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Old 05-19-2014, 02:01 PM   #21
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I can't see the trailer. Honestly, having a hard time seeing where they launched it and how. All I see is the docks.
Check it out on Google Earth and you can see the launch site which matches the covered boat houses in the photos & video. A bit of a tortuous journey just to get to the water. Go to the address 319 34th st. Anacortes.
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:02 PM   #22
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Sorry, 310 34th St. Anacortes.
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:06 PM   #23
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Just bad no matter the reason.
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:45 PM   #24
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oops, capsize at launch

VIDEO: Yacht going to new owner capsizes in Anacortes | www.kirotv.com
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:05 PM   #25
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Looks like pretty sad equipment to be moving it to the water on. Down the street on little dollies basically. I don't even understand how they'd get from the street to the boat at the water to the boat in the water. Looks like just the crane in front probably then just lets it ease in. Well supposedly ease. This time, not.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:07 PM   #26
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More on that here: UPDATE: New yacht capsizes upon launch in Anacortes - Goskagit.com: Local News

Northern Marine 90 footer at initial launch.

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Old 05-19-2014, 03:10 PM   #27
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$10 million 90 footer... must have been some spiffy fit and finish on the interior!

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Old 05-19-2014, 03:30 PM   #28
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Large volume fuel and/or water cross-over valve open?????
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:36 PM   #29
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It's really hard for me to see how this could be anything other than a major stability blunder. I can't imagine a boat where some tank imbalance can flip it. And if a cross over line being open can cause a boat to flip, it's got a real problem.
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We were in Westport, WA before the launch of a big guy. Two dollies (48 tires), a boat ramp and a loader using a crane as an additional break. Pretty old school with a big wow factor. Lena's standing by the front dolly.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:45 PM   #31
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Very interesting read here from the Captain who started the project but was removed a few months ago. Seems he questioned the methods of moving it.

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Old 05-19-2014, 03:53 PM   #33
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We were in Westport, WA before the launch of a big guy. Two dollies (48 tires), a boat ramp and a loader using a crane as an additional break. Pretty old school with a big wow factor. Lena's standing by the front dolly.
I could never watch. I'm too chicken.
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Incredible!!! They said in the video that they saw it was listing, checked it out, they continued, and it still flipped? I wonder what they checked.
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Not a big fan of $10M boats, but I can only imagine the heartbreak at that builder's yard tonight.
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a real passage maker it is.
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I think this will be the designers last vessel. Just waiting to roll over. So little wetted area.
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I think this will be the designers last vessel. Just waiting to roll over. So little wetted area.
Well, I think that may be the problem, no naval architect involved, or I certainly haven't heard of one. Sounds like more of let's take this one, lengthen it, add this on top, more of this, lighten everything up, do things we've never done before, be inventive, experiment and see what we end up with. A Captain and a builder.

Many builders cause themselves immense damage and lawsuits by trying to do things outside their norm, things they haven't done. Look at people like Burger with Sea Owl or Marlow with the 97's. We may buy boats that some think look dated and there are many others similar but something about getting the 40th of a hull or the 10th since tweaking, or the hundredth. They float and don't fall over. They perform. In fact we know how they'll perform by chartering one before.

First captain sounded an awful lot like he was trying to say "I told you so." Well, he's also the one who pushed all these one of a kind changes too. There will be winners in all this, however. The lawyers.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:37 PM   #40
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I think this will be the designers last vessel. Just waiting to roll over. So little wetted area.
Perhaps. Or it may have been, as Tad suggested, a malfunction of the launch equipment. Or, the builder may have deviated from the design. Or a hose failed. Or, something else unknown.
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