Well to get back to a reason for sinking and hull failure dicussion. I have already posted my idea of what caused the failure and why, but I had an idea last night and this is it. Lets give Bertram the benifit of a doubt and say the boat did hit something, and i have the perfect canadiate for it to hit, Are you ready for this, you sure A SEATURTLE ! That would be the most probable thing that they have could hit out there. I know because i have drove over 2 of them on seperate occasions and killed them in the Gulf of Mexico.I did not hit them with the boat but the prop definitely hit them because there was a pool of blood behind me like a bomb had dropped.And i have had near misses with i would say 20 of them over the years. So back to the collision idea. That area on the port bow looks to Bertram and some others as if that is a point of collision and it does, but i think it is just a spot that perhaps had more layers of cloth in it and tore a little harder than the rest of the bow or is remants of the liner from the anchor well we are seeing . Anyways lets say the boat came down into a wave trough and struck a 300 pound Seaturtle surfacing , This is highly possible. So the hard shell penetrates the skin of the port bow down to the core and the captain and crew don't hear the collision happen and continue to speed along. So now we have the water pressure driving up into the raw core and slowly delamanating the forward section.If that did happen the boat would have failed on just the port side as that was the only side that was breached.There is no way the core failure is going to work its way around to the starboard bow.Actaully the failure would have worked its way all the down the port side as the water pressure slowly peels the outerskin off kind of like the yellow Bertrams .So what i am getting at is if this scenario had taken place that boat should have continued along with the deck in place until the port bow and side area failed and the vessel started taking on water. While we are on that taking on water subject i assume this boat had high water bilge alarms and lights on the bridge. But the problem with all this is this was not a slow delamanation caused by a collision and the boat did not come to a stop with a big gapping hole in the port side and the deck still intact. The boat went into a wave trough and the forward hull section folded in and back and the redirected water shot up under the already loose deck and blew it back till it failed and the boat came to a sudden stop . The main event that caused this catastrophic hull failure was the deck coming unbonded from the hull plain and simple.This could have been hors before but that is the root of the problem. The 2nd failure in the equation is a thin cored hull that could not take the pressure of thousands of pounds of water pressure without the support of the deck. If you look at the video it shows a equal amount of damage to the hull on each side.If the port side was compromised at all from a collision the port side would have sustained the majority of the damage. But no the whole boat imploded equaly because the failure from the deck bond failing allowed the hull to implode equally all around which in a way is still odd because who is to say it was running perfectly perpendicular to the waves at the time of failure. If they were quartering the waves one side would have recieved the brunt of the damage. Well just something i had on my mind.