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Old 06-04-2010, 01:49 AM
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Last weekend at Havasu. Don't know why it went down. Looks like it's a 29 (?)

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OQGDsYtfSg[/YOUTUBE]
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:32 AM
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Man that went down quick.That's a shame.
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I like the narrators comment, man of few words but he summed things up pretty well.
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I Was In The Channel Sunday Afternoon At The Time This Boat Sank. I Don't Understand Why It Looks Like Nobody Stopped To Help Them. It Is Really Sad To See Someones Weekend Go So Wrong. I Just Hope Everyone Is Ok. I Heard The Boat Was Over Loaded, But Don't Know How True That Is. How Many People Do You Need On A Boat That Big To Sink It??
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:16 AM
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Learned from the GLH/Drambuie thread that if you have and leak and your I/O is running, detach the cooling pipe from the motor and let the engine run as a secondary bilge pump. Since I am not mechanically inclined, I'm not sure exactly where to detach the pipe and how to stop the engine water intake from filling the boat up. Can anyone describe?
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From the video it didn't look like that many were on it, my guess is they left the plug out or bellows boot tore. I am guessing it was full of water and by the time they realized it was too late, started up threw it in gear all the water went to the back and that is all she wrote.

I would think to sink it with just people you would need 10+ all standing on the back at the same time.
I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT, SOUNDS MORE REASONABLE, EITHER WAY IT REALLY SUCKS FOR THE FAMILY INVOLED. I HEARD ANOTHER BOAT SANK SOMEWHERE OUT THAT WEEKEND TOO, BUT NOT FORSURE.
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JUST FOUND THIS ON ANOTHER SITE, IT IS FROM THE PERSON WHO SHOT THE VIDIO.

I will call it out and take responsibility for the video. I took it. Since several people seem to passing judgement I will explain my action(or lack of as some have pointed out).

1. I was alone with no one help me spot people in water. I wasn't going to drive over anyone trying to get into the mix. Another boat wasn't going to help anyone.
2. Did you see the dozen boats already withing 30 feet? I was a few hundered feet away.
3. The people in the water, were there because someone on the boat pushed them in hoping to lighten the load. When they went passed me a few minutes before, way overloaded and everyone on the rear deck partying.
4. I am all for helping people from getting hurt or pulling them out of the water but I for one don't know jack **** about saving a boat. I am happy to give a tow or a jump, again.
Feel free to tar and feather.......
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I agree that the boat wasn't really even close to being overloaded. It damn sure went tits up in a hurry whatever it was that caused it!
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Here is a video from the "owner" I'm guessing from what is written at the bottom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EshvkoVx6Qs
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