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  • The five seconds that can get a boater Into trouble-gctid810466

    From BoatUS.

    "Easy Living"
    2007 Discovery 246, 5.0L MPI, CC, B3
    Boating on the Rappahannock River, Virginia

  • #2
    Not so sure I can agree with this. A boat is unlike a car, our lanes are huge and space fore and aft should be too! We are moving relatively slow. What's next handsfree radio, GPS and fishfinders. Just saying.... I tend my rods while trolling. Scope the area around you.


    • #3
      I try not to do anything that removes any enjoyment I get from being on the water,go slow,watch guages and stay alert to what is going on around me!

      Several years ago I was in the Sacramento deep water channel when I came across a boat that looked like it was setting on the other side of a tule island, something in the back of my small brain said something was wrong,Yep they had been drinking and watching a ball game on T V! They ran aground with enough force that they both took out the bulkhead to the cabin!

      Had to call the CG and the where air lifted to get med attention!

      Internal injuries and broken bones all around! Not fun!

      Stay Safe!

      1995 Maxum 2400 SCR LUNA DE MIEL
      1988 Bayliner 2455 (sold)
      1976 Tahiti 16.5 I/O (sold)
      10 ft livingston (lost in fire )
      1987 18ft. Seaswirl cuddy (lost in fire)
      "Is it better to be on a boat thinking about God, or be in church thinking about boating?"