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Old 08-22-2011, 09:42 AM
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Default Man Dies from Rogue Wave Aboard a 70 Ft Mystic

Came across this article in my local blog/online newpaper.

http://www.westportnow.com/index.php...ews_boat/#more

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That's horrible.... Condolences
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I remember that boat build.
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Bad news.

Sick boat.

12' wave doesn't seem like a deal breaker in a 70 foot boat to me?
It would definitely be uncomfortable but from the sounds of the story it really did a number on the crew. The article was vague though, maybe the hit it at speed, not paying attention?

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Bad news.

Sick boat.

12' wave doesn't seem like a deal breaker in a 70 foot boat to me?
It would definitely be uncomfortable but from the sounds of the story it really did a number on the crew. The article was vague though, maybe the hit it at speed, not paying attention?

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Well, if you look at the pic in the article there is no glass windshield.... so was that something added after the fact? I think a 12 ft wave coming over the bow of a 70 fter is enough to knock you out of the boat especially w/out the windshield. I'd like to see if I can find a pic with the windshield.
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If you look the pics on the Mystic website, it looks like there is a retractable windshield (might be fixed?)...don't know that it would offer all that much protection in a situation like this, especially if you are not standing right behind it.
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R,I,P Our condolences go out to the familys involved.
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Well, if you look at the pic in the article there is no glass windshield.... so was that something added after the fact? I think a 12 ft wave coming over the bow of a 70 fter is enough to knock you out of the boat especially w/out the windshield. I'd like to see if I can find a pic with the windshield.
Agreed.

But how the hell did it get to that point? You see the layout of the boat, there's 35-40' of bow. Even the slightest bit of heads up seeing it last minute I'd think the boat should be able to brush a 12'er off no prob.

I've crashed my 22' through series of 6-7' whale watch boat wakes before w/o issues.

I'm not trying to downplay the loss of a life, it just isn't making full sense to me.
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Agreed.

I've crashed my 22' through series of 6-7' whale watch boat wakes before w/o issues.
That's half the size of the 12 footer plus there's probably a trough that makes it even bigger. That boat doesn't seem like it's more than 6 above the water line. I wouldn't want a 12' coming at me...I turn around when the water gets above 5'.
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