Chicago Yacht Rescue

aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 1,408Member ✭✭✭✭
WoW!!!! So close to help and there's not much they can do!


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  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 743Member ✭✭✭
    I assume loss of power cause the situation 
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 5,941Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    BRUTAL! At least if it was a Rinker the hull would be okay! :-) Bloody expensive boat too!
  • F1100F1100 Lake SimcoePosts: 166Member ✭✭
    OUCH

    1993 300 FIESTA VEE TWIN 5.7L ALPHA GEN 2
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,678Member ✭✭✭✭
    Why did the not try to pull the bow towards the waves instead of watch it beat against the side?
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 743Member ✭✭✭
    That boat is no joke to just handle like that 
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 3,847Member, Moderator mod
    Crazy! We were in a similar situation a year ago, not quite as bad of course, but it was bad enough that the hardtop was less than a foot of hitting the top if a piling at a wall. There were 3 of us, all inserting doubled up fenders every wave after they popped out. Finally got the first boat the nerve to move (when sunlight appeared, it was most of the night), then us other two were able to move. I had pictures in my mind I exactly this.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,305Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Diesels would have plowed right out of there. LOL
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 743Member ✭✭✭
    I bet that thing had diesels bigger then your boat 
  • skennellyskennelly ChicagoPosts: 624Member ✭✭✭
    Wonder when this was...I heard nothing about it.
    2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3
  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 4,010Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    1 year ago

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,338Moderator mod
    Why were they out in that mess to begin with???????

    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 4,010Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just another day on Lake Michigan.  Weather and lake conditions can change fast.  People get caught in it all the time.  Failure to monitor conditions. 

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • skennellyskennelly ChicagoPosts: 624Member ✭✭✭
    I sit at the dock when small craft advisors are issued and yet I see boats leaving with people on the bow all the time.  Doesn't seem to deter them
    2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 5,941Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @skennelly, I did the same thing too and that was with an EC 360 with 8.2 Mags and B lll X drives that weighed almost 9 tons - yet I saw small cruisers going out with IMO too many people on board and kids on the bow rails. There seem to be a lot of people in the "stupid club".
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,338Moderator mod
    skennelly said:
    I sit at the dock when small craft advisors are issued and yet I see boats leaving with people on the bow all the time.  Doesn't seem to deter them
    That's my point. With all the cell phones and electronics on boat that gives weather forecasts and warnings no body should get stuck in that kind of a mess. People just dont give a rat's a$$ and take too many chances.......... Just say'n.
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 4,010Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wait till Monday here. Forecasting upto 9' waves. Some tool will wander out on their boat or go swimming.  

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • skennellyskennelly ChicagoPosts: 624Member ✭✭✭
    This past week in Chicago they issued a swim ban...so what happens?  Husband and wife decide to go for a dip in the evening.  Wife made it alive...husband did not and I'm not sure they found him yet.
    2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3
  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 4,010Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Almost every weekend we lose a few.  

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • Yachtsman1304Yachtsman1304 Manistee, MIPosts: 14Member ✭✭
    Chainsaws, power saws, and the Great Lakes.  Three things that I have a very VERY healthy respect for.  This video is perfect example why.
    2002 FV 270, Mercruiser Mag 350, Bravo III, Manistee, MI
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