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Old 02-24-2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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60 metre Superyacht goes down

Er, boss... I have some bad news about your boat: Superyacht sinks off Greek island but all eight sailors on board are plucked to safety


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1nLJUhgd8

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Even the big ones get in trouble.* It will be interesting to see what caused it.

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Old 02-24-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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Bad run of luck over in those parts.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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And I thought I've had lousy days.....
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
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Perhaps it was one of those inconsiderate types that passed them dragging a big wake and caused it to capsize!
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:04 PM   #5
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WOW! Amazing!!

... Greece can still afford to fly helicopters???
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:10 PM   #6
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60 metre Superyacht goes down

That superyacht's center of gravity looks to dang high (two too many decks).* ...* Gee, it even had stabilizer wings (is that what I'm seeing?).


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Old 02-25-2012, 03:35 AM   #7
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RE: 60 metre Superyacht goes down

Has to be a stabilizer, and looking at the angle of it, one wonders if it somehow malfunctioned and turned broadside on to the direction of travel, and ripped a big hole in the bottom. Apart from that - or a catastrophic failure of a dripless seal or raw water cooling circuit, how else could mechanical failure cause such a quick sinking you would think..?
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:39 AM   #8
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The front of the hull below the waterline sure seems banged up for a yacht at sea. Could they have hit a submerged container or something??
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:13 PM   #9
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RE: 60 metre Superyacht goes down

Some more information about the sinking saying it took 7 hours*for the yacht to*sink at this link:

http://www.boatinternational.com/201...peryacht-yogi/

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Old 02-28-2012, 08:42 PM   #10
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RE: 60 metre Superyacht goes down

Interesting article. But hard to believe they couldn't save it, given it took seven hours to sink.**I don't like to think of it negatively, but one has to wonder if there was a criminal angle to the sinking.* The article mentions the owner was trying to sell the boat and had an offer.*

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RE: 60 metre Superyacht goes down

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That superyacht's center of gravity looks to dang high (two too many decks).* ...* Gee, it even had stabilizer wings (is that what I'm seeing?).
If you can determine CG by looking at a picture you ought to offer that service to naval architects.You could make a fortune.

Well, duh ... of course there are stabilizers. Those boats commonly use "zero speed" systems that are large enough and powerful enough to keep the boat level while at anchor.

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Old 02-29-2012, 05:48 AM   #12
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And your constructive comment was.....

Rickb, why do you always have to make snide remarks? Your post adds nothing. Go away.
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You don't have to read them.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:20 AM   #14
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Interesting article. But hard to believe they couldn't save it, given it took seven hours to sink.**I don't like to think of it negatively, but one has to wonder if there was a criminal angle to the sinking.* The article mentions the owner was trying to sell the boat and had an offer.*

LB*
*Surely not, LB. *Here is a picture on the ramp at Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove, FL. *New TAhoe, boat, motor. and trailer all went into 10' of salt water. *Plug was out of the boat, and strapped to the trailer. *All windows down on the Tahoe. *Do you suppose somone wanted them to sink?

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Don - Isn't salt water BAD for a car wash????
*I think it's supposed to help the leather.

Here is the Tow Boat/US unit at Dinner Key Marina.

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60 metre Superyacht goes down

Isn't that a trailer-boater's worse nightmare?

My biggest launching/recovery scare was at the top of (now closed)Harrison's steep launching ramp at Baypoint.** Going up near the top of the ramp, the recovery rope snapped and the boat started rolling backward.* (The trailer had rubber rollers on which the boat sat.)* Fortunately, movement stopped after a foot.* From then on, always kept the safety chain attached to the boat*when moving the trailer.


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Isn't that a trailer-boater's worse nightmare?
*Normally, yes, but I think it was a dream for this trailer boater.
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