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Old 09-21-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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Interesting boat. Canopy frame visible. "Modern" as wrecks go, likely fiberglass. Like many side scan shots these are all of the same vessel even though they look alot different.

I lowered the towfish much closer to the bottom to get better angles after I first saw it. Terrain here difficult-up down up down so I didnt risk really dropping it as far as I could have at some risk to the tow fish.

Fair to say this is some kind of speed boat. Measuring tool in the software put it at about 28 feet long. Need to dive and film.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:06 AM   #2
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Interesting boat. Canopy frame visible. "Modern" as wrecks go, likely fiberglass. Like many side scan shots these are all of the same vessel even though they look alot different...Fair to say this is some kind of speed boat. Measuring tool in the software put it at about 28 feet long. Need to dive and film.

"Canopy" looks skewed...

Twenty-eight feet? Software skewed?

No engine appears...

Scuttled in deep water?

Reported "stolen"?

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Old 09-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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That's not a canopy. It's a 1933 wake board tower! Can't wait to see the vid.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:43 PM   #4
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I find the pictures great to look at and the clarity is fantastic. It also appears to this layman that the structure you mention is some type of a towing structure to me. Please go down and bring it up so we can view it and then you can return it to the deep blue waters of Lake Winnipesaukee. All in jest.
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?.. you can return it to the deep blue waters of Lake Winnipesaukee. All in jest.
You mean the deep green waters...
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More images attached after reviewing the sonar files recently.

Flagline down to lake floor clearly visible.

I have 1.5" diameter stainless steel split rings on the flagline every 5 feet that allows me to take up slack in the line when I mark a target-also visible-they are the evenly spaced bright spots on the line.

Measurement tool indicated the flagline is 30 feet from the boat. Deep water-hard to nail the target that day.

Originally thought it was probably fiberglass-no it's steel. Looks like a speed boat-not the case either but hull design makes it a fast boat nonetheless.

Miserable visibility-about 3 feet. Video also miserable. Will return and get clean images. Neat boat, steering wheel, seats and more.
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Senter Cove Guy and I dove this a few days ago in central Paugus Bay. I have edited out some sections.

About 87 feet deep, water 41 degrees, viz about 6 feet +-; This boat I found in 2013 and is estimated at 28 feet long. Tried to film it a while back but GoPro SD card failed to read.

Odd for Winnipesaukee in light of what I have found in the past. Boat shows rusting steel railing all the way around gunwhale with rust spots on the hull too. It may be glass or aluminum I just can't tell but the hull is certainly intact. No signs of Bow numbers or name.

There is a large black hose about 3" in diameter sort of winding around the helm-clearly to pump something in or out of the boat, don't know what.

Large round tank on stern under gunwhale-may be for fuel or possibly sewage. My take is that this is a commercial vessel. Note the cleat in the center of the stern, for towing I guess.

Big straight 6 engine. Odd helm seat and wheel, placed on left not right side. I checked steering wheel for name or logo-nothing.

May be hard to find due to depth and visibility. It might be seen on 2D sonar/Fishfinder if you mark it as best you can with a flag and go past the flag watching the Fishfinder; As with all things that I post dive it at your own risk:

Lat: 43 34.995N
Lon: 71 27.732W

I would be interested in opinions about what exactly this boat was used for.

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were you guys out there on Sunday about mid day right kind of off Christmas island?
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The engine looks like the typical flathead inline 6s produced by Chris craft, Grey marine, etc. from the 30s until about the late 50s. The steering wheel appears to be like the common Scheller wheel that was also used during that era. The round tank mounted across the stern is also typical of how fuel tanks were mounted then. So I would guess the boat is probably from the 40s or 50s except for the unusual rounded stern shape, particularly the corners which is more typical of fiberglass? Perhaps homemade?

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were you guys out there on Sunday about mid day right kind of off Christmas island?
Yes, that was us out in the middle of Paugus Bay kinda just opposite Christmas and Plummer Islands.

One thing I found odd was that there appeared to be 2 or 3 lengths of rope tied to the front cleat in the middle of the bow. I wonder if this boat was being towed and took on water and sank. It's amazing how so many boats we have dived that sink to deep depths and still land upright. That's good for us divers.
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Yes, that was us out in the middle of Paugus Bay kinda just opposite Christmas and Plummer Islands.

One thing I found odd was that there appeared to be 2 or 3 lengths of rope tied to the front cleat in the middle of the bow. I wonder if this boat was being towed and took on water and sank. It's amazing how so many boats we have dived that sink to deep depths and still land upright. That's good for us divers.
Speaking of upright, how about those neatly stacked sand bags on the deck of the Alton barge? I still scratch my head over that one...

41F bottom temp...and you were rocking the Henderson? Brrrr. We had 45 at the bottom down here this past weekend, and I was a little cold on both dives.
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Better shot of this wreck taken today.
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2nd filming of this vessel done recently-this time with an ROV. 1st time was w/a GoPro. Extremely difficult conditions due to snow-storm-like particulate in the water column.

Ink-black at this depth (about 86 feet) to begin with-no ambient light. All-in-all this is still a much better clip than what I got when I dove it with the GoPro and Senter Cove Guy a while back.

The light you do see illuminating the wreck is entirely from the ROV lights.

I also have found that when I post to YouTube the video quality is not what I had to begin with in the original clip. I'm losing something when I upload and don't know why. Sorry it's difficult to watch but it gives you an idea of just how tough conditions can be in Winnipesaukee.

What I'd like to know is why the steering wheel is nearly horizontal and located on the left side of the helm. Any input appreciated.



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Very cool video. It is strange to see the two new trash barrels and what looks like a chair right up next to the hull.
Definitely a strange seating position that I have never seen before.
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2nd filming of this vessel done recently-this time with an ROV. 1st time was w/a GoPro. Extremely difficult conditions due to snow-storm-like particulate in the water column.

Ink-black at this depth (about 86 feet) to begin with-no ambient light. All-in-all this is still a much better clip than what I got when I dove it with the GoPro and Senter Cove Guy a while back.

The light you do see illuminating the wreck is entirely from the ROV lights.

I also have found that when I post to YouTube the video quality is not what I had to begin with in the original clip. I'm losing something when I upload and don't know why. Sorry it's difficult to watch but it gives you an idea of just how tough conditions can be in Winnipesaukee.

What I'd like to know is why the steering wheel is nearly horizontal and located on the left side of the helm. Any input appreciated.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naOs...ature=youtu.be
Great video, the quality has to do with the software you are using to process/upload. Check out this link for the settings you should use, I haven't done this in a while, but when I used to up load videos I would use cyberlink powerdirector to edit and process them.

https://support.google.com/youtube/a...58134?hl=en-GB
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Hans, here is a good candidate for this boat, although it has obviously been modified. It's a 26 foot Naval Utility boat with the rounded stern and the helm on the port side.
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Thanks Tallyho-great stuff; closest thing I've seen yet as to what this vessel really is.

Info you linked to indicates those were made of wood-not sure what this is made of but I am strongly inclined to think it's not wood.

You got the left hand steering wheel though.

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