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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.
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Water coming into the boat exceeded the buoyancy of the boat...?
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Chopped in half? Stove in hard? Turn turtle? Drove deep?
Any number of ways it coulda gone.
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Insurance...?

"Might as well take 'er out...If anything is gonna happen...It's gonna happen out there..."
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Too much beer loaded on!
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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.
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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!
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15 minutes is a lot longer than you think.
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15 minutes is a lot longer than you think.

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15 minutes is a lot longer than you think.
Not when your "SINKING"......
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