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Sportfish at Miami Boat Show; Crash & Bash...

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by CaptEvan, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    I'd say 60% of them did.

    It's a Bertram from the mid 2000's. I'm surprised it didn't self destruct or disintegrate. Looks like a 63'.
  2. Beau

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    Hopefully someone from on scene can tell us what the heck happened. In any circumstance, imo, it was improper seamanship to keep moving that boat with power?
  3. Capt Ralph

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    Not me.. Wife will not let me drive anything for another couple of weeks.
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    Wise guy! We can tell you are feeling better....
  5. mapism

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    Can anyone who possibly know that spot figure what the helmsman was aiming at?
    I mean, awful handling aside, based on the video alone, I even struggle to think of a maneuver than could have made any sense!
  6. Seasmaster

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    maybe this RC vessel?:);)
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    Because the "other boats' crews" are protecting their boats from this azzhole, that's why!!! LOL
  8. Capt J

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    Rafted side to side with one of the other boats, so he would have had to come in the opening and then make a 90 degree turn......

    As for the crew on the Bertram in the cockpit, it's hard to know how people will react in a major situation until it happens. Half of the people will freeze and do nothing in a situation. I sure as hell wouldn't be trying to get down the narrow side deck with a fender in hand with the captain on the throttles like that and the sportfish banging around as it's hitting stuff.
  9. Seasmaster

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    Up here at Cocoa Village Marina, I keep seeing "employment opportunities" from a lot of boat owners - makes me want to somehow put up a business model to peddle my 23 years in Merchant Marine as a "ship driver"!!! LOL

    Somehow, going up to a "prospect", and suggesting they could learn how to dock better, would end up in a very loud, "NO", and perhaps a middle-finger salute!! Anyhow, it IS very entertaining to watch.
  10. Beau

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    Could he have been trying to back into that slip? Seems there are a number of people there as if ready to help him in.
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    Sort of looks like he may have originated from a side tie to the blue hull, tried to back off of her (why??), and then struck the dock behind him, never clearing any of the obstacles. I don't see any water patterns that look like shifter issues. This looks completely like driver error (can't be a captain!?) as opposed to boat malfunction. It does appear that he backed himself into quite a mess behind him that resulted in more limited options for evasion. Anyway, he fails epically.
  12. Capt Ralph

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    New boat driver wanted signs will cover the dock side hull Boo Boos.
    Assuming it was a real driver/captain.
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    Was that a real boat driver or worse; An owner?
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    The thought crossed my mind.
  15. rtrafford

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    Well, the event appears to be in the Bahamas given the flags flying.
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    Hard to see but isn’t a that a BVI flag?

    anyway 90% of boaters leave their courtesy flags up after they come back ... it s like showing off that they made it there :) never mind they should have flown a Q flag coming back into us waters
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    In my case I don’t solicit the work it is usually tied into the sale of a boat - or a referral. Interestingly I’ve had quite a few couples hire me because the wife doesn’t want to be taught how to dock the boat by the husband. lol.
  18. rtrafford

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    Probably correct regarding the flag. I don't see anyone else flying colors, and I think I see a US flag in the background on a distant pole. Just can't get my head around the conditions and strategy that would lead to this other than what seems to be too obvious of a mistake for anyone to make.
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    Good observation, maybe that's what he had in mind.
    But with what appear to be a strong Xwind, and the boats in front so close, that strikes me as wishful thinking, even for a half decent helmsman.
    I would have possibly tried only knowing to have very powerful and reliable thruster(s).
    Or even better, some assistance with a small rib from the marina.
    As they say in aviation, a good pilot is the one who uses his superior judgement to avoid situations which require him to use superior flying skills...
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    Then as a Aircraft Pilot, this was a good landing; as he still could walk away..
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