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    Fisherman caught on video jumping into water to avoid death sues boat driver

    http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-no...man_jumps.html
    Mocoondo
    2002 Bayliner 195 Capri
    Mercruiser 5.0L V8 / Alpha I Gen II
    MMSI: 338091755

    #2
    Holy CRAP!!!!!!
    Vic Stewart SN
    Past Commander
    Cape Fear Power Squadron
    Ft Myers Power Squadron
    1998 2859 7.4 L/B2
    Raw water cooled

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      #3
      Custom CNC Design And Dash Panels

      iBoatNW

      1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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        #4
        Holy crap X2, so glad they didn't get killed.
        Dave
        Edmonds, WA
        "THE FIX"
        '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
        (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
        The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
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          #5
          Uh, there shouldn’t be a lawsuit because nobody was “hurt badly”? How about getting their medical bills paid? $372,500 sounds about the size of medical plus the attorney fees. IMO inability to see over your bow means you need to mitigate that problem by slowing down or posting a watch. The trophy operator was negligent, and the guy that sued is going for what appears to be a reasonable amount. My laminectomy an fusion of L4-L5 surgery last August bills were over $100,000 for example.
          P/C Pete
          Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
          1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
          Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
          1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
          MMSI 367770440
          1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
          Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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            #6
            Holy MACKEREL!!!
            CapMartin, Montr├®al
            "Belle de Dalhousie"
            1986 3270
            Volvo BB225B

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              #7
              Not that the outcome of a trial would be different but good thing they had a camera going. Sure is going to make things easier. Its pretty obvious what happened and who was at fault. Pretty tough to lie your way out of that one.
              1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
              twin 454's
              MV Mar-Y-Sol
              1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
              Twin chevy 350's inboard
              Ben- Jamin
              spokane Washington

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                #8
                The news article I read, if you can believe anything anymore, said the big boat was a 31’ Bayliner.
                Jim Gandee
                1989 3888
                Hino 175's
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                  #9
                  The article above says it was a Bayliner Trophy, don't think they ever made a 31 in that model and most likely a 21. One thing for sure is it is a Trophy as this is easily seen in the video.
                  Cheers, Hans
                  2007 Carver 41 CMY
                  Twin Volvo D6-370
                  Montreal, Canada
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                    #10
                    Bayliner model looks for be Trophy 2802
                    Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

                    http://www.chart.state.md.us/video/v...50fa36c4235c0a

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by msd58 View Post
                      Bayliner model looks for be Trophy 2802
                      That's what it is. Looks to be a 1998 or a 1999 based on the waterline stripe that you get a quick glimpse of.
                      Matt Train
                      BOC Site Team
                      Chicagoland, IL

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                        #12
                        If you missed this, Click image for larger version

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                        Tally and Vicki
                        "Wickus" Meridian 341
                        MMSI 338014939

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                          #13
                          Son in law shouldn't have been so complacent letting that fool drive the boat.
                          Esteban
                          B-ham!
                          Former Bayliners 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by talman View Post
                            If you missed this, Click image for larger version

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                            Saw that too Talley, just imagine what a spinning prop could do to a person
                            Those guys definatly chose the correct side to bail.
                            Dave
                            Edmonds, WA
                            "THE FIX"
                            '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                            (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                            The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                            Misc. projects thread
                            https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                            • Nauti_Mike
                              Nauti_Mike commented
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                              I picked up on this the first time I viewed the video, really scary.

                            • Solandri
                              Solandri commented
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                              If you're not squeamish, you can find propeller injuries with google image search. They are not pretty.

                              If you freeze frame the second camera's video just before the boat takes out the camera, the guy is still in the process of jumping off as the boat passes. His foot is visible just inside the gunwale (must've slipped backwards as he jumped) about 10 inches from the hull of the other boat. This was a split second away from being a fatal accident.

                            #15
                            I would never just sit there watching a boat come at me like that. Fire up and start a 90 degree escape, screw the gear let it drag or sink. I can’t tell you how often I’ve fired up and moved over the years when some twit started getting too close. Also consider this, life jacket. I’d have lost that thing before going over the side. You can easily step over and go straight down and stay there till that monster passes. It only takes a few seconds and if your head is over a foot down you’re probably safe. Hop in wearing that vest and you are stuck sitting there waiting to be turned into strip steak Slight chance of
                            drowning sure but it’s a chance I’d take.
                            Also I’d consider that tale of not being able to see over the bow pure poo. Watch the video closely. Idiot man was on flat on plane since before they first started watching him. He just wasn’t looking where he was going. Just another idiot like the ones on the road, no different just less of them.

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                            • Nauti_Mike
                              Nauti_Mike commented
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                              From the video I don’t think there was time to fire up there engine and get the boat moved. Not sure if they were anchored as well. I would have jumped sooner if possible.
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