Will sail for food
Not sure how this happened? Maybe a wrong turn and current was too much to overcome? Latest news is boat became disabled and drifted. This is next to Rosevelt Island.
That is not exactly a place you can anchor. The current runs at about 6 knots, and the bottom is scoured to bare rock.Too bad the skipper did not know what an anchor is for.
That is not exactly a place you can anchor. The current runs at about 6 knots, and the bottom is scoured to bare rock.
People talk about Hellgate, but the current alongside Roosevelt Island, not far from Hellgate, is worse.
I've seen 6' (2m) standing waves there, and my 34' powerboat with 420 hp was only making about 4 kt over the bottom at a throttle setting that normally gives me 10 kt+ over the bottom.
It looks like this boat wasn't even close to clearing the bridge, whose clearance marked on the chart.
he obviously didn't have the new anchor rode app ....
Clearance is 40 feet when down, and 99 feet when up.Looks like a lift bridge to allow taller boats, but it appears that tall mast would probably be too much for even the fully lifted span??
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That is the word on the street.Perhaps engine failure and the current swept the boat into the bridge
wiche bridge ist that?
This is between Roosevelt Island and Queens? Can't say I've ever tried to transit that side, especially with a sailboat. More than enough vertical clearance on the western side of Roosevelt Island.