Fishing boat run over by 31' boat...

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  1. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    697
    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    Videos of this crash where 3 people jump into the Columbia River has been posted here and elsewhere on the net.

    This video also shows the crash BUT it also shows the results of the crash. You can see what happened to the fishing boat...

     
  2. UnleashedBeast

    UnleashedBeast Member

    36
    Nov 21, 2017
    Pensacola, Fl.
    Shopping for a Sundancer or Sedan Bridge with Cummins diesels.
    Boatless
    Was the guy sleeping while driving?
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    697
    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Did you guys notice the propeller strikes on the aft, port corner? Wow!
     
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  5. 2000SR380

    2000SR380 Member

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    Feb 17, 2014
    Emeryville, CA
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer, Express Cruiser
    Two 5.0L Gas Mercruiser V8, B3 Outdrives
    What I find fascinating is how "I could not see over the bow" seemed like an excuse. Rule-5 anybody? Clearly going 'too fast for the conditions'(Rule 6)and without a proper 'lookout', he hits a vessel 'engaged in fishing', from the stern (which makes him the overtaking vessel and subject to Rule 13). A vessel you are "overtaking" has the highest place on the "Stand-on" vessel food chain, and a "Power Boat" has the lowest. Sailboats and Powerboats must both stay clear of commercial fishing vessels with gear in the water. It is good Nautical courtesy to stay away from all fishing boats, and keep clear of sailboat races. We are responsible for not only our wakes, but also if we run over someone elses boat. OMG!
     
  6. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    That was amazing! Must have been a stainless steel prop. I don't think an aluminum would have left so many gashes in a row. The blades would have shattered after a few hits.
     
  7. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    697
    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    Could be Nibral props on that boat.
     
  8. Soulshine

    Soulshine Active Member

    193
    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
    I saw one that got hit by a drunk speeding in a no wake zone last year.

    Nobody was hurt, but the boat (also aluminum) looked like a shark ate it. The prop slashes were all over the thing.
     

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