Very sad and condolences to the families and all involved and our prayers for a good and speedy recovery for those injured!
Being a diesel and in this kind of confusing waterway at night means this could have been any deep v-hull cruiser or otherwise doing 50-60 mph- if it hits a mud bottom at those speeds and there most likely would have been serious injuries and perhaps deaths in any boat of size at those speeds in that area.
Lets not blame performance boating here on this type of tragic accident.
It just points out though that driver error was most likely the cause and that should speak volumes to all of us that when boating especially as the driver with passengers that the responsibility to navigate safely any any speed is the responsibility of the boat owner/skipper and should never be done carelessly or irresponsibly!
Never, Never, Never risk you or your passengers by boating carelessly or irresponsibly!! The results can be Tragic!!
Ray @ Raylar
I LIVE 4 H20
Remember that it was full moon the other night. Tides are really low during full moon and on either side of.
As for the sensationalism in the media; it pisses me off. That's like having an accident in a Chevy Cobalt, and the media putting in the article that the Chevy Corvette ZR1 is capable of 200mph--stupid and senseless.
Last edited by Sydwayz; 10-06-2009 at 07:13 AM.
Yep, none of us were there, so it's hard to really tell. It's all speculation and I certainly don't want to case dispersion on the deceased or his passengers.
Reading more recently, it seems he was an experienced and safe boater with local knowledge. So the latter theory is certainly more possible.
I've investigated upteen hundred auto crashes and a few boat crashes.
I'm certainly for leaving the findings up to the locals that have the evidence.
At this point, its all speculation. The tragedies are the facts. Lets hope the rest of us can learn something here.
Marsh can also include trees and other obstructions.
I run a rescue airboat and we run marsh and dry ground regularly both in training and on missions.
When running marsh, you have to watch "the green stuff" or you stand a good chance of either coming to an abrubt stop, or flipping your boat And this in a boat designed for that type of terrain.
Considering the design of the boat and any speed involved, combined with the previous post on hitting mud with a V bottomed boat, it's not at all uncommon to see people ejected or thrown to the deck, into bulkheads, etc, rather violently, even at low speed
Such a shame, I can only offer my condlences again to the families. A guy I work with knows one of the people who passed away (old neighbor of his), said he was just all around good guy
the water ways in that area can be tricky, i've been boating there for 20 years and look what i did...i missed the channel by 6 feet, lucky nobody got hurt.
This just sucks...a terrible shame when anyone dies in a crash no matter how it happens. My condolences to anyone involved. Trying to avoid things like this is when I depend on re-tracing my GPS line in the dark..at lower speeds in my case.
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