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Old 07-21-2008, 06:34 PM
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I just got back from 10 days at the Lake of the Ozarks. You'd be surprised how many idiots run with no lights in the night. I've caught up with a few that were just idling along and all I saw was their dash lights at the last minute. Boating at night isn't that dangerous if the other boaters are real boaters.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:42 PM
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Very Sad,

I grew up on Candlewood, and never boated at night, it does get very dark, there are sandbars and such, gotta know where your going, and keep the speeds down at night. I frequented the Hatch, but usually by car, names sound familiar, but I cant place faces right now, I was a Danbury Firefighter for 12 years, but left for Florida before this guy got hired.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:23 PM
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Terrible news,

I was on Candlewood for my first and last time for the Fireworks a few weeks ago. And witnessed a lot of people running at high speed at night with a high volume of traffic from the fireworks. Small lakes are over crowded with to many non-boaters doing what ever they want.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:47 PM
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Hi All, the driver of the 24 ' formula was a close personal friend of mine. He was a responsible boater and well liked and respected by everyone that met him. There is alot of talk going around about how fast he was going and the restaurant he left and I want to just take a couple seconds and say that whatever comes of the crash investigation that he will be sorely missed on Candlewood lake. I've got an empty boat slip right next to mine as a reminder of how short life is. Rest in Peace buddy, I hope you are on that triple screw Cigarette in the sky.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:39 PM
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Hi All, the driver of the 24 ' formula was a close personal friend of mine. He was a responsible boater and well liked and respected by everyone that met him. There is alot of talk going around about how fast he was going and the restaurant he left and I want to just take a couple seconds and say that whatever comes of the crash investigation that he will be sorely missed on Candlewood lake. I've got an empty boat slip right next to mine as a reminder of how short life is. Rest in Peace buddy, I hope you are on that triple screw Cigarette in the sky.
Sorry to hear about your loss, I have lost a few friends over the years to similar(not boating, but car) accidents, and it is rough, but keep your head together, and learn from what happened.
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Sorry to hear of your loss of your friend and my condolences to the families.
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Sorry for the loss.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:07 AM
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Not a single person who owns a boat can claim to be a perfect driver. We have all done stupid things at times. Let us just hopefully realize that we were the lucky one's that no one was hurt or killed.


I am sorry for your loss
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My mother lives on the lake, She just called to tell me about the accident.
My Prayers go out the families, So sad.
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How many night fatal accidents have we had this year just reported on this forum? Four? Five? Maybe more.

Unless you the proper equipment including chartplotter, radar, night vision, familiarity with the area, etc., and you know how to use them, please everyone, just keep it parked. We don't need any more tragedies like this.

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