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Old 07-16-2011, 06:34 PM
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sounds like probably 2 dead ...
early reports .. "go fast ..flipped..one dead one unkown"

I hate to say it but sounds like a summer "yahoo" indecent.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:05 PM
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One man died after the boat he was traveling in capsized this afternoon off Boston Light, State Police said.

State Police Spokesman David Procopio said another man was seriously injured and transported by Life-Flight Helicopter from Hull to a Boston area hospital.

The victims were transported separately by an Environmental Police boat and a US Coast Guard boat to Pemberton Pier in Hull, Procopio said. One of them was pronounced dead at Hull.

Procopio said the two men were ejected from the 27- to 30-foot-long speed boat that “broke apart and capsized for reasons still under investigation.”

Earlier police reports suggested that there had been a three-boat collision, but after further investigation, State Police said there was “no indication that boats collided”.

There were a total of three boats in the area; one that capsized, a pleasure craft, possibly containing friends of the victims, and a harbor cruise boat, Procopio said.

Environmental Police Sergeant Robert Akin said the Nora Victoria, a Boston Harbor Cruise ship, assisted at the scene. Procopio also said the cruise ship helped coordinate the exact location of the boat.

Akin said the water in the area is approximately 60 feet deep.

US Coast Guard Lieutenant Joe Klinker said a bystander on the other boat jumped into the water to help the injured boat operator until officials arrived.

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Old 07-16-2011, 07:19 PM
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I was there and saw it happen. They hit a big wave going way too fast...they landed in the middle of a wave on the way down which jolted the boat and ejected them/destroyed boat..it then sank...
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:18 PM
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:01 PM
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That's so sad. Born and raised in Hull...
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:12 PM
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Anyone know the make and model of the boat??
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Originally Posted by tmhxt6 View Post
Anyone know the make and model of the boat??
This happened literally behind my home. I dont know the man who died personally but was an acquaintance of a friend of mine.
I understand it was a mid 70's Magnum (27' or 30' ?) that had i/o's and the owner pulled them and put twin 300 Hp outboards on a bracket a few years back. He was NOT a novice boater and had actually offshore raced some 20 or so years ago.
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There were huge wakes out there yesterday. I couldn't even see the boats that made them. It makes ya wonder how many accidents these boats cause . The boats are so far off when the wakes hit, they don't even know the death and distruction they cause.
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Originally Posted by captpjt View Post
This happened literally behind my home. I dont know the man who died personally but was an acquaintance of a friend of mine.
I understand it was a mid 70's Magnum (27' or 30' ?) that had i/o's and the owner pulled them and put twin 300 Hp outboards on a bracket a few years back. He was NOT a novice boater and had actually offshore raced some 20 or so years ago.
Yep you got it right. Customer of the marina I keep my boat in. Good guy. twin 300 XSs on them. Knew how to drive that boat like a champ. Sad. Hopefully the passenger makes it through.
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A Hingham man killed in a boating accident Saturday night near Boston Light in Boston Harbor was remembered yesterday as an avid boater without “a mean bone in his body.”
“He was very social and always talking about a different buddy of his, because he had different buddies wherever he was,” said Nick Spirito, 26, about his father, Michael Spirito, 58, who was in his prized Magnum “High Life” when it broke apart and capsized. “He didn’t have a mean bone in his body. He provided for us very well.”
Nick Spirito said his father owned the 27-foot cigarette boat for nine years.

“It was his pride and joy,” Spirito said.

A second person on board suffered life-threatening injuries, and the accident remains under investigation.
Michael Spirito’s daughter Lisa, 23, said, “He was a simple man who just liked being on his boat, being with his kids, being with his friends. Being outside made him happiest.”

Meanwhile in Marshfield, rescue crews searched yesterday for a man who fell overboard Saturday night off Brant Rock. Justin McDonald, 22, of Marshfield was charged with drunken boating after apparently hitting a jetty, sending both men into the water, police said. McDonald, who posted $10,000 bail yesterday, will be arraigned today in Plymouth District Court. McDonald, who police said was rescued by a kayaker, could not be reached for comment.
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The marshfield accident was the worst. Everyone in town knew the boys and the parents. It happened in broad daylight on a Saturday afternoon.

So many of us as kids made stupid mistakes coming back from the spit. Fortunately we made it home. Sadly, one of these kids did not.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:18 PM
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A somber day and good safety reminder to all of us. It appears there are extensive postings on the Mr Spirito and the High Life crash from witnesses, plus those who knew him and his boat well, in the Offshore Only online forums
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The incident at Brant Rock just proves even more booze and boats don't mix! I seen, witnessed a few drunken related moments at Green Harbor over the years, esp fights amongst people on the same boat!
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The Marshfield accident sounds like it was alcohol that caused it but don't jump the gun. I have a source very close to the case that told me that the steering pin snapped. They were a mile from the jetty that they have been rumored to hit.
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"The boats are so far off when the wakes hit, they don't even know the death and distruction they cause."

Seems to me that a 27-30 foot deep v hull ought to be able to handle most wakes, and if the wake is so big it is dangerous (like one caused by a freighter offshore) the driver should slow down. If a how at is not in a no-wake zone how is it to blame?
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Originally Posted by captpjt View Post
This happened literally behind my home. I dont know the man who died personally but was an acquaintance of a friend of mine.
I understand it was a mid 70's Magnum (27' or 30' ?) that had i/o's and the owner pulled them and put twin 300 Hp outboards on a bracket a few years back. He was NOT a novice boater and had actually offshore raced some 20 or so years ago.
35 year old go fast boat that's been modified. How long can a hull like that last with the beating they take? Would be nice to see the results of the investigation.
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The marshfield boat was cruising down the beach way to close to the rocks. Several of my neighbors were on the beach and said "he's going to hit a rock". It was a full moon low tide and minutes later kids are in the water.
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Originally Posted by hottoddie View Post
35 year old go fast boat that's been modified. How long can a hull like that last with the beating they take? Would be nice to see the results of the investigation.

while a 35 year old boat.....a Magnum was considered a "brick-chithouse" back in the day. Being a heavy boat with twin 300's it probably was capable of 60-65 mph WOT and cruised around 40. If the captain didn't see the wake coming and luck is not on your side it could be ugly.

Just 2 weeks ago I was a passenger in a 25 ft boat running about 40-45 and the driver didn't notice the wake from a 50 ft searay that had passed a couple minutes earlier. The boat did fine but I was surprised that HE was surprised by the wakes. Sometimes in big broad areas of water you just don't notice a wake coming (I hit a container ship wake at 60 years ago that I had no idea was there...luckily without issue)

Here's a pic of those wakes.......of roughly 60 boats that hit the wakes that day, roughly 10 of us didn't see them coming (this is a buddies pic from the helicopter that day)


As stated, the magnum owner is being discussed heavily on performance boat sites and was apparently an ex-racer with many years experience and many friends.
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UPDATE:

A body recovered in the ocean off Brant Rock in Marshfield last night may be that of a young man who fell into the water during a July 16 boat crash, police said.
The boat’s driver, Justin McDonald, 22, was rescued by a kayaker, but his passenger, Zac Woods, 23, wasn’t found at the time.
McDonald has since pleaded not guilty to charges of operating a boat while intoxicated.

The body was found late yesterday by a recreational diver who called state police.
The Massachusetts State Police Dive Team, Marine Section, Crime Scene Services Section and the Plymouth County State Police Detective Unit were involved in the recovery
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Originally Posted by bwhaler240 View Post
I was there and saw it happen. They hit a big wave going way too fast...they landed in the middle of a wave on the way down which jolted the boat and ejected them/destroyed boat..it then sank...
Was he jumping the wake of the Harbor Cruise boat?
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