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Ninefingers 10-21-2012 03:45 PM

How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?
 
Two men rescued after boat sinks in Lake Ontario | CP24.com

It's a powerboat, so maybe it just broke in half. But still, a 34 foot boat in fairly benign conditions. This was a few miles from my house. I know it's nt a sailboat, but there may be something to be learned.

Seaduction 10-21-2012 03:48 PM

Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?
 
Water coming into the boat exceeded the buoyancy of the boat...?

deltaten 10-21-2012 03:58 PM

Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?
 
Chopped in half? Stove in hard? Turn turtle? Drove deep?
Any number of ways it coulda gone.

Squidd 10-21-2012 04:44 PM

Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?
 
Insurance...?

Fincero 10-21-2012 04:50 PM

Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?
 
Too much beer loaded on!

CarbonSink62 10-21-2012 05:43 PM

Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?
 
How large are the seawater intake ports on a boat that size?

I'm thinking of a hose popping off a 2" intake and maybe a non working bilge pump.

Seems like that wouldn't take long.

Ninefingers 10-21-2012 05:58 PM

Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Squidd (Post 936695)
Insurance...?

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!

emoney 10-21-2012 06:32 PM

Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?
 
15 minutes is a lot longer than you think.

acarter92 10-21-2012 07:57 PM

Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by emoney (Post 936714)
15 minutes is a lot longer than you think.


Exactly...

Squidd 10-21-2012 08:36 PM

Re: How does a boat sink in 15 minutes?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by emoney (Post 936714)
15 minutes is a lot longer than you think.

Not when your "SINKING"......:eek:


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