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I don't understand how a sailboat minding his own business, at night with lights on, gets run over by a power boat, and the sailboat is found to be at fault.
It doesn't make any sense.
I hope the Portugese Sailor doesn't read this. He would be having a field day. Stupid Americans.

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This past weekend a 32ft cigarette-style boat with dual 435hp engines ran over a 14ft fishing boat on a lake here in Maine. The two passengers in the 14ft boat were killed - they were trying to watch the meteor shower. The folks in the cigarette boat fell into the water and swam ashore.

While it is unclear whether the 14ft boat had lights on or not, I'm not sure if it matters - the cigarette boat ended up 135 feet away from the lake, in the woods.. the driver then left the boat there (in the woods) and drove home to Massachusetts.

No matter what the laws, I suspect things like this will always happen every once in awhile. Some people just have no concept of safety.
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Some interesting responses to this thread that were not evident on the drinking and boating thread of a few weeks ago. When you make a law that dictates that a certain BAC is prima facie evidence of negligence you get, well, run over by the law, if not a go-fast boat.

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Check out this page and watch the video-

I came across it in this thread
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