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  1. BANG!!!  What was that?

    BANG! What Was That? WE ARE SINKING!!!

    We just ended our Lake Powell vacation 4 days early due to boat failure of epic proportions. We are however very very lucky our failure occurred 500 yards out of the Wahweep marina...or we would have had a potential life threatening situation on our hands. The day before we were 45.5 miles up lake in steep canyons with no radio coverage so we are truly blessed. That emphasized, can anyone explain to me how a mechanical drive system failure could fully compromise my boats integrity? When the drive system "exploded " I was driving straight at 16.5 mph...my daughter fell off the skurfer and I lifted on the throttle and BANG GRIND CRUNCH BANG shutdown...WTF...lift the engine cover and see water pouring into the stern of the boat thru the outdrive. From later inspection when safe on the dock the entire drive houing that mounts to the transom was shredded internally....will know more when they get it apart next month...I suspect the U Joint exploded...no noise. No warning. No real load...what a bummer. Whats most disturbing was the catastrophic damage created. We were going down...30 min tops...thankfully National Park Service saved the day...special thanks to Nick and his team up there at Lake Powell. Anyone ever heard of such a thing?