Like Tree0Likes

Looking for "SeaDoo for Dad" - 108' Sunseeker

Reply
Old 08-26-2009, 10:59 PM
  #151
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Annapolis, MA
My Boats: '96 wellcraft
Posts: 7
Default

The unfortunate involved should not let the passing of time erode the seriousness of the act, let time gone by without restitution be all the more reason to search for conviction, satisfaction and hopefully closure in the process of contacting and confronting the perpetrator/accomplice.

In the hope of preventing a possible repeat offense with possibly more serious results, and if done right maybe some success in also educating the blatantly ignorant, unbelievably arrogant and utterly disrespectful, give some thought to the call you will no doubt make.

A creative and patient approach can be a rewarding strategy. Timing and wording - use some tact and try a 5 AFTER that 4.
Refer to post #131
penny turtle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 11:01 PM
  #152
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Annapolis, MA
My Boats: '96 wellcraft
Posts: 7
Hello "Sea Doo for Dad ?"

The unfortunate involved should not let the passing of time erode the seriousness of the act, let time gone by without restitution be all the more reason to search for conviction, satisfaction and hopefully closure in the process of contacting and confronting the perpetrator/accomplice.

In the hope of preventing a possible repeat offense with possibly more serious results, and if done right maybe some success in also educating the blatantly ignorant, unbelievably arrogant and utterly disrespectful, give some thought to the call you will no doubt make.

A creative and patient approach can be a rewarding strategy. Timing and wording - use some tact and try a 5 AFTER that 4.

Refer to post #131
penny turtle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 08:15 AM
  #153
Diamond Member #001
Charter Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (2)
 
C_Spray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Coastal North Carolina
My Boats: 2000 Formula 382 with Innovation 600's
Posts: 4,789
Default

I sent an email to the US Coast Guard asking them if they had any information regarding this incident. They did not reply - AT ALL.

This month's BoatUS magazine had a small article about waking incidents. I wonder if they will be interested?
__________________
Retired! Boating full-time now.
C_Spray is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 09:24 AM
  #154
Registered
 
Ms PatriYacht's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Waterford, MI
My Boats: Blackthunder & Malibu ski boat
Posts: 5,353
Default

yes, I think it would make a good story and complaints should be filed at the top. I bet if it was a complaint about a go fast the CG would be all over it
Ms PatriYacht is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 09:25 AM
  #155
AT Cult Member #3
VIP Member
 
R Addiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pa.
My Boats: '99 Active Thunder Tantrum
Posts: 20,687
Default

Emailing the CG as we speak.
R Addiction is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 09:47 AM
  #156
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Smarty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pitman, NJ
My Boats: Boatless
Posts: 2,267
Default

Chuck and John,

This is CG contact that may be able to assist you getting satisfaction.

LCDR Patti Mitrowski
Chief, Response Department
SECTOR Baltimore
410-576-2585 work
410-303-5453 cell

Not sure if she will appreciate me posting her contact information, but you need answers.
Smarty is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 11:11 AM
  #157
Diamond Member #001
Charter Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (2)
 
C_Spray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Coastal North Carolina
My Boats: 2000 Formula 382 with Innovation 600's
Posts: 4,789
Default

I gave her organization (USCG) almost a week to answer me and they have not, so post away.

It's not so much me who deserves answers as an individual, but the entire boating community of the upper Chesapeake and, more importantly, the actual victims. While the obligatory payments are being made (held hostage for releases), there is still no word about who was operating the vessel at the time, who it was that flipped off the pursuers, and/or what actions were taken against them. The Coast Guard (and local police) are employed by the taxpayers (us). Therefore, we are the customers and we want our money's worth of answers.

If this incident isn't enough, what DO you have to do to get the USCG and other authorities riled up?
__________________
Retired! Boating full-time now.
C_Spray is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 01:52 PM
  #158
T2x
Allergic to Nonsense
Platinum Member
 
T2x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Granite Quarry, NC
My Boats: 1966 !8' Switzer Wing "Miss Diablo" 1968 Switzer Wing "Dust'n the Wind 2",, 1960 Powercat 15C , 1977 17' Molinari w/Evinrude CCC
Posts: 5,004
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C_Spray View Post
If this incident isn't enough, what DO you have to do to get the USCG and other authorities riled up?
Befriend (pay off) a left wing community organizer/Czar in the Obama administration?
T2x is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 02:35 PM
  #159
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: GLOC
My Boats: Cary 50
Posts: 527
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C_Spray View Post
I gave her organization (USCG) almost a week to answer me and they have not, so post away.

It's not so much me who deserves answers as an individual, but the entire boating community of the upper Chesapeake and, more importantly, the actual victims. While the obligatory payments are being made (held hostage for releases), there is still no word about who was operating the vessel at the time, who it was that flipped off the pursuers, and/or what actions were taken against them. The Coast Guard (and local police) are employed by the taxpayers (us). Therefore, we are the customers and we want our money's worth of answers.

If this incident isn't enough, what DO you have to do to get the USCG and other authorities riled up?
The whole thing sucked and thank God no one was killed or permanently injured. With that stated, I hope those people damaged by this incident have a good definition of what win means to them. If win is they get made whole for their damages, it sounds like that is happening. And of course they would have to sign releases.

If win means dragging the owner and captain of this yacht out for a public flogging - right or wrong, that probably isn't going to happen.
rbhudelson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 03:06 PM
  #160
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
FuelinAround's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Owensboro, KY
My Boats: Sonic 31SS
Posts: 1,573
Default

Tragedy but my what a pretty boat....people don't realize how much damage their wake can do if they never owned a small boat....I used to have a 17 ft'er and if a duck swam by I was grabbing on to something. Makes you respect the smaller boats more for sure. Hope everyone is ok!
FuelinAround is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.