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jgraham37128
09-06-2012, 07:52 PM
It was mint right up to Memorial Day 2011. I stayed at a friends lake house last Memorial day weekend, when we arrived the neighbors boat was in another neighbors slip and it didn't look right. Long story short, the night before their dock which had a lift had come apart due to wind. His father asked him to move it to the empty dock that wasn't being used two doors down. The problem was he forgot to tell the son to put the plug in the boat and I guess the bilge worked till the batteries went dead and the rest is history. I never seen them the whole holiday weekend. I guess they decided to do something else rather than even come to the lake. It was hard to look at knowing they had big plans for a big weekend. The great part is he now has a new X55, so not all is bad.

mikeg205
09-06-2012, 07:59 PM
why the hell was the plug out when it was over water unattended...oh this stuff fries me... :D

The smile on the salvage guy is priceless. oh well....

Traxx822
09-06-2012, 08:19 PM
wow, could have been worse though.

Cmpdman
09-06-2012, 08:51 PM
Great reminder. I think we'll all have a visual of that for a while.

mikeg205
09-06-2012, 08:55 PM
Great reminder. I think we'll all have a visual of that for a while.

Threadjack "supercharged engine in your X-55?" - please post pics... or did you already?

Now back to the thread topic... :)

Cmpdman
09-06-2012, 09:15 PM
Threadjack "supercharged engine in your X-55?" - please post pics... or did you already?

Now back to the thread topic... :)

Will post pics when at the marina.

http://www.indmar.com/mobile/engines/indmar/Indmar-6.2L-Supercharged-LSA/Indmar-6.2L-Supercharged-LSA-photos.aspx

Now back to the thread....

Masterfull
09-06-2012, 09:23 PM
Oh man!!! I hate when that happens........ Even to someone else!!

SkiDog
09-06-2012, 09:40 PM
wow, could have been worse though.

Yea, could been in salt water!:D

73blue
09-06-2012, 10:19 PM
The smile on the salvage guy is priceless. oh well....

Of course he's smiling. Around here, boat salvage runs about $250/ft

MC209
09-06-2012, 10:52 PM
thats just a big bummer!

Double D
09-06-2012, 11:35 PM
Yep, I just threw up in my mouth!!!

snork
09-07-2012, 12:00 AM
Oops!!!!

pram
09-07-2012, 12:02 AM
that blows goats

thatsmrmastercraft
09-07-2012, 12:05 AM
that blows goats

That's not exactly how I would have put it, but I would have to agree.

pram
09-07-2012, 12:06 AM
Probably why Double D puked

thatsmrmastercraft
09-07-2012, 12:09 AM
That would do it.

magnum
09-07-2012, 12:47 AM
I thought these boats would float to a certain point with the floatation in them , at least to the rub rail but I guess not ?

TOO-TALL
09-07-2012, 01:54 AM
God that sucks!!

sp00ky
09-07-2012, 04:53 AM
We did that with a 1990 maristar 210 it was interesting because it stopped taking on water well before any tipping point. And direct drive almost stayed completely out of the water. We drained it set it in the sun. Then i swam it to the boat ramp changed fluids and all good except for my camera.

Funny it seemed well engineered to not take on anymore water where neutral buoyancy was a pretty low interior waterline. I guess they aren't building em like that anymore

73blue
09-07-2012, 11:17 AM
Was there any hard ballast in the boat maybe for surfing that would have caused it to roll to port?

AZX45OD
09-07-2012, 11:17 AM
That looks down right creepy. My 07 X30 had the exact same color scheme, so it hits a little too close to home. Where does a boat like this end up? Do they salvage it and get it running again?

thatsmrmastercraft
09-07-2012, 11:21 AM
Do the new boats not advertise level flotation?

hcoog17
09-07-2012, 12:51 PM
The first couple of photos appear to show the boat really deep and rolled over. It got me wondering.....what are the steps bring it up to the surface again?

jgraham37128
09-07-2012, 01:37 PM
It was tied up to only one side of the dock so when it was filling up it caused it to roll. The diver went down and clamped a come along to each side eyes on the back and slowly tileted it back up right. It was so easy I thnk two ski ropes and someone on each side could've got it flipped back level.

I heard it was sold locally for $13,000 by the insurance company. I would've gave them 13,000 for it too. Everything was still there just need drying out and all fluid flushed a couple of times.

JG

thatsmrmastercraft
09-07-2012, 02:11 PM
It was tied up to only one side of the dock so when it was filling up it caused it to roll. The diver went down and clamped a come along to each side eyes on the back and slowly tileted it back up right. It was so easy I thnk two ski ropes and someone on each side could've got it flipped back level.

I heard it was sold locally for $13,000 by the insurance company. I would've gave them 13,000 for it too. Everything was still there just need drying out and all fluid flushed a couple of times.

JG

Not quite as simple as that, but the 13K price tag would be hard to pass up.

broncotw
09-07-2012, 06:25 PM
Just curious -- can a boat such as the first one in this thread (orange X-30), which has been totally submerged be restored? I am sure the electronics and such would be fried.... Are newer boats like this generally totaled by the insurance companies????

ahhudgins
09-07-2012, 07:02 PM
Of course he's smiling. Around here, boat salvage runs about $250/ft


"This here $15 part made me a bunch o' money".


Makes my stomach hurt and it's not even my boat.

snork
09-07-2012, 09:27 PM
look at that clean boat

Redstorm
09-07-2012, 10:03 PM
Don't need to buff the gelcoat!

petermegan
09-07-2012, 10:14 PM
It may be a dumb idea, but is there any reason that manufacturers couldn't engineer a one way valve in to the drain plug area. Something along the lines of a rubber flap that will allow water to drain but but not allow it to enter back through the hull. Would obviously still need a plug for action time on the lake but it may allow enough of a restriction that bilges can keep up and you have a bit of time to see the plug in your cup holder before you go holy ****!!!!! Just a thought?

XtwentyNot
09-07-2012, 10:21 PM
http://www.iboats.com/One-Way-Safety-Drain-Plug-Seasense/dm/view_id.237497


-Jake

TOO-TALL
09-07-2012, 10:22 PM
I'm surprised the person moving the boat didn't see the bildge pump kick on.

clrussell
09-07-2012, 10:28 PM
I'm always thinking to myself "did I put the plug in on the ramp?" havht forget yet... Don't plan on it! Now everytime im at the ramp I'll think of that boat and use it as a reminder!


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XtwentyNot
09-07-2012, 11:01 PM
I'm surprised the person moving the boat didn't see the bildge pump kick on.

X2! Fail.


-Jake

petermegan
09-08-2012, 12:02 AM
http://www.iboats.com/One-Way-Safety-Drain-Plug-Seasense/dm/view_id.237497


-Jake

That is perfect. Well there goes my patent idea!! How come they are not fitted on all boats. I can understand you would not want to rely on them, but what a great idea. Thanks for finding that Jake. Cheers Peter

tph
09-08-2012, 01:46 PM
That is perfect. Well there goes my patent idea!! How come they are not fitted on all boats. I can understand you would not want to rely on them, but what a great idea. Thanks for finding that Jake. Cheers Peter

Looks like it's designed for the transom. I wonder if it would work on the hull bottom...maybe not.

CC2MC
09-08-2012, 03:26 PM
That is such a shame to see that boat completely submerged. I am unsure of the exact build of the MC, but I know they still have more than the required foam flotation in all the hulls of CC boats. Actually, there is not a flotation requirement after 20', but CC has kept that in the build with all models. If provides adequate flotation as well as a quieter ride.

At least insurance paid for most of a new boat. Unfortunately if that happened to me, I would just be SOL as I do not own that nice of a boat, as far as insurance is concerned, but I still love it.

jgraham37128
09-08-2012, 04:11 PM
I'm surprised the person moving the boat didn't see the bildge pump kick on.

me either but I think it was a college kid and it could've been the wind blowing, rain blowing and etc... so he may have been more worried about making it back home versus this boat?

petermegan
09-08-2012, 08:01 PM
Looks like it's designed for the transom. I wonder if it would work on the hull bottom...maybe not.

I think the ball would be made to move vertically, so I assumed the opposite that it was made for mounting in the bottom of the hull. Might buy one just for curiosity. Never know it might save my bacon one day!!

Traxx822
09-08-2012, 08:19 PM
I think the ball would be made to move vertically, so I assumed the opposite that it was made for mounting in the bottom of the hull. Might buy one just for curiosity. Never know it might save my bacon one day!!

off topic ... your reg number is great!

petermegan
09-08-2012, 08:34 PM
???? Was that just sarcasm about my cheapo rego stickers 2000 prostar ????