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post #5 of Old 05-13-2011
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Originally Posted by solman55 View Post
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.

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