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  1. Pascal

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    He can afford a big boat. What more is needed? Who put those boats in his way. He should sue them.
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    Funny!
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    I once had a client who had a friend who bought a 60' Sunseeker as his 1st boat. My client gave him my card, but the guy runs a successful company, drives a Ferrari and can afford a million dollar yacht. What can I teach him? 3rd time out he pulled about the same move. I got the call and worked for him the next 2 or 3 years.
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    Anybody get the feeling that the 2 threads should be combined?
  8. Hatterized

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    end of summer early 80's ~ Solomons, MD. our summertime neighbor (a wealthy owner/skipper) of a 57' Fiberglass Pacemaker FBMY at FB helm station with full glass of Scotch in hand and cruising SOLO within a 6 knot zone:cool:

    Rammed/slammed/sideswiped an all wood 30' Owens express cruiser (w/twin gas) docked port to against a bulkhead, damaging the 30 Owens starboard house superstructure, breaking starboard side (lazarette/windows/windshield), partially ripping off the hardtop and antennas, damaging the starboard side helm station and tearing off the starboard side rails, nobody was aboard the docked Owens.:(

    Minor damage to the Pacemaker, cosmetically a few scrapes and some cracks in the gel coat on the port side amidship and some bent bow rail, broken splash and toe rails:(

    Owens major damage both above & below waterline after hauled later that day and inspected motors/trans pulled and later sold, remainder of boat was stripped/salvaged to a bare hull which was eventually cut up and used for bonfires at the wealthy Pacemakers waterfront estate.:(

    After the dockside crunching by 57' Pace Skipper into the 30' Owens he motored couple miles up the river to be met by the law waiting ashore outside his gated property for his arrival, few minutes later Marine Police came on scene and hailed 57' Pace skipper to stop the vessel, well now he wanted to show them his boat handling skills and he did not disappoint, still with scotch glass in hand, after numerous slamming the bow pulpit into outer pilings spun the boat around to back into the slip, (normally he was bow in not stern in) now in reverse he backed down hard slamming into a finger pier and stern dock pilings crushing his swim platform ripping transom mounted swim platform ladder off the stern.:oops:

    Finally Skipper shut down motors (incoming tide so stern of boat was pinned against dock) came down from flybridge walked around starboard side tied off two spring lines, (never looked at damaged portside) walked over to his aft deck wet bar made another Scotch on the rocks then back over to starboard rail and got off boat, stumbling down his boat to pier dock mounted steps. everyone including us neighbors and the law were amazed like WTF just happened. He did the bob & weave walk off his pier, now on land he plopped down into one of his adirondack chairs sipped on the Scotch and started yelling "nobody allowed on the boat or in his house either by land or water ~ it's private property and he owns it all the boat and the house".:oops:

    Minutes later the law gained access into/onto the property, he asked them to have a seat in one of the adirondack chairs and also asked if they wanted a drink. They talked for a 2-3 hours til darkness set in.:eek:

    He did leave in cuffs that night via land in the back seat of a police cruiser , only to return the next day.
    No mention of BWI/BUI or any other criminal charges
    6 months later, the the 57 Pace was sold, the house put up for sale
    57 Pace owner said his good bye to us neighbors and also the Chesapeake lifestyle he had come accustomed to and moved to guess where o_O

    {{{{{{{DRUM ROLLl}}}}}}:)

    YUP.......sunny Ft Lauderdale and promptly bought a 54' Striker SF always skippered himself, never hired a Capt. rumored sources said with a Scotch on the rocks in hand made a few Bahamas runs, was more often bar hopping the ICW up/down the Florida coast :eek:

    Moving forward and now 85 years old, his health failing, eventually the 54' Striker became a dock queen behind his waterfront manse. I often wondered if he bought the 54' Striker knowing it was a true battle wagon ready to be victorious in any situation he may have throttled himself into while transiting the ICW.;)

    Well we can not forget the poor now boatless 30' Owens owner, the boat was originally scheduled be hauled for the winter months, but due to the 57' Pace ramming, the 30'Owens was hauled 2 days earlier than scheduled. Good things did happen for the Owens owner, started off the following spring boating season with :mad:


    {{{{{DRUM ROLL}}}}}}:)

    a new 33' Bertram Flybridge cruiser w/twin diesels. fully equipt & electronics galore:)

    Any guess who paid for new 33 Bertram ??:confused:

    {{{{{{{FINAL DRUM ROLL}}}}}}:)

    No not insurance, Ramming & Slamming 57'Pace Skipper paid out of pocket for repairs to his Pace and also wrote /signed the check "Payment in Full" for the 33 Bertram:cool:

    Either way Pace Skipper was going to pay, guess the deal was replace 30 Owens or do some jail time, so with his deep pockets $$$$ he chose an expensive Bertram and his freedom.:eek:

    Thinking back in those days sure we had a video cam that weighed about 4-5 pounds and we rarely carried or used it unless it was a special occasion. thus no prime time live vid.....:eek:

    Nowadays similar accidents/events are seen worldwide, the same day, from a variety of sources, vids from police cams to webcams to phone cams to street cams to doorbell cams, you name it and somewhere someone has a pic or video......o_O


    To All............Be Safe Stay Safe with the virus and when not home and out in public always remember to smile since you are probably on someones cam :p


    Scott
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