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Old 07-10-2017, 09:54 AM
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Default Overturned boat on the Bahama Bank

Saw this boat yesterday about 4 pm about 35 miles east of Bimini, within sight of the Mackie Shoal marker. No signs of obvious damage. Hopefully the people that were on board were safe. The boat is a Sea Fox named Mighty Fine, South Carolina registration SC 9356 CF. If anybody knows the boat or the owner would love to hear they are safe.

Boat is white or very very light blue, twin Yamaha outboards, looked to be around 28-30' long.

I called USCG station Miami Beach when I got home and left a message with the same info but they didn't get back to me.

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Old 07-10-2017, 09:56 AM
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That sucks!

Wonder how that happened.
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Those underwater shots are eerie. Hope it just broke free and no one lost.
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That's crazy looking. Hopefully if there was any passengers onboard they are all safe!
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stupid question, but were there keys in it?
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Yikes! Hope the crew is ok.
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The engines are trimmed up.
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Looks very fresh
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Didn't know Seafox was unsinkable.
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Originally Posted by weir mako21 View Post
Those underwater shots are eerie. Hope it just broke free and no one lost.
Is that Ben Gardner's boat ?

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The engines are trimmed up.
Noticed that too so hopefully and indication of just a breaking loose.
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Anyone else notice that rope hanging from the stern? Is that an anchor?

Hopefully not another case of someone anchoring off the stern in rough seas.
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This looks to be the owner....

Is anyone active on that site that could shoot him a PM?


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I was in Mighty Fine, the SF on the palm when you arrived. It was a daymaker for us also... we had three in the box before spotting it. We came up on it kind of quick and before we could decide whether to troll by it, we saw the mahi circling under it and the crew started pitching at 'em... it was on!!! All the fish we pulled from it were nice size also. They disappeared for a while and we knew it would be a long ride back so we decided to leave. One more similarity of our trip with yours... the wet ride home!!

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Off Shore with Mighty Fine

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lines out and motors trimmed up? man that underwater pic is scary looking

hopefully it drifted away
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I left my dive gear in the Bahamas so I didn't get in the water, that was with a VIRB camera on a stick. Looks like the anchor locker came open and a lot of line hanging out of there. It did look very fresh to me also no damage that I could see. Also the ladder was in a position that would have been in the water if the boat was floating.

Nice work on finding the owner Fish'nFool hopefully they are ok.
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Trim motors can run up or down once electrics submerge, they might not have been up when it capsized.
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
I think the terrible music made the boat commit suicide.
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
Anyone else notice that rope hanging from the stern? Is that an anchor?

Hopefully not another case of someone anchoring off the stern in rough seas.
I have a longer video than what I posted, there is a black dock line tied to the port stern cleat with a bunch of stuff snagged in it, doesn't look like any of it is anchor line, but that would explain motors up and ladder in the water.

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Would be interesting to hear the outcome on this...
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