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Old 04-10-2012, 07:43 AM
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Standing on the beach with my camera, watching this unfold, felt a bit surreal.
It seemed pretty obvious to me, that it would roll over as soon at it hit deeper
water. I was thinking, once they get it a few feet off the beach, in very shallow
water (still partially sitting on the bottom), they will stop to pump it, get it level,
and then pull it into deeper water.

I watched as they just dragged it off, out in Boca Grande pass, and like I thought,
over and down she went.

I have posted a few more previously un-posted pictures, be sure to check them out, at the original link.

Remember in my original post I said "... professional tow company was already
on site with two boats...", well here is a composite of three previously un-posted
pictures, showing the other one of the two boats, involved in this incident:





to see all of the pictures, click here
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:03 AM
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Unbelievable... Stuff like that scares me, especially when you look at Maritime Salvage Laws. I stick to fres water lakes so I have friends to count on, but even if I didn't I really don't think I'd want a tow company involved. Feel real bad for that owner, I hope those pictures get out in a hurry. Good job catching them AppSys
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:48 AM
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Looks to have been an easy recovery based on the pix... if only the Tow co. had of taken the correct initiative.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by befu View Post
Even if they are the ones who sank it?!?! Kinda a conflict in interest. Let see, we have to tow this boat back, but if we sink it first we will make more..... Sounds like something a politician would make up. Oh wait, it is a law, never mind......

Totally agree with that statement
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:00 AM
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The Maritime Salvage Laws suck thats for sure. There was a situation a few years ago I think with a race boat down in Key West. Turned very ugly for the boat owners. These pics should be helpful for the owners I think. If I were them I would be thanking you for taking them and documenting the whole situation.
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Mirroring what another OSO member said about checking excess water in thehull, they should have put some airbags around teh boat until they knew it was stable.[/QUOTE]

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How could they try to tow a boat that was obviously unstable
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:54 PM
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Look at the dumbass pulling it. He looks real concerned. Where was the boat owner when this was happening?
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:07 AM
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So if you see this guy coming to 'help' you and your boat out,
what would you do?

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They don't care if it sinks, they may even try to sink it so it becomes salvage and they get more $$$$.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Pismo10 View Post
They don't care if it sinks, they may even try to sink it so it becomes salvage and they get more $$$$.
Boat was already salvage, no steering and sideways on to beach.
It looks like a Boat US crew, so it's doubtful that they intended to go after salvage.
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