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Old 06-16-2008, 05:55 PM
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http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs...160343/-1/NEWS

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Old 06-16-2008, 06:08 PM
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:17 PM
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I have driven that at night alot, I see how it could be hard to see boats sometimes with all the lights but how do you miss a 41FT Formula all white with no graphics?

Phil (formula owner) was stopped moments before according to one report, for a nav light out, he was sober according to coast gaurd, the did not escort him in, prob because he was close to port, not sure what light was out, it did not say, that area is well lit, I still would think you could see that boat, especially by Venetion, I bet the coast gaurd wishes they would have escorted him now...
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Mere speculation, but if you hit someone at night and were faced with two choices, which one would you choose????

1) Stay at the scene, try and help with the other boat and risk the safety of your crew and possibly your entire vessel sinking. Or

2) Attempt to safely navigate to the next marina/port where you can call the authorities, get your crew on land safely, and maybe even save your boat from sinking.

I'm going to take the option thats best for the safety of my crew. Just food for thought before anyone blast the driver of the go-fast.
According to the coast gaurd option 2 is the right way, they say always get you and crew to safety first, to avoid them looking for more people in the water, i took the course years ago, thats what they say still..

Still, a very hard decision to make when you are in it I am sure..
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Mere speculation, but if you hit someone at night and were faced with two choices, which one would you choose????

1) Stay at the scene, try and help with the other boat and risk the safety of your crew and possibly your entire vessel sinking. Or

2) Attempt to safely navigate to the next marina/port where you can call the authorities, get your crew on land safely, and maybe even save your boat from sinking.

I'm going to take the option thats best for the safety of my crew. Just food for thought before anyone blast the driver of the go-fast.
#1 if my boat was stable.

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I have driven that at night alot, I see how it could be hard to see boats sometimes with all the lights but how do you miss a 41FT Formula all white with no graphics?
I am not familiar with the area, but at night on the water, it is hard to see anything. The light is reflected off the water, and you just see black.

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Phil (formula owner) was stopped moments before according to one report, for a nav light out, he was sober according to coast gaurd, the did not escort him in, prob because he was close to port, not sure what light was out, it did not say,
This is not a criticism of Phil, but I recommend everyone always check all their lights when they turn them on. Things on boats just don't stay operating very long. Also carry a working flashlight, if not two, to warn approaching boats if you lights turn out not to work.

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we were held up at dinner one evening and it rained and a wire shorted out, we could not tell the light was out, we did get stopped and and escorted all the way back to the marina. We could not believe how nice the coasties were.

I think the Formula owner made the right decision, the article said his boat sank at the marina, and it was only a short distance away. Two boats sinking in the dark and all the passengers floating around could be even more dangerous.

So sad just a young kid, his life cut off in it's prime. Do your boating in the day when it's fun.
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Here is a link to a much more detailed arcticle.

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/arti...ont/795327.txt
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Here is a link to a much more detailed arcticle.

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/arti...ont/795327.txt
Sounds like he did the correct thing. Still sucks.
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