Post By: rebelsportsmanl Posted: 6/17/2012 12:47:33 PM Points: 510
i fished clear creek this morning and there was a boat upside down tied off to the shore. 2 guys i talked to said it sunk yesterday. it was around 18' fiberglass. i would like to know the story behind it as i don't think that lake gets rough enough to just turn it over.
Found out the story on the boat. Owners messed with it for 2 hours on the boat dock and finally got it running. Took it out driving around and it quit and started taking water. There was a family on there and they starting calling out for help. Another boat went and got the family off of it. Tied a rope and started towing it back to shore. Half way back it filled all the way up and filled over. The family left and never came back to get the boat. Investigation showed it was registered to a man who had passed away several years ago. DOW pulled it out and have it over at the storage area as you come into Buena vista. My guess is they left it because it would cost more to get it out then what it is worth. It took DOW and a towing company about 2.5 hrs to get it winched out. Nobody got hurt. This info was from a person that was present for it- not me..
Reply by: Ajax5240 Posted: 6/27/2012 10:43:47 AM Points: 105
Amazing how important the PLUG is... And how irresponsible some people are, that is a lot of gas and oil to dump into a lake because you don't test things on a hose at home first... Bad trip to bring the family on...
Reply by: albow Posted: 6/27/2012 11:25:30 AM Points: 154
Well, stuff happens. Sometimes you test a motor and it runs fine at home in a trashcan, then not so well at the lake. Not legal to take a non-registered boat out though, guess that would explain why it's now abandoned. . .Wonder who gets it now? Could be a good project for somebody.
With a fiberglass boat you can go around underneath and usually find some scratches to patch, eventually take care of most of the leaks. Helps to install a bilge pump in an older boat also. Any boat I've ever had leaks some and an electric bilge pump sure beats bailing!