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Old 03-04-2009, 02:30 PM
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There's a bad idea..... Best wishes to the family's
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Never give up hope and always stay with the vessel.

Hope for the best and plan for the worst.

RIP.
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I can only speculate that the gulf wasn't too bad when they went out. I know from experience I've seen that part of the gulf go from flat calm to wicked nasty in about 5 minutes! What was a 1 hour run out, turned into a 6 hour salt bath on the way in. It ain't fun.
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Just goes to show you cannot buy smarts.
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You can pick the weather you go out in. You can't pick the weather you try to come home in.
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21 feet to be exact.
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and anchored....
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Did the boat have mechanical problems??
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
Did the boat have mechanical problems??
Based on the picture I saw it looked like the motor was put on upside down.
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
Based on the picture I saw it looked like the motor was put on upside down.
That's wrong, man...

They were just caught up in the fishing it seems, and didn't take note of the weather. We've all done it.
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
Based on the picture I saw it looked like the motor was put on upside down.


excuse him he's a junior member
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Originally Posted by blueh20pc View Post
That's wrong, man...

They were just caught up in the fishing it seems, and didn't take note of the weather. We've all done it.
I have absolutely no opinion, criticism or commentary on what happened to the gentlemen. Shit happens everyday and people die. It's a shame but it's been going on for a million years.

RW asked about a mechanical problem. The pic of the prop sticking out of the water made me think "yeah, they had a mechanical problem, the forking boat was upside down".....my bad for joking about the turtled boat.
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
I have absolutely no opinion, criticism or commentary on what happened to the gentlemen. Shit happens everyday and people die. It's a shame but it's been going on for a million years.

RW asked about a mechanical problem. The pic of the prop sticking out of the water made me think "yeah, they had a mechanical problem, the forking boat was upside down".....my bad for joking about the turtled boat.
I know, and I didn't rag on you hard, Dave. Those guys just got caught by the sea. Happens everyday. They died fishing, seems it was what they loved to do from the news reports. I can only hope to be so lucky when my time comes.

You go out, I go out, it could be us. I just didn't know the context you were speaking in.
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Originally Posted by blueh20pc View Post
I know, and I didn't rag on you hard, Dave. Those guys just got caught by the sea. Happens everyday. They died fishing, seems it was what they loved to do from the news reports. I can only hope to be so lucky when my time comes.

You go out, I go out, it could be us. I just didn't know the context you were speaking in.
Roger that.
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It was a tragic accident but I know when I go out I look at the forecast for not only that day but the upcoming days to get an idea as to what might happen out there. If they are calling for 2-3 today and 2-3 tomorrow than it will most likely be a nice day. If they are calling for 2-3 in the morning and building to 5-6 in the afternoon I know its going to get rough and stay home or pay real close attention to the wind, weather, and waves. Just my opinion and I hate that this happened.
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10-4 on getting all of the wx info possible. I never believe the wave forecast always add another 2-3 and keep the radio on CG chanel!
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Originally Posted by blueh20pc View Post

They were just caught up in the fishing it seems, and didn't take note of the weather. We've all done it.

No, we haven't. That's why we are here posting to the forum, and they are floating along the bottom of the ocean as crab food.
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A darn shame
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It is truly tragic what happened to them and my prayers go out to the families of those lost, but I still can get out of my head why they would chose to go out in those conditions. I have been out before where an afternoon thunderstorm has popped up and turned good conditions into bad very quickly, but never with it already being forecast to be as bad as those guys went out in.

It is truly a shame they didnt use better judgement..
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Originally Posted by trrooster View Post
It is truly tragic what happened to them and my prayers go out to the families of those lost, but I still can get out of my head why they would chose to go out in those conditions.

It is truly a shame they didn't use better judgement..
A couple of my best friends had the same thing happen to them, but they got to be the rescuers. Fishing 30 miles off St. Pete w/ a known front coming in. They pulled their chit later than they should have and headed in, in building seas. About 20 miles out they came upon a turtled ~20' BW with two guys trying desperately to stay on the overturned hull. The guys were already hypodermic(after ~30min) and exhausted so they put them in the cabin in a couple of sleeping bags. One guy proceeded to puke all over the inside of the cabin so they returned to the marina the next day to help clean up the boat, and share stories over some brewskies.

Turns out, in BOTH cases it was having friends come to visit from out of town, w/ a short window of opportunity, that put them out-there against their better judgement. My freind still gets a Xmas card every year and that was 12 years ago.

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