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    Boating after midnight-I just dont understand-gctid373665

    Another boating tragedy. I don't understand how this could happen, as you should not be going fast enough in darkness on a lake to cause this to happen.

    http://www.accessnorthgeorgia.com/detail.php?n=247816

    #2
    Booze most likely.
    Started boating 1955
    Number of boats owned 32
    Bayliners
    2655
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    3870 presently owned
    Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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      #3
      That's why we crawl at night -- running lights or no running lights, red helm lights, no helm lights, I could hit a log, somebody else's tiny boat with no lights at all, some teenager making out with his girlfriend on a jetski (yeah, story there). Depending on the relative size of these boats it doesn't take much speed to kill somebody blind in the dark. With such sketchy info in the story who knows the circumstances, but very sad.

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        #4
        as you should not be going fast enough in darkness on a lake to cause this to happen.
        That's kind of a pointless sentence. If you hit something, then by definition you were going "too fast," but on the other hand there are marine procedures for running at cruise speed at night. Did these people screw up? Did the other boat not have any lights on? We don't know yet, so it's pretty hard to assess this from the short article linked here.

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          #5
          I love running at night- been doing so for years. It's a special time to enjoy the calm water and beautiful skies. Than being said, when we run at night, we're usually at about sailboat speeds and have at least myself +1 on the flybridge.

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            #6
            I'll run at slowest cruise with a dedicated lookout, and use my spotlight quite liberally. I try to stay away from shore where idiots in bass boats like to troll with no lights.

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              #7
              I also enjoy boating at night, its very relaxing. We normally run 7-8mph but sometimes we run at low cruise speeds, depends on the moonlight and conditions.

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                #8
                Here is the followup

                http://www.accessnorthgeorgia.com/detail.php?n=247816

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