10.16.2012

It Sank?



How does a 26 foot boat "sink" because of a "large wave" in Eagle Mountain Lake. And even though there was an obscene number of people on it (at least 12 passengers), you wouldn't think that would cause it to go under.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Need more info, counselor.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the missing person will show up at Possum Kingdom.

DF Archimedes said...

In physics, buoyancy is an upward force exerted by a liquid, gas or other fluid, that opposes the weight of an immersed object. In a column of fluid, pressure increases with depth as a result of the weight of the overlying fluid. Thus a column of fluid, or an object submerged in the fluid, experiences greater pressure at the bottom of the column than at the top. This difference in pressure results in a net force that tends to accelerate an object upwards. The magnitude of that force is proportional to the difference in the pressure between the top and the bottom of the column, and (as explained by Archimedes' principle) is also equivalent to the weight of the fluid that would otherwise occupy the column, i.e. the displaced fluid. For this reason, an object whose density is greater than that of the fluid in which it is submerged tends to sink. If the object is either less dense than the liquid or is shaped appropriately (as in a boat), the force can keep the object afloat.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't take much water to sink an overloaded boat. It was very windy yesterday...maybe the engine quit..who knows...prolly mexicans anyway.

Anonymous said...

As luck would have it, the Captain went down with his ship. Sounds like there was a lot of going down involved here, wink wink, nod nod.

Anonymous said...

Fracking caused a small earthquake on the bed of the lake, resulting in a larger than average wave.

Anonymous said...

You're the king of "if I've never seen it or experienced it, it clearly is impossible".

Anonymous said...

You know how creepy it is when the old, fat uncle uses a double entendre and winks and nods? Yeah, same thing when you type it...

Anonymous said...

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

DF Chief Brody...Jaws 1975

Anonymous said...

Hey Cap'n. What should I do with this drain plug?

Anonymous said...

I didn't have anything to do with it.

DF Gilligan

Anonymous said...

If one is missing and several were rescued, what happened to all the others?

Anonymous said...

Not that it is the case here but all these ski boats with the fat sacks make the lake more dangerous these days.


All the traffic plus the boats that have equipment to generate bigger waves, plus the number of idiots on the lake at any given time pretty much equals easy disaster.

Anonymous said...

6:23

Math is not a mastered skill in Wise County.

Right Barry?