i was on the sebago, shooting into the sun most of the day and super choppy...was not a pleasureable afternoon
So now I wonder if these canopies provide a false sense of safety and maybe they should revisit this issue. In comparison, drag boats use break-away capsules with fighter jet canopies and unlimited hydroplane capsules seem bulletproof. Maybe something can be learned from this tragedy.
I watched that video over and over and it looks like the canopy should have held up better. And if it's not OK to talk about this now then when exactly will it be OK???? In another week no one will be discussing it and it will be just another boating fatality that we have put behind us. That is, excepting those immediately affected by it. So don't tell me not to talk about it. I am not disrespecting or blaming anyone. Just maybe there should be some standards set to help prevent this in the future.
Carl, how does a failed canopy on a dead man's boat DIRECTLY AFFECT YOU??
it doesn't, and if you don't like that statement, you can go f&&k yourself
the OSO pic's were respectfully deleted so as not to adversely affect the somber mood, and re-direct un-needed pile-on comments from morbid people like you, that have no direct affect as to the design, engineering, or use thereof.
if your still that morbidly curious, then call Peter at Skater and ask him DIRECTLY, the general internet public won't know the answer so why badger everybody...
Last edited by thirdchildhood; 11-14-2011 at 08:56 PM.
Ouch !!! Been there done that, not good!
Absolutely fantastic shots, you can see it comming. The fly, trip, and the stuff.
Carl, the bodies were still warm when you started your rant, the event is over now... besides, my question revolves around the windshield integrity not the canopy construciton itself..
I stand by what I said AT THAT TIME
also Nikon those are incredible pics.
crash photos are important IMO because they help people have a healthy respect for what can unfortunately happen.
Sonny Hawkins has been working on this for a while.
Also, when John Arruda was building the Mary Mac boat I asked about the canopy glass. Was informed that it was two inches thick.
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