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Afunday Spencer 74 underwater in Puerto Rico

Old 09-07-2016, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by RightRigger View Post
I wonder who's insurance?
I was told by someone who fishes with Paul himself that the owner did not have insurance on it.
I would assume Spencer's insurance paid all parties.

Interesting
RightRigger I would love to know the true story. I can't believe someone on the THT doesn't know the whole story. If insurance paid out and there is no litigation don't know why the story can't be told .
Old 09-09-2016, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by RightRigger View Post
I wonder who's insurance?
I was told by someone who fishes with Paul himself that the owner did not have insurance on it.
I would assume Spencer's insurance paid all parties.

Interesting
It wasn't Spencer's problem. 'Nuff said.
Old 09-28-2016, 01:14 PM
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Looks like www.cooperss.com has sold the boat! Can't wait to see it running 46 knots in a photo somewhere.
Old 11-20-2016, 12:55 PM
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Did it really sell? Any updates on this boat's whereabouts? Does the original owner have another order in for a new one?
Old 11-30-2016, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by tboylan View Post
Did it really sell? Any updates on this boat's whereabouts? Does the original owner have another order in for a new one?
The boat is still in Puerto Rico. It's at the yard at the marina I keep my boat. Don't know is someone is fixing it up yet.
Old 11-30-2016, 09:16 AM
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Gut the engine room and make a new cabin. Sell the motors for scrap.


Mount 5 Seven marine 627's on the transom and call it a day.
Old 11-30-2016, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by donzist View Post
The boat is still in Puerto Rico. It's at the yard at the marina I keep my boat. Don't know is someone is fixing it up yet.
They started fixing it.
Old 11-30-2016, 02:15 PM
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I figured they would. Damage is bad but not insurmountable.
Old 12-10-2016, 06:31 PM
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Todays' pics. Repairs underway at Puerto del Rey Marina. Huge boat!
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:34 PM
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So so sexy, I am glad to see this headed in the right direction
Old 12-11-2016, 04:54 AM
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Is that a govt no trespassing sign on the salon door?
Old 12-11-2016, 05:09 AM
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Yes......"United States Marshals - No Trespassing".
Old 12-11-2016, 05:53 AM
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I heard that a lawyer from the states bought it.
Old 12-11-2016, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by lockhah View Post
Yes......"United States Marshals - No Trespassing".
Has the boat been seized?
Old 12-11-2016, 06:16 AM
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Staff from the Fajardo United Maritime Unit of the United States of Quick Action rescued the crew. (Supplied)

Initially, the Uniformada indicated that the boat had sunk, but later it was clarified that it was transported to safe port.

A cruising yacht crashed into a reef early today, Thursday, two miles north of Cabeza de Perro in Ceiba during a test trip, police said.

Initially, the Uniformada indicated that the boat had sunk, but later it was clarified that it was transported to safe port.

The three crew members were rescued unharmed by Fajardo United United States Marine Corps personnel (FURA).

Christopher John Blanchard, 51, who was the operator of the boat, Jospeh D. Spencer, 23, and Sean Phillip Alonso, 52, were transported to the unit in good health.

The Delaware-registered vessel, owned by Afunday Charter Inc., was towed to the Puerto del Rey Marina in Fajardo before it sank, according to data provided by FURA.
Old 12-11-2016, 09:32 AM
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Looks like the kind of temporary repairs you would do so it can be splashed and towed.
Old 12-11-2016, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Corndog38 View Post
Looks like the kind of temporary repairs you would do so it can be splashed and towed.
That's what I was thinking. You don't make patches that are 3" proud of the surface and sand all that back.
I bet they found a yard somewhere else to do the actual repairs.

The government sticker on the door was probably put there when it was first recovered.
Old 12-13-2016, 12:49 PM
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There's a new 72 Viking in Trinidad called 'Afunday' as of this weekend past.... Just saying....
Old 12-13-2016, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Spectrum2002 View Post
There's a new 72 Viking in Trinidad called 'Afunday' as of this weekend past.... Just saying....
That's the new boat. They stopped here in PR to refuel last week.
Old 12-13-2016, 01:38 PM
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If my info is correct, the boat will be coming to Worton Creek Marina in the Chesapeake Bay! Temporary repairs are being made so the boat may be shipped to Baltimore, off loaded and towed to the marina across the bay. Gotta hurry and get this done before the bay might freeze. Worton Creek has a neat business of refurbishing Bertram 31's and is the owner of Post Yachts and all their molds etc. How about them apples!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go to the Worton Creek website and read the newsletter.

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