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10 People?

Whether it was 9 or 10 people, it was about 5 too many. Can't believe a rental company would have let that many people on board, unless they didn't know.

Don't know the details, but just should serve as a reminder that everyone on your boat should know how to swim or at least be wearing a PFD...especially on a rental...Macgregor...in cold water....with children

Would you drive your car full of people with no doors or seatbelts on the edge of a cliff knowing that one bump or slip could send someone to their death?
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I watch this happening yesterday evening ( out walking the dog ) very sad deal, saw the bodies on the dock and saw the boat this AM at shelter island boatyard, though I thought it was a older 27 it's difinitly a Mac and difinitly overloaded
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Whomever decided to put 10 people on a 25 foot boat, without lifejackets, should be arrested for involuntary manslaugher. If I were the rental company, I'd be cleaning out my shorts about now, after getting off the phone with my attorney.

My sincerest sympathies to the families of the victims.
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There are a bunch of photos of the boat over at SA

Its really strange as it has NJ numbers and a Indiana registration sticker
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Whomever decided to put 10 people on a 25 foot boat, without lifejackets, should be arrested for involuntary manslaugher. If I were the rental company, I'd be cleaning out my shorts about now, after getting off the phone with my attorney.

My sincerest sympathies to the families of the victims.
If indeed it was a rental, hard to imagine it was legit, or in full compliance with CA or local regs...

The boat shows a home port and state registration numbers from New Jersey, coupled with an expiration sticker from Indiana...

From a series of pics of the boat by DA-WOODY over on Sailing Anarchy...

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The boat was 35 feet long not 25'.
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Sad all around, hope the investigation deals with any negligence.
I don,t put the main up if I,m feeling crowded with 4 or 5 on board.
Only have that many life jackets anyway.
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Authorities say a father and son died in a sailing expedition in San Diego Bay that had been organized for people with special needs.

Harbor police Chief John Bolduc says 73-year-old Chao Chen and his son, 48-year-old Jun Chen, died Sunday night after a rented sailboat carrying 10 people capsized in calm water and good weather.

Bolduc says the trip was organized by an Indiana-based nonprofit organization that conducts sailing trips for people with disabilities.
Update. They trailerd the boat from Indiana?
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The boat was 35 feet long not 25'.
Just got done watching LA Times video. The boat really doesn't appear to be 35 ft. It looks like a 26 footer. Initial reports were corrected to say 26 footer.

Jon, very very interesting.
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More Regs?

The boat in the pictures looks more like a MacGregor 25. I owned one and I sure wouldn't let 10 people on board. With the keel up it is very tender and if the keel safety bolt wasn't in it will retract into the trunk if the boat goes over.

Minnewaska is right we really don't need anymore government regs! Have you ever seen them do anything without it ending up a fubar.

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