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Old 12-04-2019, 04:33 PM
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anybody see this? https://www.facebook.com/michael.wal...YwNjE5MDcyMDg/
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:33 PM
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looks like somebody hit the dock at little palm doing around 40 kts...
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:46 PM
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Well duh, if they just added lights to those pilings this would never happen and lives would be saved.
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:09 PM
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That's crazy. Thankfully no one died.
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:16 PM
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It was a charter boat
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Lawyers are already involved. New extension to the dock & not lit or so rumor has it.
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:34 AM
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Harlam , amazing ! Do you know what part of the boat hit the dock and created the hole ? Looks like it would be the bow of the boat, but I don't see that much damage to the boay. Also, how many times do you think it hit the dock ? Dock damage seems spread out. Capt. Billy/Right Stuff
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Sorry, that"s Harlan, not Harlam. Capt. Billy/Right Stuff
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:39 AM
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brand new boat. a month old.
very experienced charter captain in that area.
New extension or not, that captain F'd up bad.
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wowser.....so many questions
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:54 AM
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Jenny?
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:56 AM
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Forgot to put their fenders out after tying up.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Eye8atoad View Post
Well duh, if they just added lights to those pilings this would never happen and lives would be saved.
Or, you could just keep your boat in the channel.

Looks like he would have ran aground HARD had he not hit the dock. He was off the center of the channel by 100 yards or so.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Left Coast Retriever View Post
Jenny?
"That's my boat" LOL
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:58 AM
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also, while the dock is "new" (due to the old one disappearing in hurricane Irma), it is not any different than the dock that existed there for a LONG time. The same dock that that charter captain ran past on nearly a daily basis. Those are his home waters. It blows my mind that this could happen.
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:06 AM
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The current dock is in the exact footprint of the old dock. In fact, even after Irma the old pilings were there (at least some of them were) so regardless the area was still a hazard to navigation.

I won't speculate further except to say this was 100% pilot error, the three people onboard are incredibly lucky they struck the dock at the top of a king tide, otherwise they would have gone under the dock and not full on Dukes of Hazard "General Lee" style flying over the dock.

Edit: I can see this dock from my house when I'm on my upper porch so suffice to say I'm familiar with the area.
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good thing it was not lo tide...
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:31 PM
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Considering it's Little Palm, there is probably surveillance video of it. Glad no one died, that was a hell of a ride.
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