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Old 10-12-2011, 02:48 PM   #41
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43 Defever flips and sinks on Ten-Tom waterway

Oh yeah!!

Now that I like.**They *will do the job.

The issue is cost. Few boaters can afford the cost of one.

Especially if you never need to use it.

You can pick up a Gumby for a few hundred bucks.

And they do work. Ask any commercial fisherman who has ever had to go into the water.

The deal is you can afford to have them on board.


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Old 11-24-2011, 07:08 AM   #42
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RE: 43 Defever flips and sinks on Ten-Tom waterway

The rumors I heard while in Demopolis was that the Defever had a rather heavy motorcycle on the flybridge and the fuel tanks were low. This would explain the capsizing. Has anyone heard the same?

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Old 02-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #43
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RE: 43 Defever flips and sinks on Ten-Tom waterway

Daddyo wrote:
I strongly disagree with the towing the dink is safer idea, it's an accident waiting to happen. A deck or flybridge stowed dingy is very safe. We have a Boston Whaler 11 with a 35hp two stroke on the fly lifted by a crane. It is securely tied down with ratchets in a custom cradle. Remember these are self deploying when the boat sinks We also have a 6-man life raft in a canister on the foredeck just for good measure.
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