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Re: Bad yacht accident: two dead (one rescuer)
Hindsight is 20/20. Probably if they actually understood what the conditions where on the bar, they would have been willing to wait for days on the open ocean. I would imagine most boaters figure there will be a few minutes of excitement, then they will be home...
So then, how do you differentiate between what looks like it might be a wild ride, and something that is really dangerous?
If it is the entrance of a bar with a port or marina inside, you ask to the port authorities what are the conditions and their advise. In this case they would have told them that the port was closed for anything smaller than a 100ft boat and would have indicated the next safe harbors.
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Last edited by PCP; 04-11-2013 at 12:53 PM.