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Scary, boats capsizing compilation

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Created by Trek A week ago, 13 Jul 2019
Trek
NSW, 853 posts
13 Jul 2019 10:35AM
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Shanty
QLD, 408 posts
13 Jul 2019 10:55AM
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Thanks for that trek interesting to watch anyway.

1. Jesus Christ I hope no one was in that boat.
2. Boat crossing bar, why did he keep the power on ? So he didn't get pooped or loose steerage?
3. I was looking for this clip the other day. That was near Moreton island wasn't it? Looks to be a spacesailer 27?
4. What the f_ck am I watching.

2.30 video, wow that is scary.
3.10 video. What happend
3.55 all I can do is laugh at that.

Datawiz
VIC, 503 posts
13 Jul 2019 1:19PM
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Sometimes I just shake my head at how some people seem to have no idea of the possible consequences of the things they do - and the risks they are subjecting others to....

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1673 posts
13 Jul 2019 5:30PM
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Thanks Trek!
Clicking on a link on the end of that vid brought up this little beauty!
Not a capsize per se, but have a look at 1:10 for how close a gent comes to getting killed by a boom .
Looks like an X-41.
Edit: sorry, X-35 on the sail.

southace
QLD, 4058 posts
13 Jul 2019 5:39PM
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I felt this post was a bit uncalled for after what happend this week?

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1673 posts
13 Jul 2019 5:43PM
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southace said..
I felt this post was a bit uncalled for after what happend this week?


? Sorry Southace, didn't intend to be uncaring.

southace
QLD, 4058 posts
13 Jul 2019 5:55PM
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shaggybaxter said..

southace said..
I felt this post was a bit uncalled for after what happend this week?



? Sorry Southace, didn't intend to be uncaring.


I'm talking about the topic in general not just your post shaggy, I just thought the timing to post a boat capsize compilation was a bit uncalled for a couple of days after 3 people lost there lives in a similar disaster. Like when a plane crashes you don't post compilation of worst crashes? Or Maybe you do ?

Trek
NSW, 853 posts
13 Jul 2019 9:32PM
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Somewhere in the world every kind of disaster is happening. Does that mean we'd better shut down communication on everything? Let's see, better not discuss earthquakes, car accidents, global starvation, HIV in Africa, fires, quite right plane crashes, cancer deaths, mining accidents, rohingas, abuse in nursing homes, homelessness, global warming.

southace
QLD, 4058 posts
13 Jul 2019 9:46PM
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Trek said..
Somewhere in the world every kind of disaster is happening. Does that mean we'd better shut down communication on everything? Let's see, better not discuss earthquakes, car accidents, global starvation, HIV in Africa, fires, quite right plane crashes, cancer deaths, mining accidents, rihingas, abuse in nursing homes, homelessness, global warming.
On the contrary a huge discussion about a disaster is the right thing to do. Not hiding ones politically correct head in the sand.


It was only 2 days after a catamaran tripped or flipped in Australian waters killing 3 it made world news and forums on Facebook I view blew out! With comments, Not really a good post to show all those stupid moves that could involve fatalities .that was my first opinion anyway.

Trek
NSW, 853 posts
13 Jul 2019 10:18PM
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Southace I appreciate your point. But direct your comments to the thread about the accident where dozens posted uninvited theories about something they knew nothing about because they were not there! Now that is disrespectful. This thread was completely unrelated to that accident until you related it and it should stay that way!

southace
QLD, 4058 posts
13 Jul 2019 10:24PM
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Southace I appreciate your point. But direct your comments to the thread about the accident where dozens posted uninvited theories about something they knew nothing about because they were not there! Now that is disrespectful. This thread was completely unrelated to that accident until you related it and it should stay that way!

People are looking for awnsers ,if it's unrelated that's fair enough it was just bad timing ,

troubadour
NSW, 111 posts
14 Jul 2019 10:20AM
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Very poor timing

Trek
NSW, 853 posts
14 Jul 2019 4:27PM
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Very poor timing









There is a boat disaster nearly every day. Google it. When is it OK to post about boat disasters then? How many days do we wait? Are you in charge of that? We would actually never be able to post because there always is one and another. What about car accidents. There was a big one today. Does that mean we cant post about car accidents? Thats ridiculous.

Like I said, this thread is unrelated to any previous, unless you want to relate it. Target your comments on those who are commenting on the tragedy with no knowledge whatsoever of what happened because they were not there. Not an unrelated post.

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1673 posts
15 Jul 2019 2:59AM
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Hi Trek,
I always learn stuff from these videos, so thanks. This was my random thoughts while watching;

Boat 1: Tsunami maybe? Nothing to see here, move along, that one had anyone's number.
Boat 2. Slowing down and letting the wave catch you doesn't appear to be a winning move. Something looked wrong, loss of drive or he buttoned off maybe?
Boat 3. Classic lee shore. Maybe touched on a sandbank and got knocked down, but regardless, you need to have multiple systems fail to end up here. No power, or not enough, from either the engine or sail to get off the beach. Have a sail always ready to hoist, look twice for ropes over the side before starting engine, have a bailout plan before approaching a lee shore.
Boat 4. The reason why SAR professionals always freak out over people combining good intentions, a lack of training and rescue attempts. The power of running water is immense, so make sure you are carrying your knife on you at night in case you go over still tethered, you won't live long getting dragged at even 6-10 knots. .
Boat 5. The class that Olympic sailors go to be humbled, the mighty Figaro, renowned as the toughest competition in sailing. That's normal day at the office, so no lessons to be learnt except they are all utterly mad. They're wee rudders just like mine, so keeping the bow up is pretty important (Lydia's words on gaining the title for coming the closest to ventilating the rudders on the Pogo, after me forgetting to take weight out of the bow)
Boat 6. After I get my rocket scientist degree I would still have no clue how to get it off the dock. I'd hazard a guess at gear failure as the kiwis are inhumanly good at foiling. Through to the keeper.
Boat 7. With no way on in a surf break, everyone's attention distracted on the wrong things, the wave just bookended the skipper errors. Keep your eyes out of the boat.
Boat 8. No comment.
Boat 9. No comment. I would guess they are run down?
Boat 10. Adrenaline and horespower allowing the lizard brain to take over. Just needed to back off, boat is airborne the moment it leaves the edge of the wake, and exacerbated by bad trim from the oversized donk out on an end. Almost pre-ordained that one.
Boat 11. Too much throttle over the hump? Too little weight forrard? Too lightweight a boat for the swell?

In the X35 vid; I'm trying to work out if there is a gybe preventer, or brake? Booms are very good at turning idyllic days out into bad days. When I'm motoring the boom is lashed tight so it can't sway more than an inch or so after a few close calls with people heads. A swaying boom can really hurt, let alone one falling from 5 or 6m of height.

If I get a chance, I'd much rather broach/crash a boat than gybe/crash one any day. For monohulls a broach isn't all that bad, unless it happens at really high speed where centrifugal force then makes everything go wrong all by itself.



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