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Old 06-26-2020, 05:20 PM
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This boat had 10 aboard when it sank near Traverse City. USCG helicopter rescue swimmer loaded all of them onto another boat. Water temperature around uppers 50's F. Now it sits appx. 250 below surface.

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Old 06-26-2020, 05:36 PM
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Any more details? Self induced bad day or did Poseidon decide it was it’s time?
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Old 06-26-2020, 06:29 PM
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Drain plug? Bellows?
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For 250' that looks pretty damn bright
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For 250' that looks pretty damn bright
That’s because those are the waters of Pure Michigan
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:56 AM
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Our friends in "G Spot" a 45' Cruisers were first on scene and rescued the 10 people on board. We were close by anchored and swimming so when we heard "rescued" we almost laughed wondering why such a big deal. Well there were multiple elderly adults, one person paralyzed from the neck down, and an autistic child. The boat sank in under 9min.

There's coast guard video and multiple pics of the entire rescue on FB not sure the best way to post links.

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I heard shaft seals, but that is a fast leak for shaft seals. Unless someone repaired and forgot to tighten up the assemblies and it unscrewed. Doesn't appear to have outdrives by the way it sits.
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i think its a V drive boat with the props up in pockets
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The storage fee should be really low
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link
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