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Old 02-13-2019, 11:25 AM
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Paul has been kind enough to comment on this scenario in the thread at: Getting Help On The Water

Cliff notes:
- USCG may assist depending on the scenario
- It would be correct procedure to call 911 and attempt to get local assistance
- Other agencies should have access to dewatering pumps

So there you have it. /thread
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Deebuah View Post
Ya know while this tread was interesting to read I must conclude that for me I dont think this guy winterized properly, may have missed something like shuting off a seacock on genorator or aircon or whatever, we had a boat go down in our marina around the time this thread was started, Marina man said the owner didnt winterize. So look yeah im not suprised he called 911, i dont agree with that, but he was probably suprised to confirm his own worries is my boat gonna sink bc i didnt winterize properly? Maybe i can get away with it this year? Who knows maybe didnt winterize at all, im just saying. I wouldve checked on it frequently and it doesnt sound like that happened here. Ill bet the marina called and said hey come here you gotta problem too. Before i wrap this up it hasnt been confirmed about the winterization from what i red.
Dee the boat was being used at least once a week weather permitting,I live 10 minutes from the boat, i'm there most every day. If u read my thread correctly you would understand what happened .
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by chictic View Post
Dee the boat was being used at least once a week weather permitting,I live 10 minutes from the boat, i'm there most every day. If u read my thread correctly you would understand what happened .
Did you ever figure out why you were taking on water?
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:08 PM
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Put giant loops in those through hull hoses for next time. That sucks. start replacing any cables that were under salt water. Same with the alt and starter.

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Old 02-13-2019, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by gregb5220 View Post
Did you ever figure out why you were taking on water?
The Surveyor said when boat laid on it's side it froze in the mud and when the tide came in water entered through the two bilge pump through hulls in the stern .
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by chictic View Post
The Surveyor said when boat laid on it's side it froze in the mud and when the tide came in water entered through the two bilge pump through hulls in the stern .
Bilge pump thruhulls or scuppers? I think most bilge pumps have a check valve to not let water back in. Could be wrong.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by gregb5220 View Post
Bilge pump thruhulls or scuppers? I think most bilge pumps have a check valve to not let water back in. Could be wrong.
Wrong.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary999 View Post
Wrong.
Pretty sure diaphragm pumps have a one way valve. Not centrifugal.

Again, could be wrong.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by gregb5220 View Post
Bilge pump thruhulls or scuppers? I think most bilge pumps have a check valve to not let water back in. Could be wrong.
Through hull. Scuppers foot higher .
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by chictic View Post
Through hull. Scuppers foot higher .
Your bilge pump hoses exited 1 foot below the scuppers?
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:30 PM
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Your bilge pump hoses exited 1 foot below the scuppers?
Yes also Issue solved.ins co totaled the boat today .
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by chictic View Post
Yes also Issue solved.ins co totaled the boat today .
Sad
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by miamisportsman View Post
Most agencies have a boom to deploy??? You're kidding right? You have some bad info.

In this day and age Yes they do . You do know what a boom is right ?

Many marina have them too ( all should IMO) the USCG carries them .

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Old 02-14-2019, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by chictic View Post
Yes also Issue solved.ins co totaled the boat today .
Sorry to hear that . Kind of surprised it did not sound like much damage .

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Old 02-15-2019, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by chictic View Post
Yes also Issue solved.ins co totaled the boat today .
are you buying it back / fixing?
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
are you buying it back / fixing?
I have to decide pretty soon . There might be insurance issues if I buy her back,and maybe salvage title, may be an issue when trying to sell . Have to speak to a few people about this.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by chictic View Post
I have to decide pretty soon . There might be insurance issues if I buy her back,and maybe salvage title, may be an issue when trying to sell . Have to speak to a few people about this.
i dont think there are really salvage titles for boats... certainly not if uscg documented

what are they offering the boat for $$$ if you want to buy back?

is there any true damage or just costs to clean?
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by SHE GONE View Post
I just arrested a girl this morning for abuse of 911, her boat wasn't sinking, but still Don't Call 911 because you want free services. We actually have real shit to deal with.
And this guy is full of sh*t. You are probably a mall cop
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by chictic View Post
Dee the boat was being used at least once a week weather permitting,I live 10 minutes from the boat, i'm there most every day. If u read my thread correctly you would understand what happened .
i believe i red the tread correctly, i read the whole thing, its a shame the boat went down, im sorry to hear that, I check on my boat frequently and it is winterized, i dont believe the boat froze to the mud and allowed water to come over/ie thu hull when the tide came back up, again if you didnt winterize i hear it only takes 1 hard freeze to make things go arwy. I think some force we cant see happened, like dockside power going out, cracked water pumps, bad batteries, no bilge heater ect. and it may be 1 of those things or a combination of those things or maybe none of them, I still didnt read yeppp I winterized.
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Old 02-19-2019, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
i dont think there are really salvage titles for boats... certainly not if uscg documented

what are they offering the boat for $$$ if you want to buy back?

is there any true damage or just costs to clean?
Just cost of cleaning ,and replace two bilge pumps.
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