Originally Posted by Solent-Salted
Jeez, gutted, how close being able to run her aground?
It was about 500 yards down river when it went down fully & was recovered to the slip by the local river guy who has a big crane mounted on the back of his 35 ft trwaler type boat.
He dragged it to the point where I coud get a line on it & pull with the car.
If the owner had turned left to the river bank, instead of right to a pontoon to drop off passengers he may have saved the whole thing and not dunked both outboards .
About 10m trip to the left would have made a huge differance , but I guess its an easy one to look back on . I'd like to think I'd have run it up the bank and then passengers walk away anyway & the boat is saved too.