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Old 09-08-2008, 02:17 PM
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RIP....Prayers to his family and many friends.

This was my first incounter with the Cumberland Poker Run. With all the fun and excitment that goes on that weekend its easy to forget just how dangerous the water can be for everyone. Sounds like a super guy and hopefully left the boating world with a reminder of what a dangerous hobbie we partake in and our responsibility to safely monitor our boats at every speed and condition.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:38 PM
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Craig
Are thoughts and prayers are with you in your recovery, along with prayers and condolences to Kevin's family and friends.
Rest In Peace Kevin

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Old 09-08-2008, 02:41 PM
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http://lakecumberland.com/forum/view....php?tid=20826

According to reports, a 2003 Skater 36 catamaran based in Greenwood IN flipped on a boat wake while traveling at a speed of around 130 miles per hour.

According to a report from Marine Assist on this forum: "(Sellers) was attempting to pass the boat in the lead."

http://lakecumberland.com/forum/view....php?tid=20824

Trying "to pass the boat in the lead" at 130 mph !!! That's not a "poker run" - its a race. At those speeds it should of never been allowed that close to spectators either, glad none of them got hurt.

Look for the same thing to happen to this event as SOTW - no more.
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Trying "to pass the boat in the lead" at 130 mph !!! That's not a "poker run" - its a race. At those speeds it should of never been allowed that close to spectators either, glad none of them got hurt.

Look for the same thing to happen to this event as SOTW - no more.
So every time I pass a slower boat on the water its now a race..They already explained what happened and he just caught a wake wrong..Read up before you post dumb stuff like this.
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Florida Dan,
i agree also.
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Craig, Matt H called me Saturday evening. I talked to Bob yesterday. Give me a call at the house. I'm pretty sure you have the number. Greg S
HEY GREG , I DONT HAVE YOUR NUMBER BUT WILL GET IT. THANK YOU AND I WILL SEE YOU THIS WEEK.
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Hey Craig glad your doing better. I worked with Kevin for 20+ years through his machine shop. We both started around the same time. And I think you may have worked with my boy at Carter. Your right he wouldnt blame anybody he knew how to live life and had the resorces to do just that. If there is anything I can do to help out please let the family know they can call anytime they have my numbers thanks.. Dan /Countyline Machine
YES I DID WORK WITH YOUR SON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS. STAY IN TOUCH WITH BOB FOR FUNERAL ARGEMENTS.
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Hey Craig glad your doing better. I worked with Kevin for 20+ years through his machine shop. We both started around the same time. And I think you may have worked with my boy at Carter. Your right he wouldnt blame anybody he knew how to live life and had the resorces to do just that. If there is anything I can do to help out please let the family know they can call anytime they have my numbers thanks.. Dan /Countyline Machine
YES I DID WORK WITH YOUR SON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS. STAY IN TOUCH WITH BOB FOR FUNERAL ARGEMENTS. I KNOW HE WOULD WANT YOU THERE.
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Craig, I cannot express how grateful I am that you were not seriously injured on Saturday. My heart goes out to you and Lori through this difficult time.

I am so saddened by Kevin's accident. He was a good friend to me for many years. I will miss our two hour phone conversations, I will miss his sense of humor, I will miss his kindness, I will miss his fearlessness, and mostly I will just miss him. I think the world became a much less interesting place yesterday. My deepest condolences to all who were fortunate enough to know and care about him.

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HEY DIONE . THANK YOU. I KNOW WHAT YOUR FEELING . I CANT STOP GETTING UPSET JUST THINKING ABOUT OUR LOSS. I KNOW I WILL SEE YOU THIS WEEK . PLEASE CALL IF YOU NEED TO TALK
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RIP to Kevin, and speedy recovery to you Craig. kinda at at loss for words, just very sad.
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