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Old 07-05-2004, 06:28 PM
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please remove your comment ,for christ sakes a 7 year old died with his father, i don't know if you have children or not , but i'm sure that every member of this oso family, that has a child , or doesn't- it will make us think and will be stored in some part of memory to be the safest boater you can be. whether it was a 38 or a 16 ft boat , we are all boaters ,(including the blow boats ). many lives have been lost this year doing what we love to do , and for a child to die boating hit's very hard and makes you think, "that coulda been my son and me" i hope his wife can make it through , to lose your husband and son just like that , god bless them.....
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Well Said! May they rest in peace.
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:17 PM
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just saw on the news that the man in the other boat has a broken neck and is real busted up. god bless....
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:42 PM
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Cig1,

Ever have a 6 year old girl die in your arms because Dad ran her over with his boat??

If these reminders keep just one person from having to experience that feeling of total helplessness watching an innocent life slip away, they are worth it.
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Is someone going to post every boating fatality in the country?

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God, I hope so.
Firstly, we should stop and consider, take stock is a good expression and to offer our prayers and thoughts. Second, the only way to try and avoid this terrible stuff is to try and understand it, and act on it if possible. Lastly, often something awful like this means we all take it on the chin and a lot of us are in denial about it...
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Cig1's comment had nothing to do with the fact that a child tragically died.

I took it as a general question that may have been prompted by this specific incident, but was not in reference to this specific incident.

I wondered the same thing to myself, and then decided that the only good that can come from tragic deaths like these is to try to learn how to avoid them.

I hate it when all the speculation starts, but I do appreciate the news coverage, especially links to media sources.

I think that jumping on Cig1 with an assumption of having the moral high ground because of you assume that your sympathy is deeper that his is inappropriate.

My heart also goes out to the family.
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Cig1's comment had nothing to do with the fact that a child tragically died.

i hate when all the speculation starts, but I do appreciate the news coverage, especially links to media sources.

I think that jumping on Cig1 with an assumption of having the moral high ground because of you assume that your sympathy is deeper that his is inappropriate.

My heart also goes out to the family.

no , i just think that people need to know , if it happened in his area i'm sure he would have posted it. i don't hold the moral high ground ,i'm well grounded -period. we post a pic of every boat that hit's trees, or 1's bobbing like corks ,etc. so , should we not post those pics??? we do , because it let's us know accidents happen ,for all types of reasons ,in all types of conditions.
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Hey Open,

I didn't mean anybody in particular with my moral high ground comment, just in general. It sounds like you and I agree... I'm glad that you weren't offended.

Put me in the "I want to hear about it" column.

Since we are all, in one way or another "test pilots"... I think that the info about crashes and mishaps is an essential part of the learning process.
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Cig1's comment had nothing to do with the fact that a child tragically died.

I took it as a general question that may have been prompted by this specific incident, but was not in reference to this specific incident.

I think that jumping on Cig1 with an assumption of having the moral high ground because of you assume that your sympathy is deeper that his is inappropriate.

My heart also goes out to the family.
There is no moral high ground here. People do need to be reminded that we are driving vehicles that have so much more potential to injure / kill people than most of the boaters you see on the water will ever know. If these reminders serve to make one performance boater put on a vest, slow down for a turn, check twice before cutting hard left, they will have accomplished what they were intended to.

Sad part is that as the more visible part of the boating population, we performance boaters are the first ones to be penalized. I see more safety gear in use in performance boats than in family boats, yet the performance boater continues to get dinged by the press and the insurance companies. Something is very wrong...
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