If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Page 4 of 8 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 76
  1. #31
    Gold Member Gold Member Gunrunner72's Avatar
    My Boats:
    SOLD-'02 Sunsation Dominator--Fortunate Sun
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Westport, KY
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefApache89 View Post
    This was posted unde the comments section of one of the web news reports:

    The guy that owns the boat is Rudy Crandle,a very good friend of mine.One of the best guys you would ever want to know with a big heart.How this could happen to such a good person god will only know.The other gentelmen was Jerry Cooly another great guy.I prayed for both of their saftey but now at 7:41 AM ON SATURDAY and there has been no word of rescue I know the worst is to be expected.Randy gave so much and expected very little in return thats just the way he was,he will be deeply missed by a lot of people.Randy was a very experianced boater who has been navagating the mighty Ohio for many years and has showed me a thing or too.
    The Big O is an ever-changing creature. I'm always very careful the first couple of times out each year just trying to steer clear the "new" stick-ups. That section of river appeared to be really narrow.

    So sorry to hear about these guys' fate.

  2. #32
    Registered Platinum Member Comanche3Six's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    I will pray for all involved

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    I hate to hear things like this, especially this close to home. I will keep all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. #34
    Registered bouyhunter's Avatar
    My Boats:
    24' Pantera
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Apache Jct. AZ
    Quote Originally Posted by blue thunder View Post
    The panther in that pic is almost identical to mine. Mine has stock kill switches. Never seen a panther without them. I've hooked hard in this boat and found jesus about wearing the lanyards.

    For your sake Chris Sunkin I hope you didn't really mean what you said about not having sympathy for these dead powerboaters. That is just plain rotten. We have all errored and not been bit. I find those people who take the highest moral ground on topics are generally the biggest offenders and the least moral on the subject matter at hand..
    Let me say again - I don't know if that was the boat. It is just known as a local boat, and was very similar to the quick shot I saw on the news this morning.
    I don't want to start any rumors that are untrue.
    Very sorry to the families. My prayers.

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    cincinnati, ohio
    It seems like were off to a bad start to the year with all the accidents.Ill pray for them and a safe rest of the summer.

  6. #36
    Registered pshannon's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1989, Formula, 272
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Crownsville, MD
    Quote Originally Posted by bouyhunter View Post
    Let me say again - I don't know if that was the boat. It is just known as a local boat, and was very similar to the quick shot I saw on the news this morning.
    I don't want to start any rumors that are untrue.
    Very sorry to the families. My prayers.
    It appears to be the same, the seat logos and interior appear to be identical...Anyways very sad to hear about this, my prayers for the freinds and family...Let keep up hope until otherwise...

  7. #37
    ENABLER Platinum Member BLAZE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    N . J.
    Last edited by BLAZE; 06-03-2008 at 05:30 AM.
    If you have to ask, you'll never know!

  8. #38
    My Boats:
    1991 cigarette 42' revolution with 3-750 hp hawks and ssm drives,2009/1979 cig 35' mistress [for sale]
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    gods speed, its a shame

  9. #39
    VIP Member VIP Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Condolences to the families!

  10. #40
    Registered ZXXX Donzi's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Fountain 35 w/500 EFI's, 1973 Donzi X-18 w/383 Mag,1974 Chris Craft Roamer w/1271TI's
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Sunkin View Post
    Maybe I'm just feeling a little crusty this morning. Or maybe I'm growing weary at seeing someone else needlessly die in a sport that I'm pretty fond of. And I can't believe there's any shred of debate on the merits of using safety equipment, or that some (many) people still don't use it.

    People talk about having sensitivity for those they left behind. I think the most insensitive thing a person can do is needlessly expose themselves to easily avoidable risks that ultimately lead to their demise. If their families are feeling pain today, I would submit to you that the majority of it comes from the fact that these people are gone. And, now they have to live with the thoughts that no one had to die and likely wouldn't have had there been proper use of safety equipment.

    If you boat and don't wear vests and lanyards, or if you consume alcohol and operate your boat, think about these people's families this morning- then think about your own. Consider the pain and burden they'll bear if you're not there.
    Wow, you sure like to judge people. A number of your points are valid, but some are not all that well founded. As one that is pretty knowlegeable in water rescue (everythying from basic life saving to extreme whitewater rescue), I am pretty sure that the lanyards would not have saved them.

    Once again, I say I highly recomment lanyards and safety vests. That being said, I would bet that most of us do take MANY casual rides without the ole lifevests strapped down.

    I drove all over Center Hill lake today. Yes, I did have that lanyard strapped on. No, I was not wearing a vest. I don't feel that makes me a suicidal a$$.

    Two weeks ago I hauled a$$ on a fun fun in Cumberland. I did wear my vest the whole time. It was appropriate for the occasion. Go ahead, judge me if you like.

    I do think that is wrong to sprinkle your "words of wisdom" on situations before you know what happened.

Page 4 of 8 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Ohio River tips for first time river rat`
    By BAD-HABIT in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 09-30-2003, 10:22 PM
  2. Boating on the Ohio River
    By LPBoater in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-11-2003, 08:56 AM
  3. Ohio River Poker Run, Cincinnati Ohio
    By imboating in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-09-2003, 08:19 AM
  4. OSO Southern Ohio SHOOTOUT....Ohio River, BE THERE
    By Allan4 in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 94
    Last Post: 11-06-2002, 01:41 PM
  5. Anyone Boating in Ohio/KY/Ohio River
    By BAD-HABIT in forum General Q & A
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-22-2002, 12:44 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Original Poster In Postbit provided by Original Poster In Postbit v1.0.0 (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.