Sinking boat

This is over a week. Deisle pissing out. Oil slick for miles.

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Rusty treasures ?

Mon, 2019-06-17 20:13

 Gee theres some floating turds in that area isnt there? 

 Oh thats right rust and weathered patina is the in thing A.T.M.

 I have seen another larger white rusty craft in that area , and I beliveve its breaking the laws of physics by floating.

 

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 Looks like time ran out for

Mon, 2019-06-17 20:33

 Looks like time ran out for Timeless...

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Agree

Mon, 2019-06-17 20:33

Sad. Guy must work away maybe?. Been slowly sinking for over a week. On bottom now motor everything will be stuffed. Plenty off good snapper wrecks or dive wrecks in area.

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Shame to see that

Mon, 2019-06-17 23:14

Timeless was quite a good Rotto boat and used to be owned by my father in law (now deceased rip) 

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Moored boats become neglected

Tue, 2019-06-18 07:45

 They are expensive to keep up, people can't afford it, or their health is suffering, can't get out to look at it, no-one else helps...sad but true. I always try to steer people new to boating away from mooored boats when they are looking at them, for those reasons. You can't sink something on a trailer...larger boats on moorings are the proverbial hole in the ocean, which you try to fill with  money.

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 Yep- I was out there

Tue, 2019-06-18 08:44

 Yep- I was out there squidding yesterday, and could smell diesel,and I could see the diesel slick on the water. I was quiet a distance from that boat.

Moved away from the area!

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Steel hull, sat in the water

Tue, 2019-06-18 13:10

Steel hull, sat in the water with out maintenance..... what could possibly go wrong
I would have thought the council/dept of marine and harbours would be on to that - should not be allowed to sit their bleeding out oil and fuel

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 I would of thought that as

Tue, 2019-06-18 13:15

 I would of thought that as well...but it is Rockingham! lol

The "wheels turns slowly" down here......

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DOT will engage commercial

Tue, 2019-06-18 14:36

DOT will engage commercial operators to salvage the vessel and then attempt to recover costs from the owner is the way it normally works. Preferably quicker than what is happening in this situtation 

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inboard/outboard are trouble..

Tue, 2019-06-18 13:16

 The seals around the outboard/transom are usually just a rubber type fabric and they perish.. A little leak lets in a little water for a long time and the back of the boat settles deeper.  More water pressure on the seal... a bigger leak and down she goes.

 

This happened to my mates 32ft Skippercraft but luckily we were away on a trip and saw it getting lower in the water.

 

Got her back to shore PDQ and on the trailer b4 disaster happened.

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lots of scenarios but the

Tue, 2019-06-18 13:46

lots of scenarios but the most likely would be the batteries died - solar panels trickle charging batteries cause lead acid to bubble - over time the bubbling causes the acid to evaporate until the battery is no longer effective - slow leak or that heavy rain fills boat, once a skin fitting or exhaust is below water line its all over pretty quick....

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  Sounds simmilar to the

Thu, 2019-06-27 18:15

  Sounds simmilar to the seals around the prop shafts (stuffing box) on the shaft driven boats.Cheap and easy fixes,but they will sink a boat for sure if left to fail.

 

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I used to salvage these

Tue, 2019-06-18 20:46

I used to salvage these things all the time a couple of air bags and throw in a pump and she’ll be up in a jiffy 

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I hope so

Tue, 2019-06-18 23:42

Id hate to see a boat that I have good memories of come to an end like this. 

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 its a shame to see an old

Wed, 2019-06-19 17:22

 its a shame to see an old tub like that . hope it gets resurected before its stuffed

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would have been the

Thu, 2019-06-20 15:07

 extra ton of bird crap on it that sunk it .I have a laugh every time I drove past it as to how much crap was on it 

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Fair few out there

Thu, 2019-06-20 17:24

Where you hold your Breath as you drive past .

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Does anyone know

Thu, 2019-06-27 17:21

Does anyone know if timeless was raised before this latest stormy weather set in. Rockingham is notorious for having boats washed a shore when the weather gets a bit gnarly.

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Fully down

Fri, 2019-06-28 07:37

Still there . It s still moored.

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  bit slow to late. 

Sun, 2019-06-30 16:46

  bit slow to late.