View Full Version : I know it is not a Donzi, but it is performance

08-13-2012, 02:19 PM
This video was shot this past week end at the 1K Poker Run that ran on the St. Lawrence River.

For those of you not familiar with the boat, MY WAY, it is all of 50 feet and it is a twin turbine powered craft capable of 200+.

I can't be sure, but I think the hull is a Mystic.

None the less, it is worth millions.



08-13-2012, 02:28 PM
WHOA!! Literally.

08-13-2012, 03:02 PM
I suspect those turbines don't slow down instantly either.
I think I'd definately have the hull checked structurally.

08-13-2012, 03:05 PM
a good size chunk of the port side rear is gone...

08-13-2012, 05:33 PM
A short stainer to be sure:propeller:

08-13-2012, 07:28 PM
WOW. Scary ride. I have seen that boat a few times it was very fast, not sure about now. There is a hull at Double R in Orillia that must have gone through a similar accident, all that is left is the starboard side of the hull. It is sobering to see something like that.

08-13-2012, 08:14 PM
Bet they got out ...changed there undie's and headed to church !!!!

08-14-2012, 10:26 AM
Looks like they clipped the wake of the cruiser that was pushing water going the other way.

08-14-2012, 01:04 PM
Yes if you look at the replies to the original video there is another video closer to the cruiser
Cruiser wakes on the st Lawrence can be brutal

08-14-2012, 01:31 PM
This "slid" thru A-Bay with no issues.


08-14-2012, 04:57 PM
I was amazed when I was up there the big freighters and ships did not throw that big of a wake, we all sorta said oh **** in the 16 when we first saw a freighter but the real pain was the 50 foot vikings plowing along at 15 knots throwing up a set of 7 foot rollers

here is the other angle of the my way incident with the sundancer cruiser just passing by, notice at the end of the video the set of rollers come thru and the capt on the video boat has to tell everyone to hold on


08-14-2012, 09:41 PM
I deal with big ships all the time being just a couple miles from the Port of Baltimore. I never really worry about the big ships. Almost no wake comes from them. Its the prop wash (lack of a better term) from the tug boats that will screw with you.

08-15-2012, 12:36 AM
Agreed on all points.

Since my docks are located on the Oakland Estuary, we have to pass through the main port of Oakland every time we head to the bay. The estuary isn't very wide, only a few hundred yards, so when the tugs are laying up against a ship pushing it into it's berth any slow moving boat that passes through their prop wash will suddenly go for a pretty exciting sideways ride.

And out in the bay where the ships are up to speed you never really worry about their wakes. Waterline makes all the differnece.

On the other hand, a large powerboat in the 40'-70' range, a ferry, or other something else along those lines can make one heck of a wake! As an example, here are some shots I took while testing a 65 footer, accelerating from about 10 to 30 knots. To give some frame of refernce, the camera is maybe 8-10 feet above the waterline and the dinghy is a 14' RIB riding on the swim platform. That kind of wake will trip up anybody!







08-15-2012, 06:47 AM
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Matty, you are correct. The big cruisers are the ones to worry about. If you happen to get a lot of cruiser traffic in the narrows under the Thousand Island bridge, hang on. The big rollers with the narrow channel make for a real pain in the a** ride, all the way to A-Bay.


08-15-2012, 09:51 AM
A couple of things, I watched the original video on my 27" monitor at full screen here at my office.
After becoming aware of the hull damage, I watched it again. If you look carefully after the first time it
"bounced", what looked like a rooster tail, was really water coming upwards through the bottom of the hull
about 6'-10' forward of the transom. Pretty impresive!
Also there are large pieces of hull flying off the boat and 15'-20' in the air.

On the cruiser wake issue, Elaine and I have made the trip up the ICW from Ormond Beach to St. Augustine
for lunch. During the season change, Spring and Fall, large motor yachts are litterally lined up moving north and south at about 10-12 knots. We found the best thing to do is pull over and wait for all of them to pass as their wakes are 5'-7' high and very close together.

08-15-2012, 11:59 AM
not saying it will help the outcome here, but EVERY powerboat is responsible for it's wake and the potential damage it may cause

08-15-2012, 01:50 PM

I know what ya mean. we ran with the group thru the Canadian side of the islands then across 40 acres to Clayton. it was an overcast cool morning water was very flat and calm. We had lunch then walked thru the wooden boat museum to return to the docks in bright sunshine. the ride back to A bay was quite different , not sure if the cruisers were in a rush to get to their destination or that is just they way they drive but it was extremely hairy.

two things I have never seen before both happened up there.

1. the water gets so rough you can break a battery box in a 16 and have the battery flip up onto the top of the motor during the run resting on the intake and exhaust manifolds with out busting the hatch off the boat. getting it off the motor was a different story.

2. the first time I have ever driven on "hard" water running up to Brockton I think was the town , all that water flowing then being compressed into a narrow shallow area of the river no big waves just the ride became like riding a shoping cart with one bad wheel thru a pothole ridden parking lot.

gonna go back though I have a bigger boat now

08-15-2012, 03:18 PM
Come on up Matty, there are a lot of us to follow.

Just bring your passport.