65 ft. MY sinking near South Bass?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by New Horizon, Sep 13, 2021.

  1. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    75DD33E9-5B6B-4FD0-9180-C587741B6E61.jpeg
     
    JayhawkCurtis likes this.
  2. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Looks like she is gone…. Check out our lake….seriously behaving

    D3E29B34-F395-4591-BC5A-7AF593576A97.jpeg 4703B1EC-60A3-4DB3-951E-E9A5CED56020.jpeg 3C331CD4-2002-41C6-A4B0-1088392A0CFC.jpeg 570D17D7-1C24-490D-BD1D-32D3A85953AE.jpeg
     
    JayhawkCurtis likes this.
  3. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    '91 250 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Do you think it can be fixed, or is it scrap?
     
  4. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Fresh water sinking...I say we pass around the collection plate, fellas, let's offer 'em $100k as-is :)
     
  5. mquiet

    mquiet Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    I'm impressed that they were able to plug the holes while the boat was on the rocks and in the water so they could float it. I wonder what they use to seal the holes?
     
  6. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    A year or two ago, the owners posted on FB looking for a Capt. A friend of mine with not a lot of experienced asked me if I thought he should apply because I've docked near them so often. I don't know the owners personally, but they had just upgraded from their previous Hatt. (an old-school version of this - I think an '89?). After discussing it, we both came to the conclusion that it would be too much for him to take on.

    Wow - hindsight. The prevailing scuttlebutt is "vapor lock after switching tanks", which I assume translates well enough to support the theory that they switched tanks and had air in the lines.
     
  7. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    South Florida
    Dusky 217
    Suzuki
    Plywood and a screw gun
     
  8. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Just a guess, the goal is not water tight fixes, just slow the water inflow enough that the pumps can keep up.
     
  9. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Your really have to ask?
    upload_2021-9-17_9-14-26.png

    upload_2021-9-17_9-14-57.png
     
  10. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    That's a big pretty boat. Sad to see this happen, but someone will fix it.
     
  11. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    I agree, it will probably get fixed, then at some point wind up on the market.

    This is the boat that most of us hope we do not buy without knowing the history.

    They will be chasing electrical/system issues forever on that boat.

    Survey is important for a buyer.
     
  12. LTD.330

    LTD.330 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 5, 2009
    Lake Erie
    1999 Sundancer 330
    7.4 MPI
    I just saw an update on the MBI Facebook page that said the Jude Sea has made it to Sandusky and will be scrapped.
     
    marty51 likes this.
  13. Christo

    Christo Active Member

    464
    Feb 7, 2021
    Michigan
    2004 225 Weekender
    Mercruiser 5.0 MPI/Bravo III Drive
    Damn that’s sad
     
  14. TonyQSC500

    TonyQSC500 Active Member

    122
    Jan 7, 2018
    Canton, Oh.
    sold 2007 44 sundancer. White hull with black stripe and canvas.
    Cummins QSC 500’s V-drives.
    Its sad someone lost the rest of their season. Hopefully insurance covers it and they are able to buy another boat. I only hope they find a better captain next time.
     
  15. New Horizon

    New Horizon Member

    88
    Nov 1, 2018
    420 Aft Cabin MY 1997
    Twin 3116 Cats.
    Has anyone heard the outcome of the second boat that sank on Sunday? Reportedly, they left South Bass on a 25 go fast and began taking on water. Everyone was recued.
     
  16. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    AAF6D8B7-38D3-46AA-8020-4C26A42A0E78.jpeg CD3590E5-29F4-4DEC-9007-9935CF6B5ABA.jpeg 74030AF0-D377-49A5-9596-AE1B6363FF55.jpeg
     
    JayhawkCurtis likes this.
  17. New Horizon

    New Horizon Member

    88
    Nov 1, 2018
    420 Aft Cabin MY 1997
    Twin 3116 Cats.
    Blueone: Thanks for posting the latest pics. Sad to see the girl in this condition for sure. I just heard she will be salvaged. What a difference a weekend of weather makes. Picture perfect today and very nice yesterday.
     
  18. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Apparently, the owners are acting swiftly to replace her and the captain! This weekend "Jude" posted on FB looking for a new captain for an 80 footer...
     
  19. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Don't need power to drop anchor; any anchor.
     
    techmitch likes this.
  20. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    Back Cove 37
    AB Ventus 9VL
    Cummins QSC 8.3 600
    Even an electrically actuated windlass? I'm not sure that I can drop my anchor without power. And if possible it certainly takes some time on a boat that size.
     

Share This Page

Show Sidebar