Boat On Breakwall At New Buffalo

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by MonacoMike, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    97 270DA 5k Kohler A/C,
    85 Monaco 197
    7.4 300hp BII,
    260hp Alpha 1
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2017
  2. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    198
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    I ran into the owners son yesterday, and he said his Dad and a couple of friends left Chicago and someone forgot to stow the shore power cord. When they came off plane it got tangled in at least one of the props. The boat ended up 3/4 or more under water, and is considered a total loss.
     
  3. bracketracer

    bracketracer Member GOLD Sponsor

    280
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Oh man, what a simple, horrible mistake.
     
  4. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 8212, 741 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I was thinking the same thing. "Remember to press that button on the cablemaster, or you'll sink and destroy a $700,000 yacht..." (and risk your lives)
     
  5. sfergson727

    sfergson727 Administrator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 12, 2007
    Washington Park Marina, Michigan City
    '07 340 DA, E97, A75, VV4, Soft Top
    '12 Boston Whaler 15 Montauk
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives, Mercury 60 HP Bigfoot
    Good lesson here to take away is to secure the decks.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  6. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    97 270DA 5k Kohler A/C,
    85 Monaco 197
    7.4 300hp BII,
    260hp Alpha 1
    Heard it was not working was the reason the cables were on the platform.

    MM
     

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