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post #11 of Old 10-21-2012
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Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?

Put a 28' Owens on the bottom on the north end of Seneca Lake about 20 -25 years ago.
From that experience I'm suprised it took as long as 15 minutes !
Seems like it went down alot faster than that.
It happened as a result of a series of bad decisions followed by engine failure on a lee shore.
Still freaks me out, I'll never anchor w/ a lee shore,never.
The only good thing that came out of it was the next boat I bought had a motor AND a sail. I figure one or the other will keep me off the bottom. (that and better seamanship !)
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