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    Here's a few more pics from T-Day, note the sand bar in front of the jetty at a pretty high tide, that's very different.
    And south of the inlet the beach is all but gone. Many of the north most homes had water in their yards & pools. The last one had the ocean cut through and blow out his seawall on the inside of Hillsboro Bay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishpie View Post
    I have to agree, freakish.
    Cats are very stable craft...up to the point that they aren't....
    I'd rather be on a cat than some of the other dive boats that use that inlet.
    I was wondering about the shape of the craft. The vessels I've worked off have always been mono-hulls, deep V or just big big. That is the inlet closest to my house so we use it regularly, what I have is a small 23' mono-haul. I've lost count of many times I've gone under the bridge, look out and just turn around because it looked like it wasn't going to be any fun.

    But I've also heard cats are very stable, now looking at the vessel upside side down, the twin hulls are flat just a couple of feet bellow the water line. Is this a real Cat? to me it looks more like a modified pontoon vessel, I've seen smaller cats on trailers with hulls shaped like V's, I would say THOSE are very stable.

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    Boat capsized in pompano beach?

    According to the website for Corinthian, their 45' vessel hull draft is just 10" (not including the lower units on the outboards). Combined with the beam, in my experience, these vessels are generally very stable.


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    Boat capsized in pompano beach?

    What a tragedy.

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    Ana, they're sorta like giant pontoon boats, with fiberglass pontoons.

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    Nina Poppelsdorf, 41, died when the 45-foot Coral Princess catamaran dive boat was slammed by a rogue wave, causing the boat to capsize. Poppelsdorf was visiting South Florida from New Mexico with her nephew.
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    Authorities identified her as 54-year-old Nina Poppelsdorf. Medics pronounced her dead a short time after she was rushed to the hospital, said Dani Moschella, a Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.
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    This is a copy of a very similar incident that happened in Baltimore in 2004. It completely rewrote the rules for performing stability tests on pontoon boats, and indeed, caused the Coast Guard to reevaluate the weight of Americans, effecting the stability calculations of all inspected vessels. The Lady D was significantly smaller than the vessel in question, but didn't carry the dive gear, either. US rules state that, for every diver you have on board, you must reduce the number of passengers by 1/2, as they assume each diver carries 92.5 lbs of gear.

    http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2006/MAR0601.pdf

    One of the things that can happen to pontoon boats that don't happen to true catamarans or monohulls is that if the boat is in a following sea, it lifts the stern and buries the front of ONE pontoon. If both pontoons bury, there is enough reserve buoyancy to bring them both back afloat. In the case of one pontoon pitch poling, though, the pontoon wants to keep heading down. Anyone who has pitch polled a hobie cat can attest. Keep the pontoon on the surface, life is good, but let it go under just a little bit and it's bad. A true catamaran has hull between the hulls, so even if you bury one side, the deeper you go, the more buoyancy is generated. With a pontoon boat, there is a platform between the hulls, and if you get it in the water, it works to drive the pontoon even deeper.

    I wasn't there, so I can't comment on specifics, but I'd guess that they took a following wave not exactly on the stern. It raised the stern, but not squarely, pitch poling the boat.
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    Boat capsized in pompano beach?

    I've never driven a Corinthian, never driven a boat of any kind through Hillsboro Inlet, and don't know how big the swell was down there that day. I do know that the coast guard doesn't wrap up investigations with "it was an unavoidable accident" too much, and I'll bet a Klondike bar that the captain will be crucified. I don't know the guy, but I'm sure he's suffering enough all by himself. My heart goes out to him and the victim's family, I'm sure there's a lot of pain on both sides of that fence.
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    Other than they were released, is there any more word on the other divers initially transported to the hospital?
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    Boat capsized in pompano beach?

    Bill, I was told all have been released but that was from someone who was onboard yesterday who was talking to frank.


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