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Be interesting to hear what happened. Must of been quite a bit of water. Fished next to him quite a few times last week off Nantucket. Just glad Dave and his family are safe. The boat can be fixed.
 

Tuna Hotline

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So that article says it was an "autopilot malfunction." Was the boat not actually sinking? Did he perhaps fall asleep at the wheel on autopilot? Hmmm.......
 

c1steve

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This is a good lesson as to why it is important to have tow attachment points both bow and stern. A sailboat I once built went on the beach/rocks in Mexico. The Samson post was designed to handle 90 tons for lateral force. A fishing boat jerked it off the beach, and over a second reef, with little damage. That Samson post saved the day.
It was a steel hulled boat.
 

PatriciaLynn

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From what I heard here on MV, he thought auto pilot was on, but it wasn't, did some stuff on deck etc. and steamed into the shore.
Too bad. Great reminder to be careful with autopilots and keep a good lookout regardless.
 

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I hate posting " from what i heard stories " when it comes to stuff like this. Its usually not accurate. Lets wait and fine out.
Could not agree more, even if it was an error in judgement or a mistake, please let me know who has never had a WTF moment. If not, you will just a matter of time. Once again glad it worked out and everyone was safe.
 

CCtuna

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This is a good lesson as to why it is important to have tow attachment points both bow and stern. A sailboat I once built went on the beach/rocks in Mexico. The Samson post was designed to handle 90 tons for lateral force. A fishing boat jerked it off the beach, and over a second reef, with little damage. That Samson post saved the day.
It was a steel hulled boat.
Jesus how big was this sailboat. Some of the 1000’ container ships we assist at my job have bits with 90 ton SWL
 

southshore30

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fordy

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Glad it's off the beach and headed for repair, I shuttered thinking about a boat like that going to a salvage auction in worse shape
 

Downrigga

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I agree. Bottom line is that he and his daughter is safe and it appears that the boat faired well considering it spent the night on the beach in the surf. Everyone makes mistakes so if that’s the case why he ended up on the beach it’s still better than the rocks! Ya ain’t been around till ya been aground! It’s happened to me. I’ve layed over on a Tuckernuck shoal I thought was deeper than it was. I’ve grounded in the mud in the intercostal North Carolina waters right in the middle of the marked channel doing deliveries! I’ve been aground while getting around! Lol
Im supprised you didnt run out there in the middle of the night and claim salvage rights....lol. That would be quite a score.
 

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andy65

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Ya ain’t been around till ya been aground! It’s happened to me.
Nice to hear someone else fess up. Now I don’t feel so bad.
There are three causes of unintentional groundings:
1. I knew I was taking a chance
2. No one could have foreseen that
3. I just did something dumb (my personal winner)
 

steveinak

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alaskans don't need water to screw up their boats, snow and black ice
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plugged ping pong ball style scupper sunk this one, everyone got off safe
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I did it with BBC a CG 41’ UTB, on Brewster Spit. Commanding officer was George Bassett who retired and now on Nantucket. Let’s say my ass was chewed hard but learned a good lesson.
 

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