Like Tree0Likes

Boating accidents over the 4th of July weekend

Old 07-05-2010, 12:04 PM
JB Marshall
Gold Member
J.B. Marshall's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
My Boats: Formula, 382 Fastech - SOLD
Posts: 940

Originally Posted by schnydo View Post
Drunk Father Back Over And Killed 12 Yr Old Daughter
On My Lake

J.B. Marshall is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 12:09 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 470

Originally Posted by db71 View Post
schnydo what lake? I haven't heard yet.
schnydo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 01:15 PM
Airpacker's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Aurora Ontario
My Boats: little cat...BIG MOTOR
Posts: 4,008

I put a total of 40 minutes run time on in 4 days. Drove1.5 miles from the ramp to the cottage thurs. drove back friday for ice and beer. drove back again and parked for the day. Took a little 15 minute romp around early saturday morning before the craizies came out and stayed parked at the dock until 4pm Sunday. Drove back to the ramp and trailerd it home. While I went for the truck, a crew of totally hammered idios tried rafting to my boat and my wife went ballistic on them. They guy parked infront of us started hailing the coppers on the VHF to come and get them. He told me the guy nearly creamed my boat. GRRRRR. Lucky for him I was elsewhere for that 10 minutes I guess.
We never even entertained the idea of heading over to the beach where we go most weekend we are at the cottage. WAY TOO MANY drunk idiots go there on long weekends for my comfort.

Saw some scary stuff right from our dock. Way unsafe passing in the channel, sea lice jumping every wake in every direction possible between boats in the channel, morons pulling kids on tubes in the channel among other boats. We had jerk offs flying past the end of our dock WFO and 30 feet away. Considered using the nail gun for something other than replacing a few dock boards I tell ya.
Just friggin nuts.
Airpacker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 01:23 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 128

I saw the same thing from people at the boat ramp who can't load a 20ft bayliner (45mins) other people with jet skis think the ramp is their own private dock, people running at night with no lights at speed. I saw it all I think the boat will stay parked on the fourth
Sweet Nmocean is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 02:29 PM
OkieTunnel's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
My Boats: 35 Motion "Bring It" is "For Sale", 31 Warlock
Posts: 872

Originally Posted by RHC View Post
Why would you be running 70mph at 300 yards offshore ?? Just trying to connect the dots here!

Whats wrong with running 70mph 300 yards from shore?
OkieTunnel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 03:49 PM
Expensive Date's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: West Creek NJ
My Boats: 05 35 Fountain EX
Posts: 4,220

Yeah really thats 900 ft?
Expensive Date is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 06:59 PM
Charter Member #928
Charter Member
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Lake Murray/Boca Raton
My Boats: Boatless for now
Posts: 647

We had airplanes, helicopters, and a gazillion law enforcement. Pulling people left and right, setting up blockades at coves. Looked like Marshall law. They never seem to pull the idiots. Guess it worked. I was scared to have more then 1 or 2 beers, which if fine, I guess. Still wont ever be able to regulate stupidity or carelessness no matter how many laws you pass.
wigginout is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 08:44 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chickahominy River, VA
My Boats: 2001 Formula 292 Fastech, 1989 Mastercraft Prostar 190, 1960 16' Boston Whaler
Posts: 122

Originally Posted by OkieTunnel View Post
Whats wrong with running 70mph 300 yards from shore?

nothing wrong with it
NautibyNature is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 08:49 PM
VIP Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
My Boats: 1998 Scarab
Posts: 870

Amateur time. I wouldn't even consider getting my boat wet on 4th of July weekend. I'll sit in the A/C and hear about all the knuckleheads, absolutely no offense intended to anyone else, it's just my thing
frankenstein is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 08:54 PM
Gladhe8er's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Fairfield, CT
My Boats: 2005 Active Thunder 28
Posts: 3,693

We had a death after our fireworks on Friday night in Westport CT. A boat from my buddy's club(54 footer) was heading back in the channel and his brother in law was on the bow with a spotlight trying to pick up the buoys. He went to sit on the bow rail and misjudged the height and fell overboard. Right away everyone yelled "Man Overboard" and the driver put the engines in neutral. The props still got him. He was found about 10 minutes later badly dismembered and already dead. We were listening to the police channell on the was not good.
Gladhe8er is offline  
Reply With Quote

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 08:38 AM.

Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.