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Old 02-20-2008, 05:11 PM
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The article says the engine fell out.
So, now no mention of a pole?

Either way, total bummer. Glad the occupants are out and okay.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:39 PM
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The article says the engine fell out.
So, now no mention of a pole?

Either way, total bummer. Glad the occupants are out and okay.
NO IT DOESNT SAY THE MOTOR FELL OUT !!! LMFAOOOOO it says " but the hatch cover to the motor fell into the water
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:55 PM
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Officials on the scene added the men actually had to paddle for over two hours, while sitting on top of the engine hatch, just to get back to shore.
I'm gonna assume that it was a non-stepped hatch, because they coulda made it in, like, 10 minutes if it was.
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I'm gonna assume that it was a non-stepped hatch, because they coulda made it in, like, 10 minutes if it was.
Play nice Jay!!!
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I'm gonna assume that it was a non-stepped hatch, because they coulda made it in, like, 10 minutes if it was.
that is funny!!!


hope all occupants are doing well!!
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Here is the latest from the Ft. Myers News-Press

Appears all are out of the hospital. Glad they are alright.
This article does not mention hitting a pole but rather a turn and roll over.

Names 2 of the 5 occupants. Owner / operator was named as Paul McCullers of Lee County, FL




http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs..../80220045/1075
McCullers works with the Youngquists. I believe that is Tim Y's boat. They just got it six months or so ago. I'll call Roy Youngquist tomorrow to get the scoop.
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Glad they are alright.


That Cig has got to be busted to hell.

What a shame.
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We arent in Florida full time so dont really know, but do you guys run at speed at night time? On the lake we live on in Indianapolis, the rule is 10mph a half hr before sunset. Have only boated at night a couple times while down in Florida and that was just on way back from restaraunts and such but always just a bit faster than idle. Cant imagine trying to navigate the ICW up on plane in the dark. Hope everyone is ok
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I'm gonna assume that it was a non-stepped hatch, because they coulda made it in, like, 10 minutes if it was.
only if they were traveling in a straight line...5 guys paddeling a stepped hatch go to fast to safely turn unless said hatch is properly trimmed and 3 of the 5 only paddle at quarter speed....
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We arent in Florida full time so dont really know, but do you guys run at speed at night time? On the lake we live on in Indianapolis, the rule is 10mph a half hr before sunset. Have only boated at night a couple times while down in Florida and that was just on way back from restaraunts and such but always just a bit faster than idle. Cant imagine trying to navigate the ICW up on plane in the dark. Hope everyone is ok
I will run on plane in either the ICW or the open Gulf especially if there is a moon and reasonable visibility. I carry a spotlight and that will pick up the daymarkers. One of the big problems is small fishboats out at night with no lights. Seen it a few times. Don't recommend it unless you have to be out there.
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