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11-15-2009 05:17 PM
tommays I know he was NOT DWI

I am just surprised that people think this will be different than car fatal car accidents
11-15-2009 03:43 PM
bubb2 Tommy, no one I am aware of accused the Powerboater of being intoxicated (DWI). That is maybe only the reason he is not in jail. For lack of a better term, it was a unintentional act.

I do commend him for making the radio call to the Coast Guard. The guy that hit me didn't.
11-15-2009 02:30 PM
tommays What ever you think of the guy he admitted guilt and took what the government handed out

You got have the same thing happen in cars 40,000 times a year - the DWI so say 20,000 and for the most part it goes civil IF at all and the victim can get a lawyer
11-15-2009 12:33 PM
sailingdog Exactly, what was so difficult to see about a 40'+ tall mast that had sails up?? How does a sailboat just come out of nowhere??
11-14-2009 04:04 PM
NaviGsr I also found an archive of all the news articles related to this incident. It is in the middle of the page below once you scroll down:

SouthCoastToday.com - Buzzards Bay Regatta - Your link to SouthCoast Massachusetts and beyond

Here is an another interesting tidbit from one of the articles:

NEW BEDFORD ó The owner of the powerboat involved in a July 18 accident that killed a Dartmouth man was resetting his GPS system in the moments before the crash, he claimed in a written note to the Coast Guard boarding team just before invoking his Fifth Amendment rights.

On the recording of Mr. Bevins' mayday call, he said: "We just had a collision with a sailboat. We ran over that sailboat. There's one missing. The guy who was at the helm is missing. Hold on a sec. The guy I swear he came out of nowhere."

Mr. Bevins' written statement said, "I was setting waypoint on GPS, looked up to see sailboat in front of me. No time to avoid crash."


The SAILBOAT came out of nowhere????? Why are these morons allowed to operate these boats???
11-14-2009 03:58 PM
NaviGsr Those pictures of the damage illustrate the scariest thing about this kind of collision. Getting hit by a planing hull power boat at high speed means it goes up and over the deck, with the props tearing apart everything and everyone in their path. I'm amazed that Bubb and his family survived their ordeal.
11-14-2009 03:55 PM
eherlihy I suspect that there is possibly $15K in the motor, Carbon Fiber mast, sails, rigging, galley, and interior.

This isn't a project that I would want though. Too much bad karma on this boat.
11-14-2009 03:52 PM
smackdaddy True ms, I didn't think about that. I just re-did the cushions on our boat and it seemed like was only around $12K. Throw in a couple of winches and a jib and your in juice!
11-14-2009 03:47 PM
mstern
Don't be too hasty

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So who in their right mind would pay 15K for that? Is there really enough money in salvage to make money off it?
On the other hand, the cushions are in nice shape.
11-14-2009 03:39 PM
smackdaddy So who in their right mind would pay 15K for that? Is there really enough money in salvage to make money off it?
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