Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-26-2015, 03:06 PM   #1
Guru
 
bligh's Avatar
 
City: Santa Cruz, CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Frisky
Vessel Model: 99 Nordic Tug
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,096
California Marina Fire

Dozens of boats destroyed in Walnut Grove marina fire | Sacramento News - KCRA Home
__________________
Advertisement

bligh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 03:21 PM   #2
Guru
 
No Mast's Avatar
 
City: Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Country: US
Vessel Name: Moana Huaka'i
Vessel Model: Selene 53
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 816
That's terrible! what a shame.

I hope they can confirm that all the boats were empty.
__________________

No Mast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 03:24 PM   #3
TF Site Team
 
ksanders's Avatar
 
City: SEWARD ALASKA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: LISAS WAY
Vessel Model: BAYLINER 4788
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,952
Our own SCARY lives aboard his Hatteras in Walnut Grove I believe.
__________________
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
www.mvlisasway.com
ksanders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 03:38 PM   #4
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,171
Walnut Grove Marina Fire

14 house boats destroyed in Walnut Grove fire

Dozens of boats destroyed in Walnut Grove marina fire | Sacramento News - KCRA Home

I sure hope Art and Scary and their boats are safe. I think they're both berthed at that marina.

EDIT: Just merged two threads of the same subject.
__________________
Al

Custom Google Trawler Forum Search
FlyWright is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 06:07 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
City: Pittsburg, CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: NoMoBoat
Vessel Model: Trawlers
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 278
Sure hope someone can confirm it was an accident.
Hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but rather fits in with the contrived Hyacinth Crisis we are having to deal with....
__________________
JimS on the Delta
Delta_JimS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 06:29 PM   #6
Veteran Member
 
Astral Blue's Avatar
 
City: California Delta
Country: Sacramento, CA
Vessel Name: Astral Blue
Vessel Model: Bayliner Victoria 2750 Command Bridge
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 71
Send a message via Yahoo to Astral Blue
Steve (Scary) docks his boat at a different marina.
__________________
Ed & Lindsey
California Delta

1977 Bayliner Victoria Astral Blue Repowered with Perkins 4.108 Diesel
Astral Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 06:44 PM   #7
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
Art docks The Office at another marina many miles away from Walnut Grove.
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 06:54 PM   #8
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by Astral Blue View Post
Steve (Scary) docks his boat at a different marina.
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
Art docks The Office at another marina many miles away from Walnut Grove.
Good to hear!!
__________________
Al

Custom Google Trawler Forum Search
FlyWright is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 07:45 PM   #9
Scraping Paint
 
City: -
Country: -
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,748
Our harbor had a boathouse containing twelve boats burn completely a couple of years ago. A liveaboard couple became trapped on their boat and burned to death as they were pleading for help on a cell phone.

It's amazing how fast fires like this accelerate and spread when the heat and flames are contained in a boathouse or covered moorage. Good to hear there were apparently no injuries or fatalities in the Walnut Grove fire.
Marin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 07:51 PM   #10
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
The Gig harbor fire was mentioned again in the latest issue of BoatUS Seaworthy magazine. It and a few other marina incidents have led to some big improvements in boat house design.

What's New In Covered Marinas - Seaworthy Magazine - BoatUS

Small solace but at least something seems to have come from that tragedy.
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2015, 04:21 PM   #11
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
An update from the local newspaper.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/cri...le8153076.html
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2015, 03:25 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Nsail's Avatar
 
City: Benicia CA
Country: USA
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 498
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delta_JimS View Post
Hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but rather fits in with the contrived Hyacinth Crisis we are having to deal with....
Can you (or anybody) please elaborate on this contrived Hyacinth Crisis?
Nsail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2015, 03:27 PM   #13
Veteran Member
 
Astral Blue's Avatar
 
City: California Delta
Country: Sacramento, CA
Vessel Name: Astral Blue
Vessel Model: Bayliner Victoria 2750 Command Bridge
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 71
Send a message via Yahoo to Astral Blue
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nsail View Post
Can you (or anybody) please elaborate on this contrived Hyacinth Crisis?
Time for a new thread.
__________________
Ed & Lindsey
California Delta

1977 Bayliner Victoria Astral Blue Repowered with Perkins 4.108 Diesel
Astral Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2015, 04:03 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
City: Pittsburg, CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: NoMoBoat
Vessel Model: Trawlers
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 278
Agreed.

How about that Hyacinth in the Delta?
When was the last time anyone heard of the DBW regarding the weed?

(maybe "contrived" is not the best word. It is Real for sure, and what has the State done to help us?)
__________________
JimS on the Delta
Delta_JimS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 11:46 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Larry H's Avatar
 
City: Pacific Northwest
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Jacari Maru
Vessel Model: 2014 Ranger Tug R-27
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 359
In Washington state, covered marinas have to have aluminum roofing, which will melt and vent the fire. They also have to have a vent at the peak of the roof. My marina (La Conner) has an open peak made by raising one side of the roof above the other creating a long slot.

Everett Marina had a boat fire in 06-07, which melted the roof over 4 slips, and contained the fire to 4 to 6 boats. The live-aboards were told by the marina, that in case of fire, to untie any NOT burning boats in way of the fire. Then push the not burning boats out of the slips, creating a fire break. And they were told to NOT untie any burning boat, as the fire fighters cannot reach a floating, burning boat, and it could drift into other boats and spread the fire. The Everett Marina is in a closed basin, with only one entrance. Any drifting boats could be rounded up later.
__________________
Larry H
Cruising the Pacific Northwest
Larry H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 09:34 AM   #16
Art
Guru
 
Art's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7,979
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
Art docks The Office at another marina many miles away from Walnut Grove.
Thanks, Craig - Correct. Busy today. Plan to read up on this soon. Tragedy for sure!
Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 12:12 PM   #17
Guru
 
ancora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,489
The RCOB (Recreational Boaters of California) is takin' the water hyacinth seriously. Here in San Diego they put on a video showin' the scope of the problem.
ancora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 12:44 PM   #18
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 13,129
This reminds me of the fires in Kentucky and northern Tennessee on the big houseboating lakes. Now you've combined covered and unvented docks with houseboats and it's a bad combination. Those marinas have now taken steps to reduce the risks. As mentioned above, covered slips are built to new standards. In many of the marinas, houseboats are not allowed in covered slips, but are on open docks only. Also, the storage of propane tanks is controlled tightly and in some marinas not allowed at all. Also, many of those marinas now have fire boats.

The nature of houseboats tends to lead to acceleration of the fire rapidly and toss in some propane tanks and it's out of control quickly.

I hate that there was such a tragic accident, although thankful it wasn't as tragic as it could have been with loss of lives. I do hope, however, that it serves as a warning to take steps for safety from fire.
BandB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 06:46 PM   #19
Art
Guru
 
Art's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7,979
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delta_JimS View Post
Agreed.

How about that Hyacinth in the Delta?
When was the last time anyone heard of the DBW regarding the weed?

(maybe "contrived" is not the best word. It is Real for sure, and what has the State done to help us?)
According to assistant manager at our marina the state gave up spraying as the Hyacinth was winning hands down. State ran low for capital on this too. All n' all the poisons they were spraying must be real bad for sea life and water quality in general. There is a definite problem underway.

If solution is not found boating in SF Delta may become impacted.

The warming trend does not allow ample freezing nights to kill the Hyacinth off. Temperature imbalances are developing. Hyacinth loves warm air and water... it flourishes.
Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 07:05 PM   #20
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
Quote:
Originally Posted by Art View Post
If solution is not found boating in SF Delta may become impacted.

"MAY become impacted"?

How about "has been impacted".

I was ready to move to Village West Marina in November but the only way a boat was getting in or out of there was with a helicopter.
__________________

__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012