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Old 07-20-2008, 07:08 AM
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Cruiser runs over Sailboat on a clear day.

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What the heck??
How fast could these guy's be going???
Had to be Autopilot, but what luck if that's the case.
Possible criminal charges ???
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:28 AM
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Not good, the only other thing might be a hard tack and being too close. Condolences.
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Man that is sad to hear.
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They said no alcohol involved, but it was calm weather and visibility was good. The yacht owner obviously wasn't paying attention to where he was going to run over the sailboat
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Is that a 65' Fountain Super Cruiser? Kinda looks like it. very sad accident.
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Is that a 65' Fountain Super Cruiser? Kinda looks like it. very sad accident.
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Sometimes autopilot is a bad thing. Reminds me of a case off the Jersey shore a few years back. Guy named Barry Flowers ran over an 18' Grady in his 60' Viking. Killed 3 on the Grady. Daytime. Clear. In the open ocean. These incidents are all sad.....
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That just stinks and is real sad, That's the bay they were in not open ocean. I always keep a eye on boats around me,I been cut off out there, I wonder if the sail boat saw them coming and figured the power boat would give way and change coarse and then when it didn't there was no time for the sail boat to move out of the channel. A few weeks ago we were out and broke down in Mikes boat and going 10mph and a few sail boats would tack in front of us we had white steam coming out of the exhaust so you would know we were hurt and they would be a azz cut us off because its there right and its sad but I bet thats what happened there but autopilot don't care. just like going down the highway I always look in the rearview mirror every 20 seconds or so to see if a trooper or car is coming down on me.
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I see a 60 boat bearing down on me,I'm getting out of the way.
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thats sad.....makes you wonder, with all that open water, how two boats can collide.
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