Oops!...At least it landed in the water

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Sawdust, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Sawdust
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    Sawdust CEO & sweeper

    Clip from a Russian yard putting a luxury yacht into the water...just not they way they had in mind: here

    Stu
     
  2. SamSam
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    No video
     
  3. Sawdust
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    I just tried the link--it worked for me.
    Stu
     
  4. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    The caption claims the restraints gave way.

    It looks to me as though it slipped forward in the slings due to improper placement on the hull.

    OR, the operator could have inadvertantly lowered the forward sling.

    More likely the former which reinforces the importance of sling point location markers on your hull.
     
  5. lewisboats
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    Bet the owner is the one who goes to the left rail and puts his head on his arm. Ouch my wallet!... and where is my lawyer's number!
     
  6. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    looks like its not self righting either.
     

  7. Grey Ghost
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    Video worked fine for me. Not a good endorsement for feeling comfortable with travellift slings ;)
     
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