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Old 11-05-2014, 09:09 PM   #42
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City: Walnut Grove Ca
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Cary'D Away
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a capsize can happen in calm water

I rescude two men from a capsized 19' Boston Whaler in mirror calm water in San Pablo Bay. The were fishing out by the pump house when they claim to have fowled there prop with anchor line which pulled transom under swamping the Whaler which emediatly rolled putting both in 55 deg water without life jackets. They were both standing on bottom of the Whaler when we spotted the from a couple miles off. It was a cold Feb with nights in the 20's. They were already very cold with uncontrollable shaking. My point being that even the venerable unsinkable Whaler can be capsized in perfect water.
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