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Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

A lot of people keep mentioning alcohol, that might not be the case it seems to be just ANOTHER case of not knowing how to sail especially in cold weather conditions.
I would blame it on both brains.
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Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

Wondering if the frostbite fleet in Boston has a rescue boat available, rather than relying on the USCG. Our crew team here on campus goes out on the lake when the water is really cold, but, they have a motorboat following at all times.
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Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

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At least one of those two boaters got into trouble with the same boat on Lake Michigan almost a year ago. Peter Kovats, 62, was on a boat that capsized on Lake Michigan last May. He and two other men were rescued by Kovats’ wife after the boat was caught in a storm.
Funny, the article doesn't mention his wife coming to rescue him this time around.
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Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

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A lot of people keep mentioning alcohol, that might not be the case it seems to be just ANOTHER case of not knowing how to sail especially in cold weather conditions...
Actually the guy finished 8 in last year's Rhodes 19 national regatta, so you can bet he is a capable sailor. I've shipped water many a time over a Rhodes 19's rail, it isn't that hard to do...I'd say it's more likely a case of sailing-on-the-edge again and again, so when you get bit, you are out to sea, so to speak.

The again, they didnt have inflatables on...I would have thought ian inflatable would be SOP outside perfect conditions.
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Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

Did the EMT's look inside this guy's ears...

... to see if there is anything inside his head?

I agree with the comment that this guy gives sailors a bad name. Sell his boat and get him a bicycle.
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Once again its been proven that ya can't fix stupid.
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Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

Wait a minute. Who says he can't learn? Last year he capsized and was wearing a PFD. So this year, no PFD. Next year, no pants.
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