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Old 10-16-2019, 08:37 AM
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Here's a video of an incident.


Of course, it's in a language that I don't understand, but the water is the same. My feeling is that the two heavy dudes should not have been sitting in the back, and the captain should have kept the boat pointing the right way, or after realizing he was SOL, he should have accelerated to ride the back of a wave back in? Maybe the motor was too small to plane out the boat with the heavy load?





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Crossing a bar. You better know what you are doing.
Old 10-16-2019, 08:52 AM
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Looks like the motor stalled at about the 2 min mark when he really needed the power to turn to boat back to the correct direction. It does also look really small for that size boat and load. If I had been at the helm, I probably would have aborted that bar crossing after the boat got turned hard at the 1:45 mark. Too rough for that boat and not worth it.
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The captain is a boater but not a waterman. Time the sets like the surfers do. After the mess was when the waves settled down enough to cross. Seems like he just shot out of the inlet without timing it.
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The voices in my head started to play the Benny Hill soundtrack at the 55 sec mark.
Old 10-16-2019, 09:05 AM
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Boat too small. Load and waves too big. Abort! Abort!
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:06 AM
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No way I'd take on those waves in that boat.
Old 10-16-2019, 09:07 AM
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Looks like an under powered & overloaded boat to me. Have to love the surfers who came in to help.

Did you notice the oblivious woman taking selfies?
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Originally Posted by tesilential View Post
The captain is a boater but not a waterman. Time the sets like the surfers do. After the mess was when the waves settled down enough to cross. Seems like he just shot out of the inlet without timing it.
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I wonder if the capt got hit by the prop after he got thrown out and engine still in gear in a turn. might explain why he could not climb up over the transom.
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Originally Posted by SVG View Post

Did you notice the oblivious woman taking selfies?
at the 5 minute mark, she was awesome....


Power is your friend in this situation, cant headway across the bar and hope to get out

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Their biggest mistake was leaving the marina bar.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:37 AM
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At least he had the fenders out. Even one of them is smart enough to wear a life jacket.

And I don't think that lady is taking a selfie, she definitely didn't have the proper instagram pose if she was.
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Reminds me of all of the days that I aborted ocean trips via Moriches Inlet. The Long Island guys can relate...
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Looks like He had it right for the most part. Looks like one wave knocked Him from the Helm, maybe pulled the kill lanyard.Looks as though He was trying to plug it back in and get the Boat started. By then a bit too late before they got rocked again and threw the Captain out...The stupidest thing is the Guys on the Boat do not have any Life Vests on !!! Luckiest part is the Captain did and He was the one throw out of the Boat!
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That boat was way under powered and it looked like he was working the steering wheel awfully hard.
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Morons. Should not have been in that situation from the start.
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Originally Posted by md9nyc View Post
Reminds me of all of the days that I aborted ocean trips via Moriches Inlet. The Long Island guys can relate...

Seriously!! Used to take me a solid 50 minutes to get to the inlet from my dock in Westhampton on the old 20’ Whaler, and there were a couple of times I got to the inlet, turned back and went home. I also have turned back at Shinnecock once rather than face the terrible rips in the middle of the inlet.
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I won't comment on the boat or power as there are lots of places in the world where that would be a pretty good rig. Certainly it looks like the real downfall was when the engine stalled just before broaching.
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Capt seems a little distracted at times- maybe mechanical issue. Doesn't wait out the sets and not all waves taken straight on.
1:45 has the chance to abort and run in behind the wave that turned them.
Decides to turn but not enough time/power and 2nd wave beam on throws Capt from helm seat
1:55 motor stalls
2:05 orange shirt restarts but too late and 3rd beam on wave throws Capt out.
Boat is still under power until orange shirt idles the throttle. Capt does well to latch onto the bow so not to go through the prop.
By Capt's casual attitude i'd guess he's crossed that bar many times.
Typical accident chain... complacency, poor decisions, high workload. Can happen to the most experienced of us... always when we're least expecting it.
Gotta say i feel for the bloke when he can't get back into the boat. Sucks to get old.
Selfie woman determined to be not good looking enough to be a factor in the incident

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