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Old    Nate Christian (ride152)      Join Date: Nov 2005       09-08-2011, 2:47 PM Reply   
A crew of us went to Norris Lake to houseboat over Labor day weekend and saw (pictured) Malibu beached on our way in Monday.

Does anyone know the details of this? We are all hoping the owner/crew is OK..... Due to how far on shore he is, he must have been cruising.....
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Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-08-2011, 2:52 PM Reply   
Looks like the underwater gear is gone or burried if that is soft ground.
Old    Johnny (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-08-2011, 2:55 PM Reply   
i see his anchor light on the back.... speculating that it happened at night? or they put it on knowing the boat would stay there over night?

does this lakes levels change daily?
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            09-08-2011, 2:58 PM Reply   
In the late summer/fall they lower the lake to prepare for all the snow/water runoff from the mountains if im not mistaken. Been there in summers and fall & its a drastic difference.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-08-2011, 3:13 PM Reply   
The anchor light actually even looks to be on.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       09-08-2011, 3:18 PM Reply   
any vultures around?
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       09-08-2011, 3:19 PM Reply   
Yep they open up that big ole damn and let the water just flow out of that beast come the fall.
Old    Jamie Corvin (Bumpass1)      Join Date: Oct 2010       09-08-2011, 3:42 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruizza View Post
Yep they open up that big ole damn and let the water just flow out of that beast come the fall.
If that is the case, I guess they are pretty much screwed til spring.
Old    Rob (DealsGapCobra)      Join Date: May 2010       09-09-2011, 7:55 AM Reply   
They could have been lowering the level in anticipation of all of the rain we got Monday.

Anyway, that is a bummer for the owner/crew, I can't imagine seeing my boat like that.
Old    Tim (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-09-2011, 8:16 AM Reply   
I now someone who was killed when the boat hit ground and they went out the front and the boat went over them. I always question if I should let my young son ride in the bow at speed with the thought that even unseen debris in the river could launch or bounce him out.
Old    Jman (jmanolinsky)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-12-2011, 10:10 AM Reply   
My money is on they hit shore the night before. Hopefull noone was hurt. Some of the marinas there have live bands and throw down pretty hard on the weekends. It sure isn't the first one to run aground.
Old    Nailem (nailem)      Join Date: Apr 2011       09-12-2011, 6:45 PM Reply   
i was at norris in mid August and water levels we real low. according to guys at the fuel dock much lower than normal. also read that they have received 25% less rain fall than normal and they do lower in fall anyways.

i have to say i love norris lake, people are super friendly and courteous. i want to move there.
Old    Chris Wingate (nautiboy230)      Join Date: Aug 2011       09-12-2011, 7:04 PM Reply   
I know it happened sunday night we were down there it was pouring down rain we passed this point around 7 and it was not there. Our buddies ended up docking up to some random dock bc the rain made it hard to see on there way in the next morning they saw it. They do change the level of the lake toward the end up summer no info on the people on the boat. Hope they are ok !
Old    Bu Coo (brett564)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-13-2011, 1:28 AM Reply   
Seriously?!?!? I've read that last reply1/2 a dozen times now and still I'm not sure what you just said.

OMG I miis Grmr and spl chk...
Old    Rob Flaherty (mc_x15)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-13-2011, 12:24 PM Reply   
I know it happened sunday night. We were down there. It was pouring down rain. We passed this point around 7 and it was not there. Our buddies ended up docking up to some random dock bc the rain made it hard to see. On their way in the next morning they saw it. They do change the level of the lake toward the end up summe. No info on the people on the boat. Hope they are ok !

I mean damn, pretty simple to read IMO. You must be a english teacher or something. lol. Seems like he was just trying to give some info like people have been asking.
Old    Rick Gardner (rgardjr)      Join Date: Jan 2010       09-13-2011, 12:54 PM Reply   
Similar situation in my neck of the woods a few years back ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uqNCyS8qto
Old    Chattwake (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       09-13-2011, 2:35 PM Reply   
That video was AWESOME.
Old    Cory D (cadunkle)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-13-2011, 5:32 PM Reply   
I bet that wasn't cheap.
Old    Chattwake (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       09-14-2011, 6:41 AM Reply   
$2k is what it said in the comments to the video. That's a lot of cash, but I guess when you rent a helicopter to move your boat across a lake, it's to be expected.
Old    Nauti 210 (brett33)      Join Date: Apr 2011       09-14-2011, 7:01 AM Reply   
That seemed quite easy actually. It was probably worth the 2k to just get it out of there quick and not tear anything else up.
Old    Chattwake (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       09-14-2011, 7:50 AM Reply   
Yeah, I'm not sure how else they could have moved it. I guess they could have tried winching it across the mud back to the water, but that probably would have torn something up. Crazy.
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       09-14-2011, 8:05 AM Reply   
I have been involved in a few salvage operations on larger boats of around the 45' class where they were so hard aground that even a full moon high tide wouldn't be enough to get them off. in one case we had a 45' cruisers on an oyster shoal that looked like it was placed there. We jacked it side to side and pulled the rudders, props and shafts and struts. Patched up the holes with plywood and tapered plugs. We then laid down a bunch of 2X8 planks well greased perpendicular to the hull. As the tide came up we jacked her over on her side. At high tide we started to pull ( two large displacement work boats) and off she came. Towed her to the marina, hauled her out and put it all back together after repairing the props. Very little damage. i don't know the total bill but i was well paid. I worked two days according to tide. At low tide she was dry as a bone. You could walk around her without getting your feet wet. I pulled all the gear and tied all the knots and also directed the heave.

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