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Old 09-11-2018, 05:42 AM
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I saw a post on Instagram of a 39? Contender that had a Seakeeper that looks like it split the cap. Comments said it was going 60+ with Seakeeper on and made a left turn and Seakeeper went right.

The image was removed shortly after. Anyone got any info on what happened?
Old 09-11-2018, 05:43 AM
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Lots of stresses involved with these things, I wouldnt be suprised.
Old 09-11-2018, 06:10 AM
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Stepped hull slide out at WOT. Boat had quad 400's Based on where the damage is I don't think it was the seakeeper, the major split in the cap would have been forward of the leaning post.
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Originally Posted by leeroyjenkins View Post
stepped hull slide out at wot. Boat had quad 400's based on where the damage is i don't think it was the seakeeper, the major split in the cap would have been forward of the leaning post.
wow!
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No one has a copy of the picture???
Old 09-11-2018, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by ultimatepursuit View Post
wow!
That being said I'm a Tuesday morning quarterback. I do handle boat physical damage for a living so I'm not totally stupid but I also haven't seen the boat and I'm making the assumption that the seakeeper was in the leaning post and not under the deck. I'm sure Contender will blame Sea Keeper, Sea Keeper will blame the captain, the captain will say it's both their fault and doing 80 in a hard turn had nothing to do with it.
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I am still looking for the photo, it has been removed from about 4 accounts on IG I saw. I sent them to my buddy, now they just say "deleted"
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Originally Posted by gtrfred View Post
No one has a copy of the picture???
It's still out there but I'm not trying to be the guy that shares someones worst day. I believe there were some trips to the hospital as well.
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I agree completely, I was trying to determine what happened vs the comment section on the photo.
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they all over FB
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
they all over FB

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Old 09-11-2018, 06:38 AM
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It is possible that the boat slid out at high speed. Also possible that the seakeeper contributed to the slide out causing the boat to react weird to a sudden turn. A wave probably came and smacked the side of the boat at 50+ mph when it was sliding out. Probably driver error. Quad 400s on a 39 foot center console should be treated with respect. I've never felt the need to make a turn at 60 mph

The picture is out there if you look. I won't be the one to post it
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Here is the pic I saw on Instagram



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Originally Posted by fishermohn View Post
here is the pic i saw on instagram



ouch!!
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It certainly looks like something exploded under the rub rail and blew the cap off. I hope everyone made it out okay, boats can be fixed. Whatever the case that's a lot of horsies strapped to the back of a 39, a lot of respect should be given to that amount of horsepower from whoever is controlling the throttles.
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Wow! I wonder if we will ever get the truth or final say on this. It seems as if these really good threads never have an ending. Crevalle transom failure for example.
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Originally Posted by hensleyfish View Post
It certainly looks like something exploded under the rub rail and blew the cap off. I hope everyone made it out okay, boats can be fixed.
Yup. Thats exactly what it looks like. I've always wondered about using sea keepers on high speed boats. Boat is maneuvering at a high speed when when gyro wants it keep it on a straight line course. The forces exerted on the casing and mounts of the sea keeper must be astronomical.
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I was under the impression seakeepers were used for idling, trolling, not going balls out? Am I wrong?
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Originally Posted by petealan View Post
I was under the impression seakeepers were used for idling, trolling, not going balls out? Am I wrong?
Both mahi and wahoo can hit 50+ MPH, what's wrong with some high speed trolling while the seakeeper's on
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It would be cool if the seakeeper automatically turns off at a certain speed, say 10knots

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