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The famous Boca inlet eats up a million dollar boat

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It's like the breachways in Rhody, you have to power up to get through, the guys in the Freeman backed off once they cleared, they didn't seem too sharp all around. 

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It's been very clearly documented on **** that they had a mechanical failure at a very inopportune time.  It's a steering issue that those Mercury's are notorious for.  

 

Call the adjuster....Is what it is.

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Always have the anchor ready to go. First thing to do.  I would have thrown it as far off the port side as possible then pulled like hell. 

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God that's hard to watch. Loved watching the guy holding the line the fire Dept threw to him like he'd be able to hold onto a 3 (?) ton boat. Why didn't he tie it off? And once they got in trouble captain should have ordered all in life jackets. Probably a new CC (covid captain) or a new boat, but they sure didn't look like they had any idea what to do. 

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3 hours ago, Bergallmaster said:

Always have the anchor ready to go. First thing to do.  I would have thrown it as far off the port side as possible then pulled like hell. 

From the video looks like it happened too fast to respond like that. 

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58 mins ago, Good2Go said:

From the video looks like it happened too fast to respond like that. 

It was about 5 min before they threw anchor. I liked the pushing off rocks with fishing rods. Agree on captain covid.

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7 hours ago, Cpalms said:

It's been very clearly documented on **** that they had a mechanical failure at a very inopportune time.  It's a steering issue that those Mercury's are notorious for.  

 

Call the adjuster....Is what it is.

True, but if they’d been going a touch slower they could’ve stayed off the jetty.  Obviously bad luck not exactly the operators fault, but again a little less speed they’d still have been able to enter and much much better chance this would’ve been avoidable.  I’m definitely a bit bias as I’m sick and tired of dealing with these big fast boats being driven recklessly by covid captains.  Imagine if there was a small slower boat exiting other side of channel in their path? Or a kayak just inside of the jetty they couldn’t see if they’d made that turn?  I think a lot of folks on the water have just seen too much reckless operation and assume it’s ok.  Glad nobody got hurt and maybe they learned a lesson.

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Should have put left motors in reverse and right motors forward … then used the motors forward and reverse to steer (much like a tank)

 

Monday quarterbacking …

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I dont know if todays 6 engine setups allow for that. Seems like everything should be run off one control otherwise you could wind up with 1 prop turning slower than the rest creating drag. 

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7 hours ago, Africaster said:

Should have put left motors in reverse and right motors forward … then used the motors forward and reverse to steer (much like a tank)

 

Monday quarterbacking …

Even throwing them hard to port and backing hard....bow would have taken some lumps, but for sure no more than it ended up with.

 

Solutions are easy on Mondays!

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