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Old 08-24-2008, 03:12 PM
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Sorry to whoever this happened to.
Nots a great pic(camera phone)
The pic is when they were towing it out. Looks like around a 30 footer.
It was with a group of speed boats from PA. tied up to B dock. Im sure somebody here knows them.

I heard from the boat neighbor it happened during the night and they woke up with water in the cabin. They had no idea what it was that caused it.
You could see the water line was at the windshield so it was sumberged deep.Im sure its probably going to be wrote up as a total loss.
Tow company air bagged it and pumped out the water.
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Wow, I couldnt deal with that with a put in bay hangover..
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That sucks.
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Why is there not water alarms standard on all boats now?
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hopefully thats not sea tow.. and I just finished reaading another thread about a guy with a fountain wondering if he should replace a questionable bilge pump........
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hopefully thats not sea tow.. and I just finished reaading another thread about a guy with a fountain wondering if he should replace a questionable bilge pump........
I can't imagine even 'thinking" about that one- I would make it a priority to have it fixed or replaced.
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exactly..bilge pumps are cheap....
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bilge pumps are needed on Fountains.. the back sits so low in the water, a good wake washes into the air vents on the sides. Enough wake and next thing you know you have an anchor..
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Fountains use 1200 GPH Lovett bilge pumps. Inside the cage that keeps you from seeing anything relevant is a float switch and a little belt that drives the pump. I'm sure they are fine when brand new, but I just don't trust them.

At least it sunk in fresh water.
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Put it on the trailer drain the fluids and refill them immediatlyc.New batteries and terminals and run it like you stole it.
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