Like Tree0Likes

Another one bites the dust!

Reply
Old 12-03-2007, 01:26 PM
  #11
Registered
 
SLOWOUTBOARD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: long island ny
My Boats: 26 scarab cc
Posts: 495
Default

I Wonder If There Was A Problem With The Fly-bye Wire System
SLOWOUTBOARD is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 02:00 PM
  #12
RHC
Registered
 
RHC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sandusky Bay
Posts: 1,375
Default

Otis was having a cup!! now there's a credible witness . Hope all are OK,, and your correct Jupiter ,, those Verado's are real loud !

RHC
RHC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 05:11 PM
  #13
Registered
 
JROMY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Cudjoe Key, FL USA
Posts: 961
Default

Not at all a laughing matter, but there is something really funny about the title to this thread....
JROMY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 05:43 PM
  #14
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 4,215
Default

This remined me, I have to go back to using my old signature.
THRILLSEEKER is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 06:17 PM
  #15
Member #154
Platinum Member
 
Indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: SW CT & Long Island Sound
My Boats: Missing my PowerPlay
Posts: 6,756
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jupiter Sunsation View Post
By GRETEL SARMIENTO

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Sunday, December 02, 2007

HIGHLAND BEACH "noisy cigarette boat coming up 30 miles an hour."
How about "a sweet sounding cigarette boat coming up 30 miles an hour"?
Indy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 07:05 PM
  #16
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 9,590
Default

http://www.wpbf.com/news/14759232/detail.html

Local news is quoting it may be mechanical failure. The motors are missing in the video.
Jupiter Sunsation is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 08:31 PM
  #17
Registered
Trade Score: (1)
 
rchevelle71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Boca Raton
My Boats: 1982 Pantera 24sport
Posts: 7,392
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jupiter Sunsation View Post
http://www.wpbf.com/news/14759232/detail.html

Local news is quoting it may be mechanical failure. The motors are missing in the video.
motors sunk from what I heard
rchevelle71 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 09:30 PM
  #18
Masher touches my
Gold Member
 
Outdrive1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Phoenix, Az
My Boats: DCB DCB DCB DCB DCB
Posts: 2,280
Default

A"noisy" center console boat with whackers...........

What bunch of dumba$$es.........
Outdrive1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 09:45 PM
  #19
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
OldSchool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Florida
My Boats: Cigarette CC and Boston Whaler currently
Posts: 10,094
Default

I thought that they had recalled all of the 30 Concepts. Someone told me that they were a scary ride due to wrong COG.
__________________
I can't talk about it right now, it's being handled by the Postal Inspector. Those guys don't mess around!
OldSchool is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 12:19 AM
  #20
Registered
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Boca Raton, FL
My Boats: None
Posts: 3,682
Unhappy

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbr2328 View Post
10 years ago this week this accident occured. Does anyone know anything about this one?
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc...,3691005.story
Yes, I do.
I spent most of the afternoon changing the oil and tuning-up the 3 engines in that 45' Sonic. I had it running better than it ever had before. I was surprised Stan still wanted to use it that night because it was very cool and dark early that evening. It was on a Hydro-Hoist across from Shooters.

Anyway, Stan picked-up his girlfriend from the airport around 7:15 PM and brought her back to the boat. They went by water to Pier 66 and had dinner. On the way back the collision occurred. Months later I testified as an expert witness in the case.

This is my opinion:
The jury completely disregarded the physical evidence. The starboard and center Bravo 1's were completely sheared off and hanging by the indicator cables. The port drive looked like nothing touched it. The port drive was not turned to either side, it was perfectly straight. The Tiara was raised and the rudders were both turned hard to port. The prosecution's experts testified that the boats impacted on the starboard side of the Tiara at a 22 degree angle. Had the Tiara had any reasonable structural integrity where it was hit, the boats should have bounced off one another. Instead the Sonic penetrated the Tiara just aft of the helm and went over the transom. The Tiara was on the bottom in less than a minute with 6 dead people on board. Three died from blunt trauma and three died from drowning. It was a very sad night for boating.

The media went crazy because Stan was a successful businessman with a loud, fast "Cigarette" speedboat, a hot, young girlfriend and a Harley-Davidson; among other toys. It didn't help he lived in the penthouse apartment across from Shooters. Stan and Debbie shared a bottle of wine over dinner and at least 1/3 of it was on the boat with them heading home. When the marine patrol saw the bottle on board, they immediately assumed alcohol impairment. Stan's defense lawyer told me his blood samples were 48 hours old before they were tested and were contaminated.

I feel the system made an example of Stan with the harsh sentence. The physical evidence obviously showed the Tiara captain panicked and turned in front of the Sonic. Stan lived and the people on the Tiara did not, so Stan got it shoved so far up his a$$, he'll probably never walk a free man again.
Edward R. Cozzi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Shorgasm
General Boating Discussion
19
09-25-2003 10:40 PM
jbrauer
General Boating Discussion
0
07-28-2003 06:49 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.