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Old 09-29-2012, 07:01 AM   #1
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how not to launch your yacht

take carefull note of the guys to the left pulling on the tag line attached to the bow

Putting a yacht into water. [VIDEO]
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:49 AM   #2
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Ouch... I bet that made the owner screaming mad!

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Old 09-29-2012, 09:14 AM   #3
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Or glad he wasn't onboard!
Years ago there was a similar video out of a smaller, about 30 foot open boat, dropped stern first. There were one or two guys onboard, I think they made it through ok.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #4
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If not for the idoits on the bow line it may have been ok
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:19 AM   #5
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Here's another one. What a ride for the owner!

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Old 09-29-2012, 10:55 AM   #6
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My haul outs will never be the same
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:13 AM   #7
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take carefull note of the guys to the left pulling on the tag line attached to the bow

Putting a yacht into water. [VIDEO]
Floats well on its top!
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:35 AM   #8
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Hard to judge never having first hand experience with dock gantry cranes. I do have seat time on land based cranes and the operator should have been spooling down that load much sooner and with more urgency. Inexperienced/overzealous tag line handlers/ground crew doesn't help either.

Less haste rigging taking more time to balance the rig would have helped. Ultimately it's the operator whom is responsible for the load.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:00 PM   #9
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Ya agree with you Craig, been in the seat myself. All your observations are correct. Wonder if they had the speaker working at the base or using a radio to communicate? Hope the owner wasn't the fellow on the tagline that went to the fence to pray.. What a sicking feeling if it was! Now what do ya do to get it back before it sank, there were no speed boats in view.

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Old 09-29-2012, 07:30 PM   #10
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I was biting nails thinking of the several crane lifts necessary to get the Coot from China to Bay Area waters.

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Old 09-29-2012, 08:04 PM   #11
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I've often wondered what kept the slings in place...just gravity & friction or are there supposed to be tension lines fore & aft to keep the slings in proper position.
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