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Old 24-02-2015, 12:57   #16
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Too much money and not enough brains....
Any time I see these boats sporting multiple engines with 3-digit HP, that's the first thought that comes to my mind. Probably misanthropic, but also probably 99% true. pete
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re: Boat Propels into Restaurant in Fl

Reminds me of another case, an Unsolved Mystery, that occurred on Lake Lewisville (north of Dallas), that had a fast "cigarette" style boat hitting another boat, causing terrible injury. The culprit boat "hit and ran" and was not identified (no charges) but the suspicion was that it was owned/driven by a local wealthy athlete.

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"17 June 1995 Stephanie Booker was in a boat on Lake Lewisville in Texas. She and two friends were headed toward Charlie’s Pier 121 Marina when a cigarette styled boat hit the rear of their craft and sped away. She remembers seeing the hull before its propeller struck her and reported she could feel her face being ripped off. Her face was almost cut into three parts. She was life flighted to Methodist Medical Center in Dallas. This accident was covered many more times in the media over the next few years, including coverage of legal actions, efforts to identify the hit and run boat and/or boat operator, a surprise search of about 3,000 boats at the Lake in July 1995, searching for wreckage on the lake bottom, possible involvement of a professional athlete, expiration of time limits to find the hit and run, the case being on a television program called ‘Unsolved Mysteries”, etc..
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Old 24-02-2015, 13:47   #18
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"Alcohol was not a factor.."
But clearly stupidity was!
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Old 24-02-2015, 13:53   #19
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The brakes failed!
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Old 24-02-2015, 14:28   #20
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Reminds me of another case, an Unsolved Mystery, that occurred on Lake Lewisville (north of Dallas), that had a fast "cigarette" style boat hitting another boat, causing terrible injury. The culprit boat "hit and ran" and was not identified (no charges) but the suspicion was that it was owned/driven by a local wealthy athlete. It is amazing that one can find ANYTHING on the internet now: High Profile Propeller Accidents :: Propeller Guard Information Center "17 June 1995 Stephanie Booker was in a boat on Lake Lewisville in Texas. She and two friends were headed toward Charlie’s Pier 121 Marina when a cigarette styled boat hit the rear of their craft and sped away. She remembers seeing the hull before its propeller struck her and reported she could feel her face being ripped off. Her face was almost cut into three parts. She was life flighted to Methodist Medical Center in Dallas. This accident was covered many more times in the media over the next few years, including coverage of legal actions, efforts to identify the hit and run boat and/or boat operator, a surprise search of about 3,000 boats at the Lake in July 1995, searching for wreckage on the lake bottom, possible involvement of a professional athlete, expiration of time limits to find the hit and run, the case being on a television program called ‘Unsolved Mysteries”, etc..

This is a horrible incident.

We had an elderly fisherman who died on the lake I sail in Central New York. It was a hit and run..

The fisherman's boat was plowed over by the motorboat. This occurred in the very dimly lit hours of the morning.
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That's one failed "bar crossing" the skipper won't forget in a hurry!
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Back in '06 a 50' Sea Ray, in heavy fog, ran over a 31' charter fishing boat out of Tarpon Springs. It was reported the Sea Ray was traveling around 30 mph & was on auto pilot. The fishing boat had 4 people on it & was pretty much cut in half. One woman was seriously injured & later died.


Driving this boat into a restaurant seems funny but make no mistake, idiots like this will flat out kill you if you cross their path in the fog.
No kidding. If he couldn't avoid hitting the State of Florida, what chance would a cruising boat or fisherman in his path have had?
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So he can afford a $500,000 boat, but not a simple chartplotter with good navionics? What a tool..

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No kidding. If he couldn't avoid hitting the State of Florida, what chance would a cruising boat or fisherman in his path have had?
That's funny
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Re: Boat Propels into Restaurant in Fl

The owner was not at the helm, a local fishing guide was and has been cited for negligence. Yes he had radar and GPS but apparently wasn't using them. At an estimated 50 - 60 mph he missed a turn in the channel.

Apparently he has received safety and speeding citations in the past. The coast guard is going to investigate to determine if he should keep his license.

It's all over the local news here in Tampa area.

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He is a fishing guide, knows way better! Fog should slow you down not throttle up!
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“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”


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You misspelled that "tool" it's spelled FOOL!
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