Were you on your boat this weekend? We stopped by Alamitos on our way back from Newport on Sunday. I saw a 340 Sundancer in the channel like yours.Another Alamitos Bay boater here. We are over in the Marina Pacifica slips behind the Ralph’s shopping center.
Were you on your boat this weekend? We stopped by Alamitos on our way back from Newport on Sunday. I saw a 340 Sundancer in the channel like yours.
We grabbed an end tie and went to the farmers market and then stopped by to check out our new slip. We saw our new CSR neighbors “Dlcable” before heading back to Cabrillo for the last time.
Just saw this on the news. It happened at the Isthmus (Two Harbors). Were any of you there when it happened? Some news was reporting it as a 40ft cabin cruiser while others noted 50ft. One report said it capsized as it sank.
We were not in Catalina this weekend, but I’ve been looking for any updates I can find. It seems it was a 50’ and the deceased was a 65 yr old woman. It sounds like they took on water over night. The reports are really short on details. Haven’t been able to find boat brand info yet.
I ordered a high water alarm this morning. This is a sad a scary deal if you sleep out in your boat.
@Sea to See - I was on my dock last night when one of my dock neighbors returned from Catalina. They were moored 4 boats away from the one that sank. They slept through the actual sinking and yelling that occurred at 4 AM… but when they awoke they were told by one of the eyewitnesses that the boat sank in 90 seconds.
They also said that a local mechanic said that he refused to work on the boat (late model Bayliner) after the owners did not listen to him… And that he told him the boat wasn’t safe. Apparently there were issues with the hoses coming from the seacocks that were bulging out much like an aneurysm bulges out on an artery.
They said that the woman who drowned had helped one of her friends get out through the forward hatch who had a prosthetic leg. But then somehow one of her own legs got tangled in some rope or others debris and she was unable to free her self as the boat sank. The harbormaster ran to get some scuba tanks to try a rescue but by the time he got down to the sunken boat it was only a recovery.
On my boat when the emergency bilge activates there is an alarm that goes off but I realized it’s been a while since I’ve tested it to make sure that it still works… This is a sad reminder…