Fire at marina in DC

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  1. Mikemapva

    Mikemapva Member

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  2. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Oh My.

    If anyone hears of the reason please post information.

    It's winter time so we can probably assume what happened.
     
  3. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

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    Always a scary thought with a boat in a marina.

    When we were shopping for boats last summer came upon a boat that just didn't look right.

    Gelcoat had waves on the port side.

    After some digging with the broker, turns out the boat was next to a boat that had caught on fire. The boat in question did not catch fire, but the heat damage of being nearby required extensive fiberglass work.
     
  4. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

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    I know that marina well and have a number of friends there. Fortunately, nobody got hurt. DC Fire is pretty good about putting out boat fires. They just keep pouring water on it until it sinks. In this case two boats were sunk and a couple damaged.

    They were also lucky the DC Fire boat is made of steel since it had to bang through some ice to get there.

    No cause reported yet but it wouldn't be the first time a boat caught fire at James Creek because of a space heater.
     
  5. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

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    ugh. that sucks. if anyone needs any help locally, please let me know. not sure what we can really do, though.
     
  6. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
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    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Insurance question
    The boat that started the fire is it liable for all the damage or just to his boat. Does the marina's insurance pay for the dock or the boat that started the fire. My insurance policy states my policy is void if a fire is caused by a non permanent mounted heater.
     
  7. Southern Cross

    Southern Cross Member

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    Pics from early this afternoon. The boat on the left was a nice Ranger Tug.
     

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  8. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
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    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    :eek:
     
  9. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    I think he needs a new dock box.... :eek::eek::eek:
     
  10. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    northern, you asked a question about liability. Here is an article that I used to decide which policy I bought.

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  11. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Part 2


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  12. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Part 3

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  13. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Sorry for the fracturing. But I think the original was "lost" in the conversion to the new site. If anyone can help, please do.

    Jaybeaux
     
  14. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Nice view of the War College.
     
  15. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    And looking at the news report, appears the boat on the right was a 350 'dancer. Damn shame.
     
  16. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

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  17. Mikemapva

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    I hope the 350 Sundancer doesn't belong to one of our members here, Ryan (WDCboater)
     
  18. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Trevor Johnson is the SR owner's name, according to the news clip.
     
  19. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Nothing to do with fire.
    Do a lot of people keep their boats in the water with that much ice. Where we are you might get a skiff of ice as thick a frost on a windshield and it is gone by afternoon.
    If one keeps their boat in ice as in the pictures I can imagine a lot of electric cabin and engine room heaters. That would be scary.
     
  20. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers

    Not really....DC has fairly mild winters but the Potomac does ice over. The folks that leave their boat in the water use ice eaters to keep their slips clear. It is really a bad idea to leave a residential space heater on if you are not on the boat. That marina has had several fires caused by residential heaters (or heat lamps) that owners have left unattended.

    When I kept mine in the water....I would winterize the boat and use an Xtreme marine 600 watt heater in the bilge. If you don't you do risk the sea cocks cracking from extreme cold and sinking the boat.
     

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