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Old 08-21-2006, 09:53 AM
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I'm glad to hear that everyone that was onboard is okay, and well on their way to recovery. That's #1.

It's also releiving to hear that the driver was not drinking.....sadly, it doesn't make one bit of difference to the damn media. They like to paint everyone with a broad brush, and especially go-fast boaters.....Let's face it, We're brash, loud and fast and draw attention wherever we go, and often times conjure up envy and longing, so the pre-disposition to judge will always be there in the media. Azzholes.

In any event, hitting a 1500' jetty despite "[having been to] Claudio's numerous times and [being] familiar with the area," is inexcusable. I'm sorry to say that but it is. Boating at night is a serious matter and it can be very difficult. I've studied human factors as it relates to aircraft, and I'm sure boating has many paralells......the human mind is not well equipped to handle situations such as night boating with limited, and often misleading, sensory inputs. I'm sure we've all experienced the confusion that can occurr with only a slight change in your surroundings that you may[or may not] not expect to see at night - it could be changing city lights, a stationary boat, an unlit buoy, etc......In light of this, the Bottom line is that if one is in doubt or not 110% sure of your position and course - STOP! - and regain your bearings. If everyone knew about the jetty, yet no one saw it, that's an damn good time to stop and figure it out. Otherwise, well we know what will happen...

Sorry for the preaching, but I think night boating is something we all should take more seriously. I try to avoid it all costs, especially with a boat that doesn't do so well going slowly.
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You have to assume that whatever light (on the jetty or channel marker or other boat) is out there might not be working and drive accordingly.
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:46 AM
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Exactly,

You have to assume that whatever light (on the jetty or channel marker or other boat) is out there might not be working and drive accordingly.

Agreed !!

But the light that already has been stated being week or not bright enough was working correctly to mark the channel. The Fountain was on the wrong side of the Marker. The color of the Light is Red. Following simple Red Right Return policy they should have been on the South Side of the Light............?
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:06 PM
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I got caught out late with some friends a few weeks back. I was the Designated Driver and I drove back at a speed that I was comfortable at. When we got to our river it was PITCH black. I could not see a damn thing. I just bumped in and out of gear tell I got through the entrance of the river and all was fine. If I had hit anything it would have been no big deal. How fast was your friend driving when he hit that wall?

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Old 08-21-2006, 01:14 PM
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Glad to hear everyone is ok! Any pic's of the jetty or the wreck?
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Glad everyone is OK
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:23 PM
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How fast were you going? That should say something about experiance right there.......
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:37 PM
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THE BUBBLE HEADED BLEACH BLONDE COMES ON AT 5...........SHE HAS DIRTY LAUNDRY.......thats the news game......
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I think the driver or owner went out to dinner with his buddys then hit the jetty and wrecked the boat and injured his friends on purpose...SARCASM!!!! Give the man a break , it ain't easy seeing at night...... I hope the crew are OK, good luck fellas.... E
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expensive reminder to always plan your route...no matter how many times you have been there.
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A retraction and a new story in print as well as going after the Southold Police Dept for providing false information to the press as well.
Just think.

What happens if an everyday citizen files a false report to the police?

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