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Old 12-10-2010, 10:55 AM
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I'm sure the song sounds pretty good with music, but the lyrics read pretty prejudiced to me. I don't know the story of the accident, but the words have the "cigarette" guilty, and running with no lights on. Maybe I'm wrong, but I find this offensive. I'm not referring to the accident, someone got killed and someone should pay the price, I just don't like the assumption that a "cigarette" caused the accident. The boat has now been found, ( sort of ), and maybe we can see what kind of boat it was. If it's not a "Cigarette", or anything even remotely similar, I want a revised version of the song. Maybe something like " I'm a moron and jump to conclusions". Sorry, I tell it like I feel it. ( I'm not just defending Cigarette, It's all the idiots that call every "Go-Fast" a Cigarette)
Would it make you feel better if the boat that turns up is a 1998 30' scarab sport?

Zerox, Kleenex, Coke, Band-aid, Weed-eater, Jacuzzi......Cig should be very happy and proud there name is the "Zerox" off the high performance boating world.

I only get upset when people call the "cigar" boats
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:01 AM
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I agree the song suggests that the cigarette is guilty, and it suggests that it was a cigarette, most likely based on a generalization. But from what I was told it was written based on eye wittness reports of what happened that night. Scary that it looking to be accurate.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:32 PM
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With all due respect to those poor kids.
It’s the same old poor fisherman Vs the evil power boaters. All it takes is one 27 year old blasting around in his boat after dark to make us all look bad.
And I don’t think it was a big power boat. I mean the guy buried the whole thing.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:03 PM
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looks like the guy had some equipment handy..you never know they may only find little tiny bits and pieces of it...
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Would it make you feel better if the boat that turns up is a 1998 30' scarab sport?

Zerox, Kleenex, Coke, Band-aid, Weed-eater, Jacuzzi......Cig should be very happy and proud there name is the "Zerox" off the high performance boating world.

I only get upset when people call the "cigar" boats
http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/crime/T...-clues-on-land 16' cig?
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:54 PM
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He was probably running one of them big high HP 15 outboards in a '9.9' engine cover...

This is a tragic accident, but the fact "Cigarette boats" are blamed for every unsolved boating accident is really getting old.
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He's not being charged with murder, he's being charged with manslaughter. Given that the boat was 16' I doubt it was a Cig. It doesn't even sound like an offshore, but I guess it could be a mini...

Given the size of the boat I doubt it was a huge deal with an ins. co., but you never know. I know if I killed someone with a boat I certainly wouldn't report it stolen.

Not to be morbid, but I can't believe the guy didn't burn the damn thing... You can burn a 16' boat in a good campfire in one night... Good thing criminals are stupid...


In any event, the song sounds like it is completely false. It predicts a lack of justice (wrong) due to a lot of money (wrong), a house on the water (again wrong), and a large boat (again, wrong).

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