Like Tree0Likes

Flippin' Boats

Old 02-22-2006, 09:31 PM
Thread Starter
ctadams21's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Palm City, FL
Posts: 278
Default Flippin' Boats

I've never been to an offshore race but I've been watching a lot of racing from the 03 - 05 seasons. Seems like every race, there is a cat spinning out and flipping over.
How do they get these things right side up again? Do they tow it back to shore upside down then use the crane?

ctadams21 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2006, 09:43 PM
Charter Member
Charter Member
Trade Score: (1)
Ted G's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Edgerock Baby!!
My Boats: Marlago 35 FS, 18 Neptune CC
Posts: 7,661
Default Re: Flippin' Boats

Typically it will be towed back to the crane upside down, then you grab one side with the straps and spin it right side up while it is still sunk. After it is stabilized you lift slowly, pump water out, lift a little more, pump more water out, repeat as necessary till the boat is light enough to be lifted onto it's trailer, then the fun begins.
Chesapeake Bay Powerboat Association
Ted G is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2006, 10:41 PM
LostinBoston's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NY
Posts: 1,544
Default Re: Flippin' Boats

when Miss Lonlite barrel rolled in Key West, it landed right side up. The one that dont make it all the way over get towed in to a crane.
LostinBoston is offline  
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
General Boating Discussion
09-26-2012 10:15 PM
General Boating Discussion
10-13-2008 10:09 PM
General Boating Discussion
07-03-2003 11:29 AM
General Boating Discussion
01-15-2002 04:42 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 AM.

Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.