Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 19 September 2011, 17:46   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Plymouth
Length: 10m +
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 357
What happens when a cradle fails.....

Interesting site at Plymouth Yacht Haven today. Looks like the cradle collapsed, leaving 40 tons of yacht on its side!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	challenge72.jpg
Views:	657
Size:	41.2 KB
ID:	62714  
__________________

__________________
South West Boat Transport
Professional Boat Transport across England, Wales, Scotland, Europe & Scandinavia. Any boat up to 50ft.
http://www.boat-transportation.co.uk
SW Boat Transport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 September 2011, 18:09   #2
Member
 
Crusher's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Bubbas Bouy
Length: 7m +
Engine: Mercruiser
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 626
RIBase
Ooops!

Interesting insurance claim to follow I would think........

Sent from my iPhone using Rib.net
__________________

__________________
Crusher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 September 2011, 02:45   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Ayrshire
Boat name: Raven
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150 suzuki
MMSI: 235040525
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 653
Something is not quite right in my eyes with that;

1)It looks like the yacht would have needed to be positioned on the hard, so close to the operational area of the crane, they would not be able to lift boats?

2)The mast is designed to take literally tons strain,not sure it would have broken once let alone twice.....

nope...nothing better to do......
__________________
.
IBWET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 September 2011, 03:56   #4
Member
 
Ruari 29's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Stonehaven
Make: Avon Sea Rider 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: 50Hp Mercury 4' EFI
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 290
Maybe it was a freak wave! Lol ha
__________________
www.CastleCharter.co.uk
Ruari 29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 September 2011, 04:24   #5
Member
 
spartacus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Aberdeenshire
Boat name: Sula
Make: Ribcraft 4.8m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 60hp + aux
MMSI: 235087213
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,268
RIBase
Could be somebody 'borrowed' a few pieces of 4x2 to make an outboard stand?
__________________
Is that with or without VAT?
spartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 September 2011, 04:44   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 60 Clamshell
MMSI: 235068449
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,610
Quote:
Originally Posted by IBWET View Post
Something is not quite right in my eyes with that;

<snip>

2)The mast is designed to take literally tons strain,not sure it would have broken once let alone twice.....
Mind you a mast is also designed to take a distributed load - what you can't see is what it may have hit "off screen"?

Also if it bent once, a few of the stays / spreaders wouldn't be doing their designed job, thus inducing more weakness? They are remarkably bendy when the rigging isn't tight. Watch any of the dingy being rigged. Mast is well floppy until the strain is applied by the jib halliard.
__________________
9D280 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 September 2011, 04:47   #7
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,114
Probably paying someone minimum wage to do a safety critical job! Perhaps expecting them to work way beyond the EU Working Time Directive Limits too so they were fatigued...
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 September 2011, 05:17   #8
Member
 
hamster's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 196
Looks like one of the old 72ft bt challenge yachts. That's a lot of boat to pick up again and repair!

Sent from my iPhone using Rib.net
__________________
Freelance skipper, RYA Powerboat Trainer and Advanced Examiner
hamster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 September 2011, 05:46   #9
Member
 
Zagato's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Make: Avon R280 Tender
Length: under 3m
Engine: Me Rowing!
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 125
Mine slipped in it's cradle last week whilst being hauled out for a survey. A big URRR! came from the watching crowd as the front strap slipped forward up the bow (longkeel boat!) The strap stopped where it should have been placed in the first place The boat dropped by about 4' at the front and stopped just before hitting the hard I did tell them they had the strap in the wrong position but would they li.......!!
__________________
Zagato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 September 2011, 15:05   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: llyn raider
Make: xs
Length: 7m +
Engine: 1 200hp merc
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 211
iv seen a few masts break, they are very strong in the directions they are designed for. and the aluminium tube is actually quite weak, its all triangulation forces by the steel wire stays and spreaders that keep it up. 1 of them gos and its bye bye more often than not. and dent the aluminium and the tube is sicnificantly weakened.
__________________

__________________
andyxs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.