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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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Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?

I watched a boat sink in just about 2 minutes. Nothing I could do. I was walking out the long fuel dock towards the lake's marina as a guy pulled his picklefork with 5" of transom into a slip. Every slip and the side of the store had signs that said BOW OUT. He was just pulling in to get a 6 pack of beer so he thought that bow in would be OK. It wasn't. A boat passed going fast and the wake swamped the back of the picklefork. As I came around the corner of the store I saw his polished, supercharged 454 with chrome exhaust go under water. The whole cockpit was flooded and only the bow was sticking up as he walked out with his beer. He yelled and the marina manager came out. By this time most of the air in the bow had hissed out around the bow eye and it was getting lower and lower. The marina manager reached down and cut the bow line with his knife. The beer guy started crying. The marina manager explained that he wouldn't allow the boat to destroy the dock and down she went.
It was the first time he'd had the boat out.
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Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?

Pull your knotmeter, especially if you do not a flap.
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Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?

happy story, the boaters are OK and there is one less bayliner on the water
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Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?

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When you watch the clip, it makes you wonder. I don't know of too many people who carry a liferaft on a lake. Aw damn, I'm starting one of those speculation threads, noooooo!
Not when you pay attention to the water temp. Without the raft they might be dead. When the water temp. is that cold it's good to have a plan B.
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Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?

A 2" diameter hole 1 foot underneath the waterline will let in 78 gallons per minute. If the bilge pump can't handle that, then the second minute the hole will be 2 feet underneath the waterline and let in commensurately more water.

78 Gallons is about 650 Lbs, a typical boat won't stand that much weight being added per minute for very long...
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Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?

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Not when you pay attention to the water temp. Without the raft they might be dead. When the water temp. is that cold it's good to have a plan B.
Also, the article called it both a dinghy and a liferaft. I'm not sure if the video had more information (won't play for me), but a dinghy wouldn't be unusual.
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Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?

I've seen this posted here before. Here is one that went down in 120 seconds. Read the first article.

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Also, the article called it both a dinghy and a liferaft. I'm not sure if the video had more information (won't play for me), but a dinghy wouldn't be unusual.
At the end of the video the camera pans to the "dinghy" sitting on the dock. It was definitely a life raft. The rescue patrol officer refered to it as a dinghy during the interview so I guess the news parroted that information.
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Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?

An Outdrive failure can sink the boat in minutes. Think about a 4 inch rip letting in water. I watched one go down in less than 5 minutes.

Sad they lost the boat glad they were prepared, it saved thier lives.
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