TimBrown

This was a really bad day for someone

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Was driving home from work and saw this near the Navy Pier in Chicago. I feel sorry for the guy. 

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But, on a more positive note, Buckingham fountain was really pretty tonight!

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1 hour ago, PerthWA said:

May be he was just washing the inside of the boat???

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2 hours ago, Jjlai724 said:

Oh that is not good.  I'm sure he has a healthy insurance policy on it.  

That may be why it went down.......

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As suggested by the Coast Guard...you think he has a bucket to bail it out?

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Someone forgot to add the foam to the boat ?   Navy seal insertion boat ? 

He will get a ticket. No night lights are on .

Oh well.

Still very sad. To see that boat sunk.

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I am curious what happened. This is a harbor area.

I wonder if he hit something out on the lake or had a catastrophic failure and was trying to make it in but could quite get to a dock? 

This is also an area where people rent what they call "cans" to tie up. The slips at the docks have electricity, but of course the cans don't. He could have been tied up for a couple of weeks or longer and not used the boat. Might have had a bit of a leak and run the batteries down until his bilge pump quit. At the dock, everyone is hooked up to shore power so it's not as much of a worry. 

This morning as I was heading south on Lakeshore Drive I noticed three salvage boats around it working. 

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That's what it looked like to me.  I see a number of mooring balls in the foreground, making that look like a mooring field.  I wonder if the boat was attached to one of the mooring balls, and the bilge pumps stopped working.

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That was my guess, a moored boat that the batteries went dead and bilge pumps stopped. It looks like the type of boat that has inboards, so a packing seal developed a leak would be a guess. Not a really good boat to be on a mooring.

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