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Old 08-11-2011, 10:35 AM   #11
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Your usage is safe and makes for good neighbors. I just don't want some new boaters thinking that anchoring in the Gulf by the stern is an ok practice. I've seen it, you've seen it, and it is a bad accident waiting to happen.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:50 AM   #12
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Yes sir, you are spot on. It wasn't many years ago the newly weds were lost at the Oriskany doing exactly what you are talking of. I certainly appreciate you clarifying my first post as it was not specific as to where/how.
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Yes sir, you are spot on. It wasn't many years ago the newly weds were lost at the Oriskany doing exactly what you are talking of. I certainly appreciate you clarifying my first post as it was not specific as to where/how.
Those two were lost while pulling there fouled anchor on the freighter not the O. I was the person that found there still fouled anchor with the sunk boat attached on the freighter. The girl was found off pcola bch. He was never recovered, as far as I have heard.
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wow thats crazy
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:04 PM   #15
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yikes! how sad
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yikes! how sad
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Those two were lost while pulling there fouled anchor on the freighter not the O. I was the person that found there still fouled anchor with the sunk boat attached on the freighter. The girl was found off pcola bch. He was never recovered, as far as I have heard.
Was it flipped or what?

That's a horrible story. Sad that two lives were lost in such a silly accident.



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Was it flipped or what?

That's a horrible story. Sad that two lives were lost in such a silly accident.
No, the boat was sitting on the bottom upright next to the boilers. Her purse and there fishing gear was still inside the hull.
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No, the boat was sitting on the bottom upright next to the boilers. Her purse and there fishing gear was still inside the hull.

My word. What kind of boat was it?

So, they anchored on the stern and sank the boat trying to pull out a fouled anchor?

What a horrible thing to find.



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Old 09-23-2011, 04:48 PM   #20
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What happens when you try to pull a fouled anchor from the stern and it doesn't come out is: with nylon line when you take the engine out of gear the boat from the nylon stretching from the strain it snaps back and puts the stern completely underwater. Now add a small amount of wave action and your finished faster than you can say OH shit..
Ther boat was a 20 foot with a 175 Johnson. The anchor line is still on the freighter a little east of the boilers. Someone salvaged the boat a few days after it sank.
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