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Yet another tragic accident.

#1 User is offline   Brewmaster 

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 08:35 AM

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 11:17 PM

Rule #1: Never operate boat over planing speed at night.

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:47 AM

View PostChiliGringo, on 25 September 2016 - 11:17 PM, said:

Rule #1: Never operate boat over planing speed at night.


unless you're a cruiser and can plane at 15-18mph Posted ImagePosted Image
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:16 AM

View Postmuskey47, on 26 September 2016 - 07:47 AM, said:

View PostChiliGringo, on 25 September 2016 - 11:17 PM, said:

Rule #1: Never operate boat over planing speed at night.


unless you're a cruiser and can plane at 15-18mph Posted ImagePosted Image


I'm guessing they were going a little faster than that.

https://www.bostongl...LzGO/story.html
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:28 AM

View PostBrewmaster, on 26 September 2016 - 09:16 AM, said:

View Postmuskey47, on 26 September 2016 - 07:47 AM, said:

View PostChiliGringo, on 25 September 2016 - 11:17 PM, said:

Rule #1: Never operate boat over planing speed at night.


unless you're a cruiser and can plane at 15-18mph Posted ImagePosted Image


I'm guessing they were going a little faster than that.

https://www.bostongl...LzGO/story.html


That's my whole point...

it's always the go-fasts that you hear hitting things at night and death...

very sad to say the least


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 01:42 PM

View Postmuskey47, on 26 September 2016 - 09:28 AM, said:

View PostBrewmaster, on 26 September 2016 - 09:16 AM, said:

View Postmuskey47, on 26 September 2016 - 07:47 AM, said:

View PostChiliGringo, on 25 September 2016 - 11:17 PM, said:

Rule #1: Never operate boat over planing speed at night.


unless you're a cruiser and can plane at 15-18mph Posted ImagePosted Image


I'm guessing they were going a little faster than that.

https://www.bostongl...LzGO/story.html


That's my whole point...

it's always the go-fasts that you hear hitting things at night and death...

very sad to say the least




The pic shows an upside down center counsel, so not an offshore and obviously not using gps,radar, or looking out. Either way sad to hear, however it happened.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 04:01 PM

View PostSlickcraftjoe71, on 26 September 2016 - 01:42 PM, said:

View Postmuskey47, on 26 September 2016 - 09:28 AM, said:

View PostBrewmaster, on 26 September 2016 - 09:16 AM, said:

View Postmuskey47, on 26 September 2016 - 07:47 AM, said:

View PostChiliGringo, on 25 September 2016 - 11:17 PM, said:

Rule #1: Never operate boat over planing speed at night.


unless you're a cruiser and can plane at 15-18mph Posted ImagePosted Image


I'm guessing they were going a little faster than that.

https://www.bostongl...LzGO/story.html


That's my whole point...

it's always the go-fasts that you hear hitting things at night and death...

very sad to say the least




The pic shows an upside down center counsel, so not an offshore and obviously not using gps,radar, or looking out. Either way sad to hear, however it happened.

Center counsels can be "Go Fasts" too. My dock neighbor owns a center counsel Sunsation that cruises at 82 mph.
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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:18 PM

I would agree
Center helms are like ocean version of a bass boat
Some big twins will haul a$$
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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:37 PM

View PostBig_Z, on 27 September 2016 - 06:18 PM, said:

I would agree
Center helms are like ocean version of a bass boat
Some big twins will haul a$$

I've seen them with quads and quints!
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Posted 27 September 2016 - 07:13 PM

I saw a center helmed boat with trip 300. Crazy amount of power!
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Posted 28 September 2016 - 12:11 PM

A little off topic.
The evolution of the center console is related to the collapse of the drug trade down in South Florida. When the trade moved from South Florida to the Mexico routes, due to pressure from blimps, radars etc, a certain segment of boaters realized there was alot of money to be made bringing in Cubans. I mean alot of money. The center console was required due to people vs contraband. You needed more and more power on this type of boat. After time, the offshore fisher men started to pick them up for runs the Bahamas and the Canyons on the East coast after they saw some of the builders exhibiting them at the Miami show with big multiple engines. Same with the original days in the trade, it was contraband that resulted in offshore boat technology moving forward as it did.

The boat industry back in the day was never like the Big 3. You did not have the cash for R and D. Your R & D was paid for by your clients and his specific requirements. Then after you had a product, others started to have an interest.
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Posted 28 September 2016 - 12:14 PM

Even a cursory glance at the boat in the wreck makes it obvious that it is not any type of high performance hull, but don't let things like facts get in the way of making self-righteous blanket statements. It is so entertaining when people make completely foolish comments while pontificating...
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Posted 28 September 2016 - 06:12 PM

View Postdockrocker, on 28 September 2016 - 12:14 PM, said:

Even a cursory glance at the boat in the wreck makes it obvious that it is not any type of high performance hull, but don't let things like facts get in the way of making self-righteous blanket statements. It is so entertaining when people make completely foolish comments while pontificating...

My buddy has a 22' CC with a hull like that and a 250 Yammy on the back. It tops out at well over 50 MPH which is more than enough speed to end up in a situation like this.
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Posted 28 September 2016 - 08:05 PM

Looking at the pics it had dual 250-300 outboards. That boat would scoot whether it had a performance hull or not. Simple power to weight ratio makes it a wave jumping rocket.


View PostBarty, on 28 September 2016 - 06:12 PM, said:

View Postdockrocker, on 28 September 2016 - 12:14 PM, said:

Even a cursory glance at the boat in the wreck makes it obvious that it is not any type of high performance hull, but don't let things like facts get in the way of making self-righteous blanket statements. It is so entertaining when people make completely foolish comments while pontificating...

My buddy has a 22' CC with a hull like that and a 250 Yammy on the back. It tops out at well over 50 MPH which is more than enough speed to end up in a situation like this.

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 10:19 AM

The boat was a 32' Sea Vee


On their website, it shows:
Power Options
Twin 300hp Top Speed 58mph
Twin 350hp Top Speed 61mph,
Twin 400hp Top Speed 65mph,
Max Power 800hp

Also, there are several reports, like from THIS article, that indicate visibility might have been a complication:

"News photos of the boat involved in Fernandez's death appear to show that it had blue interior lights, a decorative feature that Claus said could have impaired the driver's vision if they were on.

"You're surrounded by all this blue light, and you can't see what's in front of you," Claus said Monday. A boater safety course would have explained the danger, he added."
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