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 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 35 of 35
  1. #31
    Registered MitchStellin's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Zodiac RIB
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Grand Haven, MI USA
    When I was about 10 we were pulling a tube (the old innertube type) and getting the person on the tube to go in and out of the wake. on a bend in the river the person went out of the wake on his own and hit a fallen tree. I remember my dad saying he did not even want to turn around he was so scared. The person ended up haveing three broken ribs and the only thing that saved him was the life jacket (they had just come out with these then( used to use the old waist ring thing) The tree also kept him above water. That was hot fun bringing him home to his wife and the rest of the party. When I read this this vission came back like a nightmare. Please be careful people. When things go wrong they go wrong fast!!! They don't call them accidents because you KNEW it was going to happen.

  2. #32
    Registered Milord's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1986 Four Winns Liberator 241
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Lake St. Clair, Canada

  3. #33
    That is so tragic. I feel for this man. I remember when I was first learning to slalom ski. My teacher, who was a rather crazy type dude (went on to fly fighter jets), liked for me to pull him close to a bulkhead in the turns so he could spray it. Well one time he hot dogged a little too much and went down into the oyster bed that existed in front of the bulkhead. He was very lucky and got out with some pretty nasty cuts that only required stiches. I think I was more scared than he was cause I knew it could have been much worse. After that incident I was always more observant when pulling someone and never let them get close to any objects like channel markers, shoreline, etc.

    You must designate a spotter when pulling people behind the boat so the driver can keep his/her eyes ahead.

    The concequences can be tragic!

  4. #34
    Registered seanclong's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Chesapeake Bay
    Very sad how a fun time can turn into a life-changing event in the blink of an eye. Thanks, Cattitude for the reminder that vigilance is essential when driving a boat.

  5. #35
    My condolences to both families involved. My prayers are with them.

    I'm especially saddened to hear about tragedies involving children. Makes me feel that we don't cherish our children as much as we'd like to in life. Then it's too late. Please everyone, don't take people for granted. You never know what could happen in a second.

    They really need to make really really large loud-flags that can be seen from far away so people approaching can be on the lookout.

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Similar Threads

  1. boating related clothing
    By packinair in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-09-2008, 02:14 PM
  2. NJ boating tragedy ....lost a friend Beth Garlis
    By Enforcer2 in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 07-15-2008, 08:41 PM
  3. The four ingredients for boating Tragedy
    By Fast Shafts in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-23-2003, 04:53 PM
  4. Boating Related Humor
    By 1Boatnut in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-20-2002, 11:14 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 05:57 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.