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Old 06-02-2009, 08:51 AM   #6
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RE: Tragic Boating accident

Keith, we had the same thing happen in the Lydua Anne channel near Port A. The tow had nosed up into the sand for the night and we couldn't figger it out. There were 4 of us on the flybridge with a very good radar and spotlight. We all agreed to go around the left side and leave him to starboard. When the radio crackled to life it was the tow captain watching us and asking us what we were doing....he called us by name because we had talked to him on the outbound. We told him what we were doing. ANd he said that he hoped we had wheels on that boat because you are gonna need them going around my bow....it is in the sand!!!! Whoops!!!

Like you said, at 35mph it would have been game over.
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