A simple mistake which could have been more tragic....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PlayDate, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers
    Stuart Brown published a series of photos on Fox today he took that captured the tragedy allegedly last year. What's crazy when you see the photos is the boat did a 360 by itself. I can't tell if the people in the water were on the boat. Allegedly, there were 6 people on board the Waterdog.

    "A tragic boating accident in Florida's Jupiter Inlet shows the dangers of the sea. Thomas Henry, 61, captain of the Waterdog, was caught on film Sept. 3 as waves smash his boat as it crosses a sandbar and knocks the seasoned boat captain around on deck, finally tossing him overboard. Capt. Henry later died from his injuries. Click here to see the dramatic pictures taken by photographer Stuart Brown who witnessed the dramatic events."
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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2019
  2. b_arrington

    b_arrington Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    Oh my God, that's horrible.
     
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  3. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    seat belts save lives.
     
  4. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Last year? A similar accident happened in the same place a decade ago.
     
  5. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Same one. It was 2010 not last year. Tragic in any event.
     
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  6. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers
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  7. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    We should've known it was old by the fact that we're looking at still shots instead of video! Nothing happens now without being videoed and posted by at least 6 people.
     
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  8. El Capitan

    El Capitan Active Member

    396
    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    Jupiter is an inlet that I will never attempt. At one time and maybe still is deemed unnavigable.

    The sandbars are constantly shifting so charts are useless. You have to navigate via dead reckoning but that only helps if you understand how to read the swells, water color, wind direction and tidal flows. You also need a worthy vessel and be skilled in large short duration following seas.

    A recipe for disaster.
     
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  9. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    660
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    It probably wouldn't have helped the captain in this case - but still having a inflatable PFD on is a bit of insurance.
     
  10. tc410

    tc410 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    907
    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    He was dead before he hit the water. Broke his neck on the gunwale when he fell from the bridge.
     
  11. El Capitan

    El Capitan Active Member

    396
    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    Doesn’t that Bertram have a helm station inside cabin?

    That’s where I would have been.
     
  12. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    That's a Garlington. It doesn't actually have a forward facing window - that's just painted.
     

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