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Old 06-10-2011, 06:46 AM
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Its sad that alot of fellow boaters on here don't know the details but are quick to bash when something like this happens.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:49 AM
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the problem at night on lake michigan is that you focus on the lights on shore and aim for your destination. before you know it, there is a buoy,break wall or other obstructions you end up on top of. i have not personally had any mishaps but can easily understand how it happens. during the day you look at it asking what kind of idiot can run into that, night time is a whole different story.
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Combine with boating inexperience and/or no knowledge of your surroundings at night = TROUBLE.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:42 AM
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Indiana has a speed limit after dark.

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Sec. 8. Subject to section 9 of this chapter, a person may not operate a boat during the period between sunset and sunrise at a speed greater than ten (10) miles per hour.

New boater probably did not know or take a class

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Nothing safe or legal is happening at 3:45 am. Just like you never went to an ATM machine at 3 AM for a "good" reason... LOL
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Nothing safe or legal is happening at 3:45 am. Just like you never went to an ATM machine at 3 AM for a "good" reason... LOL
Ya never know If your buddy was rideing in a Cig stuffed/spun out,all of the above and was being towed back in riding on the bottom V.If it was late and was far out it would take awhile to be towed back in and could be in the AM,They may had a reason/excuse Ya never know


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Its not just the big lakes that are dangerous, I've been boating for 20 yrs and just bought a 38 ft cruiser and was bringing it from west palm bch fl to clear water fl and ran out of daylight, i thought well i'll go easy and keep going, then it started to rain and get rough . I couldn't see chit, got disoriented and headed for lights on the shore. It turned out to be a freakin black cargo ship all lit up, very scary and i felt like i didn't know crap about boating. best to get familiar with your new rig before a night ride.
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Give the guy a break....from the picture he DID still have his starboard bumpers on...he was ready for impact
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Its sad that alot of fellow boaters on here don't know the details but are quick to bash when something like this happens.
I don't think people are trying to bash. Just letting others know that ya need to know exactly where your at at night......and keep the speeds down. It's all to easy to make mistakes at night.



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Give the guy a break....from the picture he DID still have his starboard bumpers on...he was ready for impact
the boats a wreck but his trailer will get your boat to the water without incident
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the boats a wreck but his trailer will get your boat to the water without incident
Lol burn! Maybe he will lease it to me until my new manning is done
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