Autopilot stupidity

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by FVSerenity, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. rackemstackem

    rackemstackem Newbie

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    And the guy driving the killer boat, his first name is "Marlin".
     
  2. nerka4life

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    bayliner trash... you can't buy class
     
  3. Goin Fishin

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    The owner of the Bayliner (yes, I know) was 75 and said that "I couldn't see over the console." Oh, OK then. No problem.
     
  4. Mpizzle

    Mpizzle Bobber down!

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    He also said, he wasn't on his phone and that those claims were "fake news" and that he didn't feel the lawsuit was necessary because "no one was seriously hurt".

    What a complete waste of air. No one was seriously hurt because they were LUCKY AS SHIT that you didn't RUN THEM OVER WITH YOUR BIGASS BOAT BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T SEE! JFC
     
  5. robodad

    robodad BullShitoligest

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    Had a very similiar thing happen, years ago I was fishing at "3136" (a couple of you may know where that is LOL) anyway nearing the end of the drift this old guy just guns his boat straight for us bow straight in the air and just as he rotated onto a plane he noticed us screaming and waving and swerved, my buddy was in my lap near the transom and the guy hit us right in the numbers hard enough to spin us in a complete circle. no one injured or wet thankfully but the old guy was transferred onto another boat and sped off to shore for some reason probably to change his undies !!

    Common sense isn't just something your given people, you have to learn it and this guy is going back to school with a tuition to the tune of $372,500
     
  6. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Drinking the Suzuki Kool-aid and liking it!

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    79F29F44-C056-49CB-9271-651CC3A15425.jpeg GET OFF MY POND!
     
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  7. Chasin' Tail

    Chasin' Tail ~Jumpers!!~ <*)))><

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    I wonder if this is what it looked like for the GlacierBay that got T-Boned by the MLB in LaPush! Scary to see that coming!

    Glad no one was hurt
     
  8. FVSerenity

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    What!!!!! I’m not even safe there! W T F O!!!!!
    Are you fucking kidding
    Maybe he had one of those fly by wireless systems and it was getting cross talk from another boat, :)
    He was probably afraid of getting his ass beat and faked a stroke to get the hell out of there:)
     
  9. FVSerenity

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    Oh and I have to disagree, common sense is something your born with. You can’t teach that:)

    If you send an idiot to college what you get back is an idiot with an education.
     
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  10. FVSerenity

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    My grandson, who does not have a drivers license, looking very disturbed, as we spend a lot of time on the water asked, I don’t understand how that can happen, I said well, we always have two people on watch if we are running on plane. Some people are just plain stupid. Someone on their cell phone can kill you even at sea.
     
  11. Reel Kahuna

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    Several years a go knew a guy that was underway and another boat tailgating him full bore, yes tailgating!
    Guy had to slow down because of a floating log and the tailgater just plowed right over him. Fortunately he wasn't seriously hurt but his boat was toast.
    I don't know what legal action was taken but the guy never replaced his boat.
     
  12. robodad

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    Common sense can definitely be taught, remember boot camp LOL !!

    I think its a trait that is learned through experience and observation as well as trial and error.....

    This guy obviously didn't have any experience or knowledge and lacked the judgement to react to the situation properly, even now he says he doesn't think the lawsuit is appropriate since no one was injured....Now that is just plain ignorant, maybe there will be an error at his trial !!
     
  13. FVSerenity

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    maybe he should stand before a jury of his peers! ill bring the blindfold...
     
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  14. FVSerenity

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    I can see this happening, you see this type of thing happening quite often, people riding in others wakes, how close is tailgaiting, I don't know but it is worrysome. in this video the time from when this guy first noticed the other boat until impact was about 6 seconds. what is your reaction time to cut the throttle or veer off sharply if you are in someones wake? let me just say I don't trust anyone:) when I'm on plane we have two sets of eyes on watch and I keep my hand on the throttle to adjust if I need to, also to tweek the trim tabs when required. I'm adding an autopilot this winter so that adds another level of practice/concern/awareness.
     
  15. FVSerenity

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    do you think the offending boat circled back to pick up the survivors? can you imagine climbing onto the boat that just ran over you? yeee... could get ugly, even if you just saw him at the dock.

    there is an argument for life preservers... @wldfbio
    the only time they had was to dive over
     
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  16. BCTony

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    Autopilot is great especially when alone. Get the boat up on plane engage the autopilot and then head off to the head for a dump!
     
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  17. TunaHore

    TunaHore World Champion Boat Ho

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    Are you the owner/operator of Nap Time - the boat that collided with the ferry last summer?
     
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  18. BCTony

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    No!
    LOL - the comment was for humour - perhaps misplaced- and clearly not to be taken seriously.
     
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  19. TunaHore

    TunaHore World Champion Boat Ho

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    I was being funny too
     
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  20. fishbadger

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    No the ol Nap Tyme is on my dock in the harbor. . .looks a lot better now since he got er fixed up.

    I must say, most of my screwups and the closest I've ever come to hitting anybody or anything (not that close actually), were when the AP was engaged. For the most part it's sure not a safety device, but I can't imagine fishing without it,

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