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post #39 of Old 05-20-2011
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I agree with why the name calling. They were young adults and I agree with probably not intoxicated. (read the same bad accident on the SF Bay with a totally sober large family) I have two kids, adult sons 25 and 22 a non-partier and an outdoors type partier that does like a drink. They grew up around boating and they both know that a 22ft sailboat won't hold 10 people, hence they wouldn't have been on it.
This accident happened to some who were/are good adults that made some bad judgments about a boat that never should have more than 7 persons on board if you want to operate the boat and than I feel that is 2 to many.
10 on my 32' is crowded but we can still sit all on one side without it heeling to much due to its 13,000 lbs boat weight and deep keel weight and not just a 2,500 lbs. tub.
My prayers go out to the families that lost their "kids"

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