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Insane high speed near miss by sportfish

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  1. CTdave

    CTdave Senior Member

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    https://www.facebook.com/captapp/vi.../UzpfSTEyODIyNzUwMDA6MTAyMjEwODQyNTQzOTc2NTE/

    I'm at a loss for words. I'm trying to think of every scenario that would make this happen. This was a recent shotgun tournament start in Mexico. What's your opinion of what happened? You can see he drops off plane in the last seconds.

    1. Stupidity and sheer luck?
    2. Getting squeezed by the boat on his port and and the filming boat on stbd?...SLOW DOWN.
    3. Bow steer crossing the wake of the filming boat. He appeared to be clear of that. SLOW DOWN
    4. Loss of rpm on his stbd. side?
    5. He's at the helm and it's no place to use an auto pilot but perhaps AP failure? PAY ATTENTION & SLOW DOWN
    6. New sport fish owner who thought he had the fastest sporty out there and got real pissed off when the others passed so he tried to ram the closest one? SLOW DOWN AND GO HOME.
    I should have named this thread "Ramming speed" (Feel free to edit, I can't change it now)
  2. RER

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    Big money tournament shotgun start. Nobody is going to slow down. Nobody.
  3. German Yachting

    German Yachting Senior Member

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    I think people were commenting that the act sportfish was maintaining a heading and the filming cut in front of his heading. I can’t really tell personally though but still a stupid move.
  4. AMG

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    Looks like a pretty normal SoCal rush hour traffic maneuver imo :)
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    Typical sport fish jock my wake don’t stink get out of my way attitude.
  8. RER

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    This video was taken yesterday at the start of the Bisbee's tournament in Cabo. It's always been a free-for-all and now even more so as large sport fishers have cracked the 40 knot speed barrier.

    It's a big money tournament with up to a six figure buy in and multi millions in prize money. Hence the insanity.
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    I would say he brushed the transom.
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    And potentially multi million dollar insurance claims. Wonder what they would say about this behavior.
  11. RER

    RER Senior Member

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    Most of these boats are in charter and insured accordingly. The tournament fishing risk to insurers is so small it is infinitesimal in comparison to one Florida hurricane.
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    AMG, your video shows just a bit more of the beginning than the version I posted. In yours, it's pretty clear that the filming boat steered to port to overtake another boat ahead. Looks like the filming boat was in the wrong but the near miss boat shouldn't have taken it that far. I'll bet a buck there were words on the radio and likely more on the docks at the end of the day.
  13. Capt Ralph

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    You can see the black engine smoke for a second when the big boat swung to stb and stopped.
  14. Capt J

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    NO EXCUSE for this. I've fished a lot of tournaments with a lot of big money and Bimini starts. An extra minute or two to the fishing grounds isn't going to mean anything when fishing for Pelagic fish in a place like Cabo.
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    I don't condone it. That's just the way it is.
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    In the GOM some big $ tournaments have shotgun starts and depending location of the inlet many will be running 100 t0 300 nm to fish the rigs. Like they say….If you can't run with the Big Dog's stay on the porch! I like the porch nowadays. lol!
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    It's about what the Jacksonville / StJohns river looks like just after the last July 4 firework rocket goes out,,,, But At Night...

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