SV Seeker

LiquidSun

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Just can't get over how the guy has such a smug imbecile expression in every shot
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epoxypete

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Drone Pilot discovers Seeker oil slick, and reports to USCG. Perhaps Doug's trick of refueling from barrels in a dinghy went wrong (predictably). Maybe his outboard finally took a shit on him after his 'no oil' break in procedure.

Oil slick appears to lead to a dock Dug is using for his red tender.

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Captain Crunch has come up with a cockamamie story about his hydraulic oil running along the sole to find its way out through the washing machine drain hole . However, unless there are some interesting currents in his anchorage, it is curious how the oil actually appears to leave a trail behind Sv/Stinker and terminating near one of the quays at the top of the picture.
Any place I've seen fuel spills from anchored or even docked pleasure craft, particularly in bays and coves, the sheen tends to float all around the boat leaking the fuel. Never leaving a trail.
 

Cardude

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Captain Crunch has come up with a cockamamie story about his hydraulic oil running along the sole to find its way out through the washing machine drain hole . However, unless there are some interesting currents in his anchorage, it is curious how the oil actually appears to leave a trail behind Sv/Stinker and terminating near one of the quays at the top of the picture.
Any place I've seen fuel spills from anchored or even docked pleasure craft, particularly in bays and coves, the sheen tends to float all around the boat leaking the fuel. Never leaving a trail.
Do you think it was from hauling that big barrel of diesel on the plastic tender maybe? Does he still fill up like that or get fuel from a fuel dock like a regular person?
 

fukupananvil

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Do you think it was from hauling that big barrel of diesel on the plastic tender maybe? Does he still fill up like that or get fuel from a fuel dock like a regular person?
So much to learn here: Narcism, Dunning-Kruger, oil slick paths, toilet plumbing, boat stability to name a few. Anybody know where the camera crew is?
 

Raz'r

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Ah. Um. Well.

I had no idea that the pilothouse roof overhung the side of the boat. That's very unique in all of boat building. Don't think I've ever seen it done before (for obvious reasons)
Maybe he got some ideas from the Vasa

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epoxypete

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Do you think it was from hauling that big barrel of diesel on the plastic tender maybe? Does he still fill up like that or get fuel from a fuel dock like a regular person?
I suppose with that guy, almost anything is possible. However, after taking a quick scan around the anchorage, it is not clear to me that whatever fuel dock installations may exist, could accommodate Sv/Stinker with its draft and/or maneuverability issues. Furthermore, as he apparently has not moved, other than being slowly dragged around at anchor, I am not certain he has had to start his main engine. I am not aware of other engines he may or may not have on board.
 

Rasputin22

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I suppose with that guy, almost anything is possible. However, after taking a quick scan around the anchorage, it is not clear to me that whatever fuel dock installations may exist, could accommodate Sv/Stinker with its draft and/or maneuverability issues. Furthermore, as he apparently has not moved, other than being slowly dragged around at anchor, I am not certain he has had to start his main engine. I am not aware of other engines he may or may not have on board.
There is a marina (Bear Point) due south of Seekers position probably less than a mile. They have fuel at the dock (and waste disposal) but I doubt that Doug could squeeze into the narrow channel. However, less that 3 miles west is the newest and best full service marina (Barber's Marina) that has a straightforward approach to the fuel dock that a Mega Yacht can and has been able to fuel up. However Doug is probably buying untaxed Ag fuel at one of the nearby farms and trucking it in barrels to the dinghy and transferring out to the boat. I doubt he has needed any fuel since New Orleans though. I love how he is having pizza delivered to the boat from Pirates Cove, good pizza too!

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epoxypete

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There is a marina (Bear Point) due south of Seekers position probably less than a mile. They have fuel at the dock (and waste disposal) but I doubt that Doug could squeeze into the narrow channel. However, less that 3 miles west is the newest and best full service marina (Barber's Marina) that has a straightforward approach to the fuel dock that a Mega Yacht can and has been able to fuel up. However Doug is probably buying untaxed Ag fuel at one of the nearby farms and trucking it in barrels to the dinghy and transferring out to the boat. I doubt he has needed any fuel since New Orleans though. I love how he is having pizza delivered to the boat from Pirates Cove, good pizza too!

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And just as I was beginning to wonder what to have for lunch, up pops this wonderfully easy, and delightfully appealing combo! Thanks for meal suggestion and the details regarding Duggs fueling options..:D
 
Captain Crunch has come up with a cockamamie story about his hydraulic oil running along the sole to find its way out through the washing machine drain hole . However, unless there are some interesting currents in his anchorage, it is curious how the oil actually appears to leave a trail behind Sv/Stinker and terminating near one of the quays at the top of the picture.
Any place I've seen fuel spills from anchored or even docked pleasure craft, particularly in bays and coves, the sheen tends to float all around the boat leaking the fuel. Never leaving a trail.
So did the Coast Guard actually board the vessel? Wonder what they thought they were looking at?


Oh, and extra points for getting a cockamamie reference in there 😊
 
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Cardude

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I suppose with that guy, almost anything is possible. However, after taking a quick scan around the anchorage, it is not clear to me that whatever fuel dock installations may exist, could accommodate Sv/Stinker with its draft and/or maneuverability issues. Furthermore, as he apparently has not moved, other than being slowly dragged around at anchor, I am not certain he has had to start his main engine. I am not aware of other engines he may or may not have on board.
Oh yeah, I forgot he has to use the plastic tender to turn the bow in tight situations. 🤣
 

toddster

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I was bemused to see that the Yanmar manual has a couple of pages on how to handle barrels of fuel - it seems to assume that's how you'll do it.

We had some small but alarming looking fuel slicks in my last marina when the fall rains started. I think they were washing out of the parking lot, but they snaked around on the water in weird ways. Wind-driven I think.

(My second guess was that some old derelict had a worn-out deck plate that let water in and trickled fuel out through a vent. But none could be pinpointed.)
 

kent_island_sailor

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I was bemused to see that the Yanmar manual has a couple of pages on how to handle barrels of fuel - it seems to assume that's how you'll do it.

We had some small but alarming looking fuel slicks in my last marina when the fall rains started. I think they were washing out of the parking lot, but they snaked around on the water in weird ways. Wind-driven I think.

(My second guess was that some old derelict had a worn-out deck plate that let water in and trickled fuel out through a vent. But none could be pinpointed.)
One pint of fuel will make an incredibly large slick. At my marina we had a slick for weeks from what seemed to be an ancient oil tank that somehow got buried UNDER the marina when it was dredged out.
 

Sail4beer

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Quick recap. He leaked hydraulic fluid from an open pressure line for the winch and was raising the sail and the fluid leaked down and out unnoticed.Duh, of course. It wasn’t fuel, etc. Nothing to do with refueling with the Whaley.
 

SPatton

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This thread is a wild read.

Many people here predict disaster at every turn. When disaster doesn't happen, they confidently predict disaster for the next stage. When that doesn't happen . . .

There's a certain sort of human who just can't stand seeing people accomplish things.

Very strange.
 

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