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Old 09-07-2015, 04:03 PM
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:09 PM
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Oops.....that had to destroy that boat.
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:17 PM
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Visibility didn't look that bad

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Nitwits. Lucky they are still alive and they didn't kill anyone else.
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Originally Posted by Brashanic View Post
Visibility didn't look the bad
It did right before they hit the buoy. They are lucky to be alive.
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Originally Posted by v12mac View Post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X3tDbuu7Ms

Not sure if this hit THT yet.
It may have been referenced in THT ...

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...collision.html
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:49 PM
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Nitwits. Lucky they are still alive and they didn't kill anyone else.

It is a charitable event for cancer that runs around Long Island. Stuart broke the record 2 years ago in his 48' boat to have been beat last year by about a minute. He then built a 52 to try and beat the new record. This is a great sport, with great camaraderie and a lot of good people that put much time and effort into making it as safe as possible..but sometimes stuff happens in a big hurry..trust me I know.
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safe as possible at 148 mpg in dense fog without radar, GPS, helmets, or an iota of common sense.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:53 PM
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Nitwits. Lucky they are still alive and they didn't kill anyone else.
I agree! If they did not see that bell, they probably would not have seen me in my dinky 20' CC. Those boats are silly. Little peanus syndrome.
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jassman View Post
It is a charitable event for cancer that runs around Long Island. Stuart broke the record 2 years ago in his 48' boat to have been beat last year by about a minute. He then built a 52 to try and beat the new record. This is a great sport, with great camaraderie and a lot of good people that put much time and effort into making it as safe as possible..but sometimes stuff happens in a big hurry..trust me I know.
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Oh that makes all the difference. I can clearly look past the blatant negligent operation of a hull that runs at ludicrous speed.
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Oh that makes all the difference. I can clearly look past the blatant negligent operation of a hull that runs at ludicrous speed.
That clearly wasn't my point. If you took the time to have read the entire article, and possible understood the event and area and how the event was run...it said it was a clear day that changed to patches of fog quickly. There was a sea plane 1/2-1 mile ahead plotting the course. Whether he chooses to go fast or run that type boat which was at 80% is his business. What happens when fishing for trout..and the weather changes and you are running home faster than you know you should be to beat the storm and something goes wrong...or another example is when all these CC's are in a tournament running all out to get to the hole..does that make it right..that's even more dangerous, boats all side by side and what if the weather changes..Ive read on tht and seen those boats at 35-40mph hit a buoy in the fog..one right in your area..or seen a liquid tie bar come off in biloxi...etc..it's all relative. Stuff happens when we are out on the water. Those boats are designed for a purpose no different than your boat is. This was a sanctioned event with a safety seaplane ahead plotting the course and it disappeared instantaneously, and that's when the accident happened. If he would not have turned the wheel slightly the chance of the bouy coming up the middle of the boat would have killed them. They are very lucky...but that's racing!!

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"We were doing great, way ahead of the record and out of nowhere we ran into fog,” Hayim said. "I looked up at the seaplane, which had the medics in it, and it disappeared into the fog. I looked back down, heard Joey yell ‘Buoy!’ and I saw it right in front of us. If I hadn’t been able to turn the wheel, that buoy would have come right down the center of the tunnel. We could have been killed.”

"I am grateful that no one got hurt, but frustrated that we didn't do what we set out to do,” said Hayim. "We were on pace to break our record. We’re just two boat racers from Long Island, trying to break a record and raise money and hopes for cancer victims.


"I accept full responsibility for what happened,” he continued. "You live by the sword, you die by the sword and we were living by the sword. I am guilty—I was the captain of the ship. I would have received all the glory if it worked, but I have to take the shame and responsibility that it didn’t. Our goal was the same as it’s always been with my racing, to give hope and inspiration to those who are sick. I pledged a certain amount of money to charities and said I would double that if I broke the record. I may double it anyway."


Hayim said he plans to attempt to break his record again in 2016.


"We intended this to be a last dance and raise a lot of money, and it almost ended in tragedy,” Hayim continued. "I will—as I tell my children—count the donuts not the holes, and be grateful for what we have, our lives, and try not to focus on the record. But we were so far ahead—26 minutes from Great Neck to the crash at Plum Gut, averaging 145 to 150 mph.”

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