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04-26-2012 06:26 PM
arf145
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.
04-26-2012 04:53 PM
Tbrad
Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

Once again its been proven that ya can't fix stupid.
04-26-2012 10:44 AM
primerate84
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.
04-25-2012 04:25 PM
sailingfool
Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

Quote:
Originally Posted by EJO View Post
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.
04-25-2012 12:53 PM
AdamLein
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.
04-25-2012 11:17 AM
Barquito
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.
04-25-2012 10:49 AM
EJO
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.
04-24-2012 09:25 PM
sailingfool
Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

Yes a Rhodes 19. The spinnaker was not rigged, the bag was floating and the sail working its way out. There's a frostbite fleet of R19s in Boston that sail all winter...

My bet, someone had to chose between dropping a beer to pop the mainsheet, or saving the beer, and made the wrong choice for April.
04-24-2012 08:03 PM
EJO
Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

Quote:
Originally Posted by imiloa View Post
Winds out on the lake yesterday were gusting up to around 20 knots.
Which is nice sailing with my 32' cruiser but a hand full with an open 19' keel-boat. He must learn because 3rd time won't end up as good. Send him the bill he apparently can afford it.
04-20-2012 10:06 PM
Serendipitous
Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

Don't plan on sailing a small boat (or any for that matter) on Lake Michigan in April if you're not prepared to go in.
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