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Old 03-11-2019, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ReelGrimm View Post
Glad everyone is ok. Invincible makes one heck of a boat, but sometimes sh%* happens at sea. I would own one in a heartbeat. Up there with contender and SeaVee for me.

Makes me think how lucky those of us are that never been in this situation. When I used to swordfish a lot at night, we were 20 miles off in pitch black in 21 to 25 footers most of the time. I'm thankful we never had a situation like this.
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ChrisW21 View Post
Great..... Another guy who wants to re-invent the English language to his own liking. Do you hang out with the "vegetarian" who eats fish?


You must think these boats are real junk, too then.

That boat is great. Water goes out just as quick as it comes in just like a pontoon.
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by tripsTOquads View Post
INV is not vacuum bagged. Its all hand laid...
I never heard of the federal contract deal BUT I did read a lot about INV having VOIDs in the sharp corners of their hulls. This lead to weak spots..
Another reason you should vacuum bag. They cannot get into the corners and other areas as good as it being under vacuum.
Additionally when you hand lay you can never get a true thickness/ consistency throughout the boat as you'll have "heavy & light" resin areas.
I know it's another thread distraction but the method used to laminate a hull is not nearly as important as the attention and quality of the workmanship doing the job.

Just because its "vacuum bagged" or "infused" means absolutely nothing if it wasn't done correctly. A good hand laminating team can do just as good in every respect as a bagging team when it comes to resin/fiber ratio and (this is going to cause mayhem) can be better than an infusion team at the same thing. The operative is done properly. I'd a whole lot rather have a hand lam crew glassing a part and use a little extra resin than an infusion crew miss a feed line and leave a dry spot.

It's all about quality and craftmanship.
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:45 PM
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A number of years ago, a THT member lost a nice boat to a barely submerged container. This was on the east coast of Florida.

I think it was Jagsare1.
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by redfishray View Post
It appears they did at least save the boat with hopefully not much damage.
it will never be the same. Better off if she sunk completely.
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by noelm View Post

"my guy"? might as well take a guess too, we have had reports of no life jackets on, life jackets on and life raft ready, failed through hull, split hull, delamination, too low freeboard, can anyone think of something that hasn't been "guessed" yet? maybe the foam was water logged?
edit: I forgot the after market bow thruster causing it to split, and should mention engines under water and still running, or two water ingested and one running, and then there's the 21' seas to contend with.
reading is fundamental. Hence The Who knows statement.

My guy tells me he knows the guy - I felt it valid for discussion.

you guys on this board who only want fact....hulltruth qould be a lot less active with that. You need to take a break if you care that much

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Old 03-11-2019, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Kerry View Post
Probably then not one of the "Most offshore boats I know" then

Nah anything that's built light has to crack up eventually
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:02 PM
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Same damn Russian that drilled a hole in the space station did it.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:05 PM
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tunnles and SWF Pontoon Angler are the best! I wish I could see their boats.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by mz06907 View Post

it will never be the same. Better off if she sunk completely.
Originally Posted by redfishray View Post
It appears they did at least save the boat with hopefully not much damage.


The bilge pump doesn't really seem to be working hard. The other pump is really working. Then again he might be bow heavy.

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Old 03-11-2019, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by AndiamoFL View Post
No kidding - I keep a roll of flex tape on board for this. I tested it underwater, putting it on under water and it stuck. I also have plugs for the thru-hulls on board.
A couple of Nerf Footballs work great for this! Tear them apart and stuff the hole.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ALL OUT View Post


How many axles do your trailers have in Australia? Our triple axle trailers that are used for 39-42’ boats have 7,000 Lb axes and our load range E tires are rated for 3,500 Lb each. That’s 21,000 Lbs
We just tend not to tow rigs that big. 21,000lb? We are metric so, over 9.5 tonnes. Our trailer boats tend to top out at 4 tonnes, or 8,800 tonnes. Commonly used towing vehicles here are "nominally" rated at max 3.5 tonnes, but most are actually less than that, if you interpret corrrectly, owners tend to ignore. Upgrades to 4 tonne are available on some, must be done new. Big American trucks have always had their adherents here, but are becoming more common as they are beginning to be sold by mainsteam dealers rather than specialist importers. ( we are RH drive here). For example, I saw the other day that Ram trucks sold 10 units in January 2018. January 2019, they sold 174.
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by nccoaster View Post
A number of years ago, a THT member lost a nice boat to a barely submerged container. This was on the east coast of Florida.

I think it was Jagsare1.

Not even close. But at least I made this thread!
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 03Scarab29 View Post
Had this happen to a friend of mine about 7miles from Bimini. One of his scuppers had ripped off the bottom and there was no way of stopping the water. Check your scuppers everyone!!!
My scuppers are above the water line where they belong
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:46 PM
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Lost a fitting two years ago on my Edgewater 318cc, didn't notice until I came off plane when entering Sag harbor from a 70 mile run from the Cape, don't underestimate how quickly the boat fills up, I'd say I was 10-15 seconds from turtling. Buy the pack of wooden plugs




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Old 03-11-2019, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Anthem View Post
Wow, terrible. The cockpit is 3/4 full of water. My guess is a thru-hull gave way.

God bless the U.S. Coast Guard, nice job guys!
The hull split. 42 inches long.
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Reachport View Post
Ridiculous. Any boat can sink, regardless of size. The Andrea Doria sank. So did the Titanic. The Ocean floors are littered with warships and merchant ships and all other sorts of boats, ships and even pontoons. So, a 42' Invincible can't sink ? Just Lucky this time.
My old 17 Whaler Montauk will not sink.











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Old 03-11-2019, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by mz06907 View Post

it will never be the same. Better off if she sunk completely.

I have to imagine the human beings inside of her, 40 miles offshore, without immediate assistance or escape would disagree with you.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by noelm View Post

"my guy"? might as well take a guess too, we have had reports of no life jackets on, life jackets on and life raft ready, failed through hull, split hull, delamination, too low freeboard, can anyone think of something that hasn't been "guessed" yet? maybe the foam was water logged?
edit: I forgot the after market bow thruster causing it to split, and should mention engines under water and still running, or two water ingested and one running, and then there's the 21' seas to contend with.




Look I have the full report. The NTSB and Coast Guard got extremely nervous about how this incident was playing out on THT.
So they enlisted the services of some experts who for $1.99 a minute seem to have the ability to figure it all out.


It all started back at the restaurant.

According to the psychic Itella U Fortune a guest of the owners locally known by the name cousin Eddy ate at the local Eat and Blow and had a double order of chili burgers.

Extra chili and hold the garden! Muttered something about how he didn't eat what his food ate...



Well the psychic stated as she looked into her crystal ball if this isn't enough you should see how much "A55 in the Tub" hotsauce this guy used as even her eyes started watering.



Well he took it like a champ and washed it down with some swish and headed to the dock.

Unfortunately for the poor toilet it didn't take it so well. About 40 miles out with the tune to Giligans island playing the bomb dropped and the bottom fell out. (no pun intended)

The psychic reported elsewhere in her crystal ball she almost saw the beginning of WW3.

US SOSAS picked up what appeared to be an underwater nuke going off. When this was reported to a local submarine in the area to investigate a really sharp sonar man recognized this as just double order of extra chili burgers from the Eat and Blow going off. He has heard it many times. Catastrophe avoided.

Back to the boat there were serious issues. Apparently Coco Loco was not spec'd out with upgraded plumbing built to contain a Hiroshima sized blast.



The toilet quickly overflowed.

More pressing was what was going on in the bilges.

As soon as this toxic cocktail hit the tank and filled it it ran past the macerator and out the thru hull. The toxicity of the vile sewage started an instant biological electrolysis event on the thru hull valve. It was at this point their fate was sealed.

First the sewage ate it's way through a cheap Chinese knock off macerator pump. Flooding the bilge. Hull delamination started. When the smell hit the driver he stopped the boat to check things out. Big mistake. First the sewage went forward and attacked a newly installed quicky glass job done by some meth heads on a bow thruster. Second at that moment the first of the thru hulls busted. Water was going everywhere and mixed with the chili blow it was a real hazmat situation. Next thing you know because of the low freeboard she is taking on water over the stern. Then the outside to motors die because of lack of oxygen. Thankfully the center motor was shielded and continued to run. Going to full power on the center motor yielded pitiful results. The owner could be seen mumbling that "he shoula sprung for quads."



Next the boat hit square grouper right in the now weakened bow thruster area. Water came pouring in. His single 320gph rule with optional float switch was no match. She was going down the drain.

A quick call to the Coast Guard and rescue came quickly. Luckily that sharp sonar man had alerted the Coast Guard to check out the area as he knew how these double chili burger blast usually turned out and one was already close by.

The boat was successfully towed in with the single 320gph rule still diligently pumping away.

Early word is from the surveyors that the glass job and thru hulls could be repaired.

However since they will have to fill the bathroom with concrete to permanently entomb it like Chernobyl because of the hazardous nature of what went on there coupled with the reports that this boat didn't have enough freeboard to begin with it's days at sea are over.

And as for cousin Eddy....




I hope this clears up what really happened for everyone.

Moral of the story. Order the upgraded sh1tter lines. You never know when cousin Eddy will show up.

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Old 03-11-2019, 10:31 PM
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I didn't know you could buy pre-digested burgers.
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