bucket.
Old 07-11-2019, 09:02 AM
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There is no manual bilge pump in the world as fast as a scared man with a bucket.
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Originally Posted by CR CRUISER View Post
There is no manual bilge pump in the world as fast as a scared man with a bucket.
That is very true. Not having buckets on board hurt them. Could tell if there was access to bilge. Wasn't open on the video. I'd have people bailing by hand as many as fits back there. 4 solo cups beats 1 guy barely trying.

Sea Tow was apparently refused. Any guess what that bill would be?

No signs of other boaters offering help. 8 have a hand pump and buckets. The square ones are better.

Coast Guard came at end of video.

A towel cut into strips and stuffed into the crack would get them floating enough to get back to the dock
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No apparent bottom paint, so my guess is that it is a trailer boat & they forgot to put the drain plug in - that happens a lot. The bilge pump was working, but if the bilge is full of water, it could be a lot of water that will eventually come up & onto the deck. Looked like the Capt weighed +/- 350lbs - he should have been on the bow too with one of the smaller guys driving
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Dude in the red shorts on the bow ate the deck at 38 sec into the vid
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No apparent bottom paint, so my guess is that it is a trailer boat & they forgot to put the drain plug in - that happens a lot. The bilge pump was working, but if the bilge is full of water, it could be a lot of water that will eventually come up & onto the deck. Looked like the Capt weighed +/- 350lbs - he should have been on the bow too with one of the smaller guys driving
It says right in the video what happened. Transom crack.

They should call this place the hull speculation...
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Originally Posted by First Light View Post
No apparent bottom paint, so my guess is that it is a trailer boat & they forgot to put the drain plug in - that happens a lot. The bilge pump was working, but if the bilge is full of water, it could be a lot of water that will eventually come up & onto the deck. Looked like the Capt weighed +/- 350lbs - he should have been on the bow too with one of the smaller guys driving
10 inch crack in the hull according to video.
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^ Got it, thanks. When I first watched the video I just watched the video, and did not look at the captions.
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^ Got it, thanks. When I first watched the video I just watched the video, and did not look at the captions.
Same here in your defense the white text color edited to be on top of an almost white sand beach was pretty lousy editing.
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Originally Posted by PiperMachine View Post
Same here in your defense the white text color edited to be on top of an almost white sand beach was pretty lousy editing.
Yeah and rarely do you see such a well done video with explanation. I wonder if they saw the drone flying over them?
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Seems to me after initial landing it would make sense to tilt motors all the way up and put the stern on the sand. At least you don't kill the batteries with the bilge pump running.
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Maybe I'm wrong but I would have got everyone off the bow and ran it further up on the beach.
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Am I the only one who thinks plugging the crack is all they need to get home?
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Am I the only one who thinks plugging the crack is all they need to get home?
Nope. To think this way you need a little seamanship. I have a roll of duct tape as well as that Flex Seal tape “just in case”. Expect the best, prepare for the worst. Glad they made it to the beach safe and did not sink.
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I am surprised that the USCG didn't shoot the drone out of the air. No way would I fly a drone following them..

All that said, Having the drone was an awesome point of view of a boat taking on water.
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Nope. To think this way you need a little seamanship. I have a roll of duct tape as well as that Flex Seal tape “just in case”. Expect the best, prepare for the worst. Glad they made it to the beach safe and did not sink.

Have you ever tried to use the flex seal tape, especially under water? If it's half as good as they make it seem in the commercial I might buy a roll just to through in the boat just in case. The commercial looks like such BS I never tried it.
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Originally Posted by Jumpsummo View Post
Am I the only one who thinks plugging the crack is all they need to get home?
That, and replace the red solo cup with a proper 5 gallon bucket, add another crash pump to the mix and get her home. If they were able to pull that off they saved a lot of money by turning away SeaTow for the salvage operation.
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Originally Posted by BadgerS View Post
I am surprised that the USCG didn't shoot the drone out of the air. No way would I fly a drone following them..

All that said, Having the drone was an awesome point of view of a boat taking on water.
Little known fact: it is against U.S. Federal law to damage or destroy an aircraft in flight. The law applies to government agencies, too.

But flying one of those things over military or law enforcement operations doesn't seem like a good idea to me, either.
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Originally Posted by VTXrider View Post
Have you ever tried to use the flex seal tape, especially under water? If it's half as good as they make it seem in the commercial I might buy a roll just to through in the boat just in case. The commercial looks like such BS I never tried it.

A couple toilet wax rings are better than any tape.

42 or 5200 and a sheet of almost anything will work also. Vinyl seat cushion material with 4200 smeared all over it will save the day. 42 and 52 will cure and bond underwater

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