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Old 07-30-2019, 12:03 PM
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Default Marina del Rey -- Think that'll buff out?

Saturday night, a 32' Whaler managed to park itself on the jetty in Marian del Rey. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt. Could have been pretty bad if someone had been ejected onto the rocks. Given the flashing lights marking the breakwater and the jetty, it's hard to understand how you end up on the rocks if you bother notice that both lights are on your port side.




Buff out or Flex tape?
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I thought that was only a Mia-a-hamie thing?
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Further proof of the Unsinkable Legend !
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I thought that was only a Mia-a-hamie thing?
I think in Mai-a-hamie, by the time the photo was taken, the only remaining part left of the boat would be the gash on the bow.
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I bet the driver was distracted doing other things and did not have a clue as to how close he was to the Jettie. Nice boat minus the gash.
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His Dad's a TV repairman. He;s got this awesome set of tools. He can fix it.
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That needs flex tape!
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His Dad's a TV repairman. He;s got this awesome set of tools. He can fix it.
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I’m having Deja vu
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I’m surprised nobody started a post on this already.

Holy hell; that’s a bad day!
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Put it back in the water and drive it back to the dock. Its a whaler!
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The most pointless use of do not cross tape ever.
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several threads on this already, and i think there are even some pics floating around of it already towed, salvaged and hauled out of the water

OP you are making some assumptions unless you have first hand details of what happened, operator error can be one factor of many possibilities
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
several threads on this already, and i think there are even some pics floating around of it already towed, salvaged and hauled out of the water

OP you are making some assumptions unless you have first hand details of what happened, operator error can be one factor of many possibilities
Point taken. Without knowing what exactly happened, I should not have assumed operator error as the cause. It could be mechanical/electronic, but if so, how/why did the boat get to that position?

Here's why I assumed operator error. The boat hit the Ballona Creek Jetty, south of the Marina del Rey Jetty. There's nothing up Ballona Creek and it's really shallow, so the boat was not trying to find the entrance to the creek. At the point of collision (marked by an "x"), the boat would have just passed the MDR breakwater's southern flashing light on his/her port side. The MDR south jetty flashing light would be visible, again, off the port side, at about a 75 degree angle off the bow. While the boat does not appear to have radar and with a waning crescent moon, it may have been hard to see the Ballona Creek Jetty (particularly given the tide at that time of night), I still come back to the navigation lights on the breakwater and south jetty. They're well to your port side. If so, do you know where you are?





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