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Old 08-18-2005, 11:46 AM
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My heart goes out to the family.
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:04 PM
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Unreal ... at least the writers of these articles didn't describe the Grady White as a 'Cigarette' boat

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Old 08-18-2005, 12:08 PM
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I believe it was a 1989 bayliner..I don't know of the size.
Very sad! I boat those waters all time!
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:19 PM
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People need to be more responsible when they drink. This is a tragic event that more than likely did not need to happen. If I'm going to be drinking on my boat, I make sure that I am docked/moored/achored and am not going anywhere for the rest of the night. Wouldn't drive a car drunk, so why a boat?

MD has it right here. Rules of road apply as rules on water. If you get caught drinking and driving a boat and your BAC is above the legal limit your DWI gets put on not only your boating record but your driving record as well. I agree with this; especially after reading this article.
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:28 PM
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MD has it right here. Rules of road apply as rules on water. If you get caught drinking and driving a boat and your BAC is above the legal limit your DWI gets put on not only your boating record but your driving record as well. I agree with this; especially after reading this article.
It is this way on NJ waters .... I'm not sure bout NY waters.
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Driving a boat at night at any speed that could hurt someone is stupid in the first place, nevermind the alcohol. I can't hear anything with my engines going at night or during the day, and what if a boat lost battery power and didn't have any lights. I do drive my boat at night down the river, but I rarely get on plane unless it is a wide open area and I can see everything with my big ass headlights. Other than that, I idle back.
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Old 08-18-2005, 03:22 PM
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Was almost hit in the same waters several days ago by a guy plowing along not paying attention. It was just after dusk, all my lights were on when wife saw him coming from behind. We were idling along about to go on plane. I yanked to port and throttled up full. He missed us by less than a foot. I can still see him coming in with my wife an I bracing for the impact. The guy stopped to his credit to see if we were ok. Knowing what almost happened - saying sorry just doesn't cut it. People have no clue what they are doing and no idea of the consequences of their ignorance.

This poor family will never forget this and that little girl is gone forever. How can people be so clueless so F-ing dumb? Knowing the consequences for these people doesn't help. To damn late..... My heart goes out to them in their pain.......

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Old 08-18-2005, 05:56 PM
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just heard on the news, his bwi test came up 0
and he was released......

I think it was a visibility problem..... Running lights dont cut it...

Especially in a very developed area as L.I.

Running strobes on the boat should help..

I don't run at night, because I don't have radar..........
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Old 08-18-2005, 06:30 PM
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I use to boat at night allot but always afraid that someone broke down with no lights and I could hit them(god forbid this on anyone).I will come in my dock still sometimes at night but I have radar when at night with a extra set of eyes with me(wife).I don't run at night if I don't have to but really feel bad for the family and the guy that has to live with this the rest of his life! God Bless! yes NY has the same law BWI & DWI are the same it will go on your drivers license
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So Sad


Last week I watched as a Guy backed his boat off the trailer while he was chuggin a Beer
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