Like Tree0Likes

Sunk boat in Erie

Reply
Old 08-29-2011, 11:53 AM
  #21
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The OH
My Boats: 25' Baja Outlaw
Posts: 98
Default

There was another Top Gun at sea way marina Sat night at Kelly's, it had number 99 on the side and big blower motors. I left kelly's Sat night right before the wind kicked up.
jetheadracer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 11:56 AM
  #22
Neno the mind boggler
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
glassdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: toledo oh
My Boats: Batboat, 38 Scarab Thunder, 16 Sidewinder, 27 Magnum
Posts: 12,667
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Twin O/B Sonic View Post
Lymans are bad ass!!! Buddy of mine restores them in Sandusky.

Which story? Had many. My love was always Pelee Island and most trips were not favorable for 24' boats. I blew up and broke a bunch of crap getting there and back.
Always wished I could be smart like my friends and be content to go hang at the Casino for the weekend but noooooooo

Not sure which story you're referring to but probably the most popular was over on S/F and the one about the weekend of the fog in the picture above.
I did a lot in that 1st Sonic in a lot of water that people wouldn't believe. Used to have a house in Vermilion and did one trip @ night to Huron that we should not have. Met friends there (Huron) and some of them posted about seeing us coming in from the lake and no one in the marina could believe it.
Was typical lake forecast in Cols but we got to the lake late. Drove to the shore to make a judgment call on whether to go to Huron by boat or trailer. Where we were you couldn't really see past the break wall to judge.
I chose to splash the boat. Where you come out of the Vermilion River there is a break wall at a 90* angle protecting it so you still can't see the lake. Cleared that wall, popped it on plane and headed north and it instantly hit the fan! Was cloudy and dark so poor lake vision. Was rolling solid 6's straight out of the north and straight for shore by us. Is a very shallow shoal right there so couldn't abort and make a turn w/the waves and too rough to turn against them. (maybe if I could have seen the waves coming) I spent as much time figuring out how to make that boat go slow as I did fast. When I bought it min. planing speed was 30. When I was done I had it down to 20. About 10 mins in that boat @ 30 in that lake in 3's (from the wrong direction) would have been the end of it.
So 10 mls to Huron in a 6' beam sea in a 24' boat. That boat did amazing things in nasty water because it had so much power (for it's size) to get out of trouble and was small enough to run between the waves compared to the bigger boats above the are always on at least two. Problem was you couldn't see the waves to set the boat up for them that night:0
I would only see the crests reflecting from the moon light just before they hit us. Still remember clealry, looking up and seeing wave crests 2' + taller than the top of my windshield just before hitting us!
Worst part was making the Huron light and having to turn S/with the waves. Ran GPS to stay as close to shore as possible (but could not see it) to keep that leg as short as possible. Came very close to stuffing on every wave. If anything had gone wrong on that trip, no one would have known until finding the boat the next day.
W/the boat on the trailer after the fact, I've done the math over and over. Those were 6'+ waves and worst part was not being able to see them.

Guess thats one of the reasons I like that lake so much is due to the respect it forces you to have for it. Seen too many take it lightly and end up on the front page of the Sandusky paper Monday morning.


Yea thats the one I'll hafta pop in over there and find it, for some reason i thought it was here. Great story .

Several years ago i was doing the OPA race in Mentor. I was in the parking lot looking out on the lake and Augie Pensa looks out and said to me "so does this pond ever kick up or what? . . . . is this all ya got". Ran into him again after the race and he put his hand on my shoulder and said "what the F#&K was that!! . . . Thats was frikkin nuts!!" lol all i could say was welcome to Lake Erie boating

heres me as a kid with my brother and my grandfather in the boat, I'm in the middle front seat and needless to say this was the 70's lol. As i got older and learned how to operate and navigate i would take that thing all over. It was actually a Cruisers Inc but identical to the Lymans of the day, i just refer to it as a Lyman because its more easily recognizable, great little boat.
Attached Thumbnails
Sunk boat in Erie-usinboat.jpg  
__________________
Throttles- Cleveland Construction 377 Talon
08 OPA Class 1 National Champion
08 Class 1 Geico Triple Crown Champion
08 OPA High Points Champion
10 OPA Class 1 National Champion ( happy now Ed! )

Last edited by glassdave; 08-29-2011 at 12:05 PM.
glassdave is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 12:17 PM
  #23
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norwalk, Ohio
My Boats: 28 Scarab
Posts: 165
Default

I gotta admit..I've done the same thing with the 23ft Nova I had. My brother and I left Kelly's for Huron on a nite we should have stayed at the Casino. Lucky for me it was dark and I couldn't see the waves so I wasn't as scared as I should have been. The bow light on the boat dissapeared alot on that trip. We took alot of water over the windshield and it seemed like the bilge pump light on my console was almost always on. At least the water was warm at the time..we were soaked. After we docked in Huron and dropped my brother off at his house, I noticed my face actually hurt from laughing the whole trip back.
Scarab Billy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 12:24 PM
  #24
Registered
 
bobonthis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: OHIO/Maryland
My Boats: http://www.facebook.com/#!/matt.conroy.90
Posts: 1,778
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scarab Billy View Post
I gotta admit..I've done the same thing with the 23ft Nova I had. My brother and I left Kelly's for Huron on a nite we should have stayed at the Casino. Lucky for me it was dark and I couldn't see the waves so I wasn't as scared as I should have been. The bow light on the boat dissapeared alot on that trip. We took alot of water over the windshield and it seemed like the bilge pump light on my console was almost always on. At least the water was warm at the time..we were soaked. After we docked in Huron and dropped my brother off at his house, I noticed my face actually hurt from laughing the whole trip back.
Another friend of mine made that trip in his 23 spyder and mid way the battery straps broke and the batteries went flying and pulled alll his cables off..he was stranded for hours out there!
bobonthis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 12:48 PM
  #25
Registered
 
TEAMBAJA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Bucyrus, Ohio
My Boats: 24 OUTLAW
Posts: 6,654
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MattBMiller View Post
Anyone hear anything about the boat that went down by Kelleys Island this morning? Talked to my buddy in Put-In-Bay and he said it was a 38 Cig. Hope everyone is alright.

Made the trip from Port Sanilac back to Lake St Clair this morning in 5-7's with the occasional 10+. Some big water today in the area!
Sorry to put this back on topic, but did anyone find out if this really happened?
TEAMBAJA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 01:46 PM
  #26
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norwalk, Ohio
My Boats: 28 Scarab
Posts: 165
Default

There is nothing in the news in Sandusky on this, other than a guy that fell out of his kayak off of Cleveland. I hope he swam back in.
Scarab Billy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 02:09 PM
  #27
Registered
 
TEAMBAJA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Bucyrus, Ohio
My Boats: 24 OUTLAW
Posts: 6,654
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scarab Billy View Post
There is nothing in the news in Sandusky on this, other than a guy that fell out of his kayak off of Cleveland. I hope he swam back in.
Nope, they found him. He didnt make it.
TEAMBAJA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 02:38 PM
  #28
Registered
 
ItsPeanut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Im close to water?
My Boats: 21 Scout
Posts: 1,239
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frickstyle View Post
We came back from PIB early yesterday and stopped at Kelly's for breakfast. Lake was big but overall pretty manageable. It was really windy and some passengers got soaked. Didn't hear or see anything about a boat going down. Also, I could count other boats on the water with us on one hand! You know it's rough out when you go 20 miles and see 4 other boats!
Hey Frick, did you see my buddy Jbonz up their. They were in a 38 TG. They ended staying till this morning and said it was pretty flat on the ride back to Venetian.
ItsPeanut is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 02:45 PM
  #29
Registered
 
ItsPeanut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Im close to water?
My Boats: 21 Scout
Posts: 1,239
Default

The last 4 yrs ive been going to the islands for labor day now that im in fla and ive towed up a couple times. Last year I towed up and didnt even use the boat it was that bad. We took the car ferry to kellys on that fri and it was so bad the ferry was actually stuffing it under the waves. My van actually moved almost two inches from its original spot. Speaking of kayaks some idiot had to get rescued also. I dont know what he was thinking.
ItsPeanut is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 03:22 PM
  #30
Registered User
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clarksville (Cincy) Ohio
My Boats: '86 '36 Mainship double cabin REALLY slow cabin cruiser
Posts: 2,144
Default Yep.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ItsPeanut View Post
Last year I towed up and didnt even use the boat it was that bad.
We've been working on a similar trip but with gas what it is and the challenging weather of the lake......., not sure when it will happen.

And yeah, pretty sure if/when any news turns up it will be here


Best quotes of this thread......

GlassDave:
"so does this pond ever kick up or what? . . . . is this all ya got". Ran into him again after the race and he put his hand on my shoulder and said "what the F#&K was that!! . . . Thats was frikkin nuts!!"

Scarab Billy:
Lucky for me it was dark and I couldn't see the waves so I wasn't as scared as I should have been.

And from Bobonthis:
the batteries went flying and pulled alll his cables off..he was stranded for hours out there!

Made my day
Twin O/B Sonic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



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 12:44 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.