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Old 30-01-2018, 17:40   #31
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Re: Powerboat Smashes Fishermen

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And, yes, in the video they didn't have much time. That's kind of my point. They were all paying attention to their fishing, would be my guess. Only when the boat was already pretty close did the video even start.
You may be right about some small portion of responsibility being attributed to the fishermen.

But I don't know the area. It's entirely possible that it's common for boats to pass relatively close by at speed. On the roads, we don't assume every oncoming car is going to cross over into our lane. On the water, we don't assume every oncoming vessel is going to hit us. By the time that became clear, it was too late to do anything but bail out. I give the fishermen high marks for being observant and for moving so quickly.
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What astounds me is that there were THREE men aboard the Bayliner and none of them were standing watch. At high speed.

That is mind-boggling stupid.
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What astounds me is that there were THREE men aboard the Bayliner and none of them were standing watch. At high speed.

That is mind-boggling stupid.
Imho, so are a lot of Bayliner owners.
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Imho, so are a lot of Bayliner owners.
There, fixed it for you

Seriously, I owned a Bayliner express cruiser for 10 years. Overall best boat I ever owned, for it's intended purpose.

I admit, even aboard my Bayliner, I noticed that a disproportionate number of idiots on the water were operating express cruisers. Frankly I thought there were more SeaRay owners in that category, but I may have been biased.

For the record, the boat in the video was a Trophy, Bayliner's fishing boat line, not an express cruiser.

That said, no one group has a monopoly on stupid operators; sailors, fishermen or just about any other group on the water has their fair share.
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