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How wise is it to leave that big door open?

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Pascal, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    This obviously much bigger than any boat I ve owned or run so may be it s perfectly fine...

    But leaving such a huge garage door open in an area open to numerous wakes just doesn't seem very safe. This was on the outside of Miami beach marina facing the channel and yesterday that boat was on south side of the port of Miami which is not wake restricted. On both days I saw the door open over a long period of time with no activity seen inside

    Plus the generator exhaust coming out a few feet away? Maybe hard to see on the pic but steam/exhaust could be seen in front of the opening

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  2. K1W1

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    Hi,

    It will depend what the arrgt is either side of the opening.

    It might be an isolated area between bulkheads that is designed to be able to handle water in there.
  3. Capt J

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    If the doors on the other side are water tight, it's ok to leave it open. But, I still wouldn't think it's too wise to leave it open. If a wave rolled in there, it would still batter the toys......
  4. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I have been tied up next to this yacht at a boatshow and had to ask that the genset be switched to the other side as the fumes were being sucked straight into our AC.
  5. Capt Bill11

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    I'd guess it's a non-issue. Or the captain, and or engineer, would not allow it to be open when the toys are not being launched or retrieved.
  6. Bamboo

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    Assuming they are intelligent, informed and competent.
  7. Capt J

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    +2 I agree wholeheartedly
  8. Capt Bill11

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    That should go without saying. And that is why I didn't.

    Plus on a vessel that size you would hope at least one of the two is. :D
  9. Bamboo

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    We all have seen some seriously dumb moves by people in a position that seriously dumb moves should not be happening now haven't we?
  10. Capt Bill11

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    Call me crazy but I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt once they reach that level until they prove otherwise.

    Not exactly sure where that hotel/condo is located in relation to any traffic that may produce any large wakes (perhaps Pascal could enlighten me). But I bet it would take a large wake to cause any flooding to be concerned with. So again I'm whiling to guess it's a non-issue where is as is.
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    Hi,

    I would guess it was taken at Miami Beach Marina
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    They are
  13. Pascal

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    I m sure it s really a non issue but seeing that big hole about a couple of feet above WL had me wonder

    It was indeed MIami beach marina although the day before they were tied to the south side of dodge island, door open, in a fairly high wake area. Even there on the outside of MBM there are a few idiots that will push a good wake.

    Ken, I believe you were on the inside... Heard you coming in the other day... Welcome back to Miami :)
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    Big holes in the hull... make me nervous can produce goosebumps or leave to hives at time... but some are immune to this affliction... !

    Sort of like the "trip rail" on a J boat in a fair breeze and heavy seas...
  15. Bamboo

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    If that's "your" boat then I agree!


    ... but we only need to look at how marine incidents occur for a short time to come to a conclusion which is at odds with Capt Bill's assumptive view.
  16. Beau

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    May have already been asked. But a photo is a snap in time. How long was the door open?
  17. Pascal

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    On two different days, it was open each time we passed by about an hour apart.
  18. Capt Bill11

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    Perhaps. But I think the odds in this case are on my side that it's OK for the door to be open under those conditions in that area. :D

    Plus Ken seems to know the responsible parties involved and has no qualms about their abilities.
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    It is okay

    Many large yachts have similar arrangements.
    The sections forward and aft will have self closing watertight access doors on an interlock with the hull opening doors.
    It will be impossible to open the hull door(s) with the any of the watertight access doors at each end open.
    Crew will be able to move in and out of the area through the watertight access doors but they will close automatically behind them.
    The space below will also be watertight.
    So in effect the open area is just a platform
    These installations and their operation have to be approved by the classification societies.
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