The hot water shower on my LSV came in super handy yesterday afternoon. A family of four was on their sailboat on Smithville lake north of Kansas City, and it capsized on a bad turn. Two kids 3 and 5 years old and both parents were in the water under and beside boat. We were about 300 yards away surfing when my wife saw it happen. A pontoon got there the same time as us and we plucked the kids out and got hot water going as they were in jeans and sweatshirts soaked in 58° water. The pontoon scooped up the parents and tied off the sailboat so the mast didn't run aground. My surfer was in a wet suit so he jumped in and started grabbing their car keys and wallets. We were able to use the pontoon to flip the sailboat, and then we towed it in with the LSV. Family was OK, the 3 year old girl had a split ear, and a pretty good goose egg on her fore head. Fortunately we had first aid, hot water, dry towels and plenty of tow rope.
Good reminder to keep an eye out for fellow boaters, and always take plenty of tools, rope, first aid, and hot water showers if ya got 'em. Never thought that two weeks after that install I'd be using my shower to warm two purple kids up....
Wish I had thought to snap a few picks once we had the family settled down. Pretty odd sight to see a sailboat upside down.
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Thread: Sailboat Capsize
05-19-2014, 12:55 PM #1
Sailboat Capsize2007 LSV
05-19-2014, 12:57 PM #2
So glad to hear you were there! Poor kids and parents for that matter! Well played sir. Well played.Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.
05-19-2014, 12:58 PM #3
Great job helping out!! That could have been a real bad situation had no one been around!!
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05-19-2014, 01:02 PM #4
Nice job. I've got a beer for you when I see you. Good work!My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
05-19-2014, 01:08 PM #5
Well played! I was just thinking Saturday a hot water shower would be good to install. Was it easy? costly?2006 Mobius LSV
2004 Stingray 190LS - Sold
2013 RAM 2500 Diesel - Tow Rig
05-19-2014, 01:24 PM #6
Good thing you guys were there. Could have been a lot worse.2008 Mobius XLV - SOLD
05-19-2014, 01:25 PM #7
Install was super easy and total was about $190. Newty's thread with my write up is here;
Thanks guys.2007 LSV
05-19-2014, 01:27 PM #8
05-19-2014, 01:29 PM #9
Yeah, it's been amazing so far. We fill our wetsuits with hot water before and after skiing/surfing. Makes all the difference.2007 LSV
05-19-2014, 01:55 PM #10Scott
2007 Mobius LSV with a lot of great upgrades and mods