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 11 of 24 FirstFirst ... 91011121321 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 110 of 238
  1. #101
    Drive to arrive alive!!! Platinum Member WARPARTY36's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2014 Cigarette 39 GTS
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Quote Originally Posted by glassdave View Post
    That has got to be the most asinine, tasteless and thoughtless article i have ever seen. unbelievable
    I agree
    They call me BUBBA like one of them big ol' redneck boys............Can you believe that???

  2. #102
    Registered scottc's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1990 Silverton 34 Express
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    I would like to ask that only positive words be put here. I agree that the artical is in very poor taste but, it is taking the attention and purpous of this thread to an other direction.

    And please let the paper know how you really feel about their staff writing.

  3. #103
    Registered Platinum Member THEJOKER's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Being a great husband and dad , boats , golf
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Lake Lanier - N. Georgia
    Quote Originally Posted by Karaokemike View Post
    My response to this article.......please write the editor even if just a few words because we dont need this for our sport.

    [email protected]

    To whom it may concern.......

    The article that I have found on the internet about the boating accident that invloved two very good friends of mine was total crap. I have read many articles dealing with boats, good or bad, I have to say that what you wrote was the most misleading and poorly written story I have ever seen. I would ask that you get the facts straight before you say things like "Cigarette boats can cost upwards of $200,000 while charts are about $25. Most pricey vessels have computerized GPS navigational aids which the captain can use to guide their way without hitting sandbars." without any clue what you are talking about. I speak oh behalf on the familes when I say that I am insulted by what you wrote and hope that I never have to see that piece of trash you call a newspaper again. These to gentleman that you so poorly spoke about were two of the best boat drivers I have had the chance to know and this is what you call an accident not stupidty. My most favorite part of your website was the DWI section.....I see that all you care about is exploiting people for mistakes that they make not the good people can do. That is not news to me or many other people but again just misleading dribble that you have not a clue about..........good day.........
    That article was a bunch of tasteless dribble. I say e-mail bombardment!

  4. #104
    WMF is offline
    Platinum Member Platinum Member WMF's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2007 Cigarette Top Gun Lip-Ship Edition
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Millsboro, DE- Cape Coral, FL
    This artical just adds insult to injury, it is takin focus off this thread and what it is about our Friends. I wiss my good friend Bobby a speedy recovery!!!!!!!, and I wish the Reiter Family my prayers and whatever help I can offer. Thank you Rob Freeman for all you are doing for Bobby and the Reiter Family
    Last edited by WMF; 10-13-2008 at 10:04 PM.
    WMF Watercraft & Marine

  5. #105
    Registered fountain1fan's Avatar
    My Boats:
    162 scout flats 90 merc
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    eden nc
    oh **** all are in our prayers .

  6. #106
    My Boats:
    2000, Donzi, 33zx Daytona
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Long Island, NY
    A very sad event, which reminds us of the risk we take for are passion for speed. Prayers with everbody.
    Lord, I pray as I race today,
    Keep me safe along the way.
    Not only me, but the others too,
    As they perform the jobs they do.

    I know God, that in every race,
    I, the driver must set the pace.
    Let not my desire for more speed,
    Warp my judgement and turn
    into greed.

    From green to checkered, guide me

    Giving me strength to know what
    to do.
    Remind me often in the race of life,
    How to cope with all the strife.

    Help me accept the wins I may
    And all the defeats, most graciously.
    Ride with me, don't allow me to lag,
    Guide me all the way to the
    checkered flag.

  7. #107
    My Boats:
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Simsbury ct
    I just wanted the family to know that these guys will be in my prayers.

  8. #108
    Gold Member Gold Member Karaokemike's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Edgewater, MD
    I spoke with Jim Black this morning and he is greatly concerned and hopefully will be in contact soon.....

    Thank you for the prayer and AMEN.......
    Solomons Offshore Grand Prix
    Sept. 13-14, 2014

  9. #109
    Charter Member Charter Member Dean Ferry's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2006 Hustler 388, 2004 Hustler Talon 25, 1999 30 Spectre cat and 2007 21' hydrostream voyager w/ Merc. 225 EFI
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Merritt Is. Fl. USA
    Prayers to all of those involved.
    Everything is for sale @ a certain $$

  10. #110
    VIP Member VIP Member LubeJobs42's Avatar
    My Boats:
    44 MTI 39 MTI 35 MOTION 16 DONZI
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Fort Lauderdale
    Quote Originally Posted by t500hps View Post
    I just spent 20 minutes writing a letter to the editor:
    Wonder if it does ANY good!!!

    I've found your site via a link to the article about the missing boater. The title of your article shows the low-level of your own intelligence and compassion while searching for a sensationalized header to grab attention. I've met the boat owner but do not know him. I do know that he is a sponsored race boat driver that, in part, makes his living driving these boats. While I was not there, hitting a sand bar in clear, calm water seems unlikely. Your attempt to bash the readers comments about a boat wave furthers my outrage at your magazine. You see, I have the exact same boat (38 Formula) as the race boat that flipped. My 4 years experience with this boat (17 year boat owner) probably does not compare to a racers experience, but turning and hitting waves from a 35 foot cruiser can CERTAINLY cause what is suggested. Hitting a wave during a turn can cause the rear end of the boat to "come-around" causing the boat to hit the next wave sideways, rolling violently, and throwing anything or anyone not tied down to get thrown out. This phenomenon has been documented many times in the past.

    Get a avid boaters opinion, even a sail-boater's that has at least been on ONE powerboat.......and BTW: I see no mention in the coast guard article of what would be obvious signs of a boat "hitting" the sandbar.

    Russ Carter
    Richmond VA
    Please post the editors email. I can't find it.

Page 11 of 24 FirstFirst ... 91011121321 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Prayer needed for racers
    By scottc in forum OPA/The Jersey Boyz
    Replies: 178
    Last Post: 10-24-2008, 07:40 PM
  2. OT-Senility Prayer
    By Lakeplay in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-18-2002, 11:54 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 09:36 AM.
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.