Originally Posted by solman55
This happens all to often and I am really surprised more people do not die from these things. That rule about capacity is way off and I don't know why people use it, yes the boat may be able to carry x amount of weight if it is properly loaded but when you have ten possibly intoxicated people aboard we all no the weight will all likely be up high and a few waves would probably be enough to topple it over. I do agree it would take a lot to roll the boat but I also have to wonder if the keel was all the way down what kind of boat was it etc. because a few simple mistakes as we have seen time and time again can ruin what was intended to be a nice cruise. I wish them luck but cannot help but agree with that natural selection has a lot to do with it.
When alcohol is involved, all bets are off. It is that simple.
I read, think, and act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest, nor I am here for free sex. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of safe off-shore passage. I am NOT afraid of dying in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.