Boat Catches Fire in West Harbor, Lake Erie

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Buckeye Boater, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. Buckeye Boater

    Buckeye Boater Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Wooster, OH
    215 Weekender 2006
    Merc 5.0 MPI 260 HP
    Fortunately no one was hurt. Believe the boat was 30-35 ft Carver. We had fueled up a few hours earlier at the same location. My crew always ask "why do we have to get off the boat while we are getting fuel?" Now thy know. One of the many things my father insisted upon as I was growing up on the water.

    UPDATE: Local paper is saying it was a 25ft Carver and that an employee of the fuel dock suffered flash/heat burns.

    (The aftermath / last photo in the article was submitted by my daughter.)

    Last edited: Jul 3, 2017
  2. wrvond

    wrvond Member

    Aug 27, 2016
    West Virginia
    1995 Sundancer 270
    Pa'u Hana
    7.4 liter Mercruiser w/Bravo II
    Had a boat fire on the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, WV today as well. No information on cause, but the boat was under way when it happened.
  3. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    Evedently there was a fuel leak or the fuel was put in a rod holder.
  4. Escape22

    Escape22 Member

    May 22, 2017
    Milwaukee WI
    1986 210 SXL
    5.7 260 Merc
    30 ft Carver Aft Cabin ~1980-1982 era ...I had the exact same boat in 1986.

    32 Aft replaced the 30 in 83-84.


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