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Double Down
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Unsinkable
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeR2 View Post
please excuse my ignorance - I'm strictly a small boat guy. Why was there still diesel fuel aboard?
I as wondering that myself. After Sandy, I'm sure the USCG made them drain the tanks before they removed the boat from the dock. Can't believe they would have left the rotten fuel sitting in the tanks while they performed the repairs.

My guess is it was a misprint.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:36 PM
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NMES boatworks, I feel so bad about what happened, I am re-doing so much on my Blackfin that I have boxes full of stuff I haven't installed yet..

I have a couple of ultra safety switches with high water alarms that I haven't installed yet. I will lend them to you guy's to help with a sense of security, I will send them to you, you send them back when you safely get the boat where you want it


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I will be hauling out in the next couple weeks (when I get the time) to switch out motors, with my work schedule I won't be back in the water till maybe spring, so I don't need them right away, you guy's need them more then me right now
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:46 PM
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Some question was raised about documented vessels having a unique name. USCG allows duplicate names and uses the hailing port to distinguish among vessels with similar names. There are restrictions on the length of name (33 characters) and obscenity, names which might be confused with distress calls.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:52 PM
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This is terrible, my heart sank when I read the news. I was pulling for you guys 18 pages ago and I'm still pulling for you now! Git 'er floatin' and git 'er moving again!!!
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:55 PM
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Sorry the boat went down. Again. I hope the project only goes uphill from here and look forward to the finished pics.

"Double Down" is so good, you gotta award first AND second place to that name.

That aside, I'd humbly offer the following for third place consideration...."Bloop"


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Old 10-15-2013, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by jebsurf View Post
Problem with "double down" is...if she is going to be USCG regi...then that name is prob already taken. At least I think thats how it works.
No problem whatsoever....there's probably ten thousand registered "Carpe Diems" and so on.....
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"Wet 'n' Side" ?
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:22 PM
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@ DCsailor - My company "FST Dive Services" was contracted to make a salvage attempt on the vessel. A 65 footer is a bit larger than the typical salvage in our area, so we asked for help and additional flotation from another company in the area. The USCG did not shut us down at anytime, instead I stabilized the vessel and asked them to call in the barge. At that time, I chose to turn over the salvage to TowBoat here in the area. Given the size of the vessel, and some details at which this time we can not divulge, we felt more comfortable letting them remove the vessel with a barge. I cannot speculate as to any cause of the sinking, but to help settle curiosity of forum members on here, in my time under and inside the boat I saw no evidence of any failure on the part of NEMS. The transom appeared fine and I saw no evidence of new damage to the hull. The final verdict as to what caused the sinking of this vessel will be determined by TowBoat US and the marine surveyor on site. I would like to also state that the oil response for this job was among the most professional and comprehensive that I have ever seen. The owners of the boat, and crew of NEMS have been nothing but helpful in the removal of this boat and cleanup efforts. Check out my company's page at www.facebook.com/divemyrtlebeach or our website at www.fstdiveservices.com.

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Old 10-15-2013, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by C. Edmund View Post
No problem whatsoever....there's probably ten thousand registered "Carpe Diems" and so on.....
Yeah roger, and twenty thousand "Wet Dreams"
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Who has new pics????
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:14 PM
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"Down Under 2.0"

"Bottoms Up"

"Down Bound"

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"Depthfinder"

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Old 10-15-2013, 04:29 PM
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Guys - the guy was nice enough to register, post progress reports and now suffered am extreme misfortune - do we really have to add to his misery with the name suggestions (no matter how clever they are)?

NMES - good luck getting her righted and I hope you finish the job and bring the old girl back to the condition she deserves.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:37 PM
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This is a great story. Can't wait to see her being fished....
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by halkman26 View Post
Guys - the guy was nice enough to register, post progress reports and now suffered am extreme misfortune - do we really have to add to his misery with the name suggestions (no matter how clever they are)?

NMES - good luck getting her righted and I hope you finish the job and bring the old girl back to the condition she deserves.
X2. Well said halkman.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:49 PM
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Actually I don't see anything negative about Double Down. It's a great name. The humility of acknowledging two sinkings, but also doubling down on his effort to finish the project and bring this boat back.

And best of luck I might add...
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by halkman26 View Post
Guys - the guy was nice enough to register, post progress reports and now suffered am extreme misfortune - do we really have to add to his misery with the name suggestions (no matter how clever they are)?

NMES - good luck getting her righted and I hope you finish the job and bring the old girl back to the condition she deserves.
Oh gee whiz. I'm sorry, Mary. If theres one thing boating/restoration teaches you it's humility and to have a sense of humor. Sh*t happens, all of us are rooting for the guy, its a hell of a project. I don't think anyone had bad intentions.
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Oh gee whiz. I'm sorry, Mary. If theres one thing boating/restoration teaches you it's humility and to have a sense of humor. Sh*t happens, all of us are rooting for the guy, its a hell of a project. I don't think anyone had bad intentions.
As someone who's had a boat sink, it is not pleasant experience - I realize there is no malicious intent, it's just insensitive - you really think NMES will continue posting any progress reports where every post is a double-entendre name suggestion?
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:43 PM
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I don't think you're gonna have much luck reforming THT buddy but hey knock yourself out.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by halkman26 View Post
Guys - the guy was nice enough to register, post progress reports and now suffered am extreme misfortune - do we really have to add to his misery with the name suggestions (no matter how clever they are)?

NMES - good luck getting her righted and I hope you finish the job and bring the old girl back to the condition she deserves.


I agree, this whole naming thing is ridiculous.
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