Chase Boat Sinks Stops Rowing and Leads to Heavy Duty Tow
When you hear the term heavy duty tow, capsized boats likely don’t come to mind. But, Crockett’s Interstate Towing knows that sometimes you have to get a little wet to get the job done right. Rather than sticking a toe in the water, our team submerged ourselves to complete a successful water recovery.
A call came in on December 4, 2019 for a sunken chase boat at Dexter Lake outside of Eugene, Oregon. To better determine the severity of the situation and the type of equipment needed, we first went out to assess the circumstances.
Crockett’s heavy-duty tow team found a rowing team’s chase boat underwater right off the dock of the facility. Because several local universities, high schools, the Oregon Association of Rowers, and the South Eugene Rowing Club train here, this required a quick resolution to get practice up and running again.
Three team members returned with four airbags, a speed boat, and a trailer. One member suited up for a swim and dove right in to attach the airbags beneath the boat. He attached two airbags connected with a rope to the stern of the boat on each side, and two at the bow.
The airbags lifted the boat out of the water and the plug was replaced. Using a bilge pump, the heavy-duty tow team extracted the remaining water from the inside of the vessel. Next, they pulled the craft back to the boat ramp with the help of a speed boat. It was then transferred to a tow truck which drove it to a local boat repair shop for restoration.
Thanks to Crockett’s ingenious solutions, this water recovery went off without a hitch. Once again, we proved our willingness to do whatever it takes to complete the job, even if it means getting soaked!
Details of Heavy Duty Tow of Chase Boat Outside Eugene
Crockett’s Interstate heavy-duty tow team responded to a call for a water recovery for a capsized boat on December 4, 2019. The heavy-duty tow team first headed out to Dexter Lake outside of Eugene, Oregon to assess the situation. Upon arrival, the heavy-duty tow team found a chase boat used by rowing teams submerged at the dock. In order to resume training, the rowing teams needed the help of a heavy-duty tow and water recovery service. Three members of Crockett’s heavy-duty tow and water recovery team returned with airbags, a speed boat, and trailer in tow to help. One member of the heavy-duty tow team suited up and entered the water to attach airbags under the boat. Two airbags were attached with a rope at the stern, and two were attached at the bow. The heavy-duty tow team lifted the boat out with the airbags, replaced the plug, and then used a bilge pump to extract the water in the vessel. Then, the heavy-duty tow and water recovery team pulled the craft to the boat ramp where it was loaded onto a tow truck for transport to a local boat repair shop. Crockett’s heavy-duty tow and water recovery team completed the job successfully with their unique solution.