Boat runs over fishermen!

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  1. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

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    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
  2. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    Yes, I saw it posted on FB..... WOW & WTF !!!!
     
  3. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

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    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Wow. I saw that on the news tonight.
     
  4. Skuza

    Skuza Active Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Lake St Clair, MI
    400 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizons
    That is SCARY!!! Maintain lookout! It’s easy to become passive by the self driving nature of a boat and this is a reminder to stay off the phones and electronics!
     
  5. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

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    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 340 Sundancer
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine C80
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Holy crap. Absolutely no excuse for that! Very lucky no one was killed. I hope they get every penny, and the guy in the other boat should never be allowed to drive a boat again. Never take your eyes off the water.
     
  6. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    The only justification I can see is the person was single handed and had a heart attack....Otherwise, I'd like to understand their explanation....
     
  7. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

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    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    I can’t believe it didn’t kill the fisherman. They are super lucky.
     
  8. skunkman

    skunkman Member

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    May 27, 2014
    Longboat Key
    Looking for 330 Sundancer
    350 twins
    Very good reaction by all three fisherman. Looks like he was moving fast with his bow pretty high. On the intracoastal I encounter fisherman all of the time smack dab in the middle of high speed channels. For that reason I always have my eyes on the water and a second pair of eyes most of the time from my wife. As stated above - no excuses for this.
     
  9. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Unfortunately, that’s a scenario I can see happening around here frequently. Especially on summer weekends when the water is more crowded.
     
  10. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

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    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    For me it's usually the other way around.

    I like staying out late and cruising back to the marina late at night or early morning and see bass boats zig zagging all over the place and some in the middle of the channel w/o lights on.

    It's frustrating at times.

    I'm surprised more boat to boat collisions don't occur around the chattanooga area.
     
  11. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    That is crazy, talk about getting run over! - I've had bass boats come pretty close to me on LKN, close enough to hit me with their spray. Most of those guys are ok, but occasionally you get the SOB who has his 300hp metaflake Triton rocket and just wants to be the boss or too caught up in fishing to realize they don't own the lake. I just tell them they are #1 and stay out of their way.
     
  12. trflgrl

    trflgrl Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Jun 23, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    1989 Sundancer 300
    Twin 350 Merc/Alpha 1 Gen 1; Quicksilver 4.0 gen
    Sounds like the cruiser's captain was honest: "Larsen told investigators he couldn’t see where he was driving since he was sitting down. Larsen, who uses a motorized scooter on land, admitted that he probably should’ve been standing at the time, according to a sheriff’s report obtained by the Oregonian."

    Hopefully that will be a slam dunk for the prosecutor in criminal court and the plaintiff(s) in civil court.
     
  13. TitanTn

    TitanTn Member

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    Jul 12, 2015
    Chattanooga, TN
    1986 Saltare, 1987 300 Weekender, 1998 400 Express
    454 direct drive; twin 350s, twin 3116TA
    I agree completely that the boat driver in the video is to blame. But I also agree with Little Ducky as well. Many times I have encountered multiple fishing boats anchored in the channel with no lights (crowding around "hot" fishing spots). Sometimes there's no where for me to go and stay within the channel. And I'm also having to figure this out with some boats not having lights on.

    It takes effort from everyone to make sure we share the water safely.
     
  14. wayne0

    wayne0 Member

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    May 4, 2014
    Newburyport, Ma.
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 ltr.V-drives
    I have to say, there are a lot of nit-wit fishermen that anchor in the Merrimack River channel. Boy, do they get pissed when a 30-45 footer blasts by them. The harbor master is always telling them to get out of the channel. It's a full time job, dealing with those jackasses.
     
  15. trflgrl

    trflgrl Member SILVER Sponsor

    881
    Jun 23, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    1989 Sundancer 300
    Twin 350 Merc/Alpha 1 Gen 1; Quicksilver 4.0 gen
    Took my 12 year old nephew for his boater safety certification Sat morning and that video was one of the "what not to do" examples they used.
     

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