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Old 04-22-2019, 06:53 PM
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^^^^^^^^^ x 2
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:19 PM
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Are there no lights or markers at the ends of the jetty's?
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:33 PM
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The jetty was there, if you can't see it then you're probably not paying enough attention, traveling too fast or don't know where you're going. These things can happen to a boater day or night and it's operator error.

Not in any way trying to ignore the tragic loss of life but hope others can learn from it. Accidents happen very easily and far too often. Most accidents could be avoided with a little more care.

Thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones.

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Old 04-22-2019, 07:41 PM
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I agree that ultimately it is operator error, but really how hard is it to light the damn thing? We have the same issue with a jetty in long island that has taken a decent amount of lives, and I have heard that they will not consider lighting it because the second they do, they are admitting guilt and opening the door for lawsuits from old accidents.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by thirdchildhood View Post
All the lights in the world will still blend in with the shore lights. Drive slow after dark. There are buoys also that you don't want to hit.
Going out......lights would be ok.
Returning in, lights would blend with shore lights.


But keep in mind Govt Cut is where cruise ships go in/out daily. This is a huge, deep inlet. That being said, they were celebrating a birthday and were 30+ miles from home running outside up to Hillsboro at 930 at night.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:22 PM
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This is a live Govt. Cut camera. Look at it during the day (rewind the feed) and then look at it at night.

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Old 04-23-2019, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by 302Sport View Post
We have the same issue with a jetty in long island that has taken a decent amount of lives,
Which one is it?
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Indy View Post
Which one is it?
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Jupiter Sunsation View Post
Same jetty killed 3 more people last night:
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/loc...229517334.html
No. One person killed 3 people.....

You canít run at night with the cockpit lit up with alll the LED **** and expect to see. Add SoBe partying and a run out the inlet. Sad as it is, you canít blame the cut.
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Originally Posted by ActiveThunder View Post

No. One person killed 3 people.....

You canít run at night with the cockpit lit up with alll the LED **** and expect to see. Add SoBe partying and a run out the inlet. Sad as it is, you canít blame the cut.
I'd agree with those statements!

As far as the jetty........it didn't move to a new location!
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