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Old 05-21-2004, 10:31 PM
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I think the owner before is a SCOPE member.......but these guys just bought the boat.........first day out! It's been at the SCOPE runs before.
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Old 05-21-2004, 10:46 PM
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"the boat was not equiped with a pump" HUH???? are bilge pumps optional on fountains??? And you guys go boating in the ocean without a VHF!?!?! damn!! I cant leave the house unless i have my handheld in my "bag of goodies" which includes rain gear and first aid stuff among other things.......some people are just morons!
You would die laughing if you saw some of the floating junk people go out into the San Pedro channel in... Some of the crap can barely run ( usually an Asian immigrant ) with fishing poles and too many people for how big the boat is. Little or no safety equipment. No radio.. No Gps.. No Phone.. I once came upon some guys floating in about a 22 ft inboard... they had gone out to Catalina to do some drinking the night before... on the way back the next morning.. their crap-boat gave out and they had bobbed in the channel all day. They didn't have a radio or cell phone.. gps, OR ANY WATER. They just figured it was only an hour back to the mainland. I think they had been out there about 7 or 8 hours.
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Old 05-22-2004, 12:53 PM
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we saw it in newport on sunday both drives were still intacked not sure how it sunk
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When your rubrail sits at the water line, I would think it fairly easy to sink!
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Old 05-22-2004, 01:39 PM
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Here's a perfect example

http://www.scopeinfo.com/images/2002...g/DSC00659.jpg
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yeah, I could see how that may happen
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I guess Reggie gives 2 choices. Go Fast or sink.
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The boat in question was a 38' Anniversary Fountain. My friend Tim (He sold the 42' fountain "Ohio Steel" recently) bought the boat new from DSM a few years ago and sold it a while ago. I think he said he was told by someone at Pfaff that a drive did break causing water to get in and partially sink the boat. From what I understand, the guy just bought the boat.
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Old 05-22-2004, 04:09 PM
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....some bad ass Pfaff motors, but of course he said it only had HP500's, so the insurance is not covering anything. [QUOTE]

That's gonna hurt when all is said and done!!
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"the boat was not equiped with a pump" HUH???? QUOTE]


yeah must have been the low end model??? So was it a fountain or a cig??

Sorry Hun I need to correct you. "So it was a Fountain or a Formula!"
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