Boaters overboard in dana point

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  1. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Or they got in a fight and both went over. It sounds like they fell off the boat around 9 am. I was in capo beach at 9am and it was flat calm. Unless they fell off at different times or the second guy just never came back up after falling over it is a little odd that they were not together. Curious to hear the story from the one found so far.
     
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  2. apogee

    apogee My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic

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    Only a mile offshore hmmmmm, treachery afoot maybe. He must not have known how to swim................or............Mr. White........
     
  3. pescadorable

    pescadorable Member

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    Maybe a wake from a larger boat , other boaters have no respect smaller vessels I speak from my own experiences
     
  4. marlyn

    marlyn I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Its easy to lose control of a small skiff if your hands come off/you take them off the wheel while running,easily throw two guys out of a whaler.I doubt it was anything other than a terrible accident and if any other vessels were around im sure they would have rendered assistance.
     
  5. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    As you guys know,if you hit a big wave or swell the wrong way and aren't ready or give warning to hold on,which can be difficult On a small skiff with no TTop to hang onto,you can get launched into the water pretty easy,really hope to hear some good news on this one!
     
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  6. basilone

    basilone Vamos Argentina!!!!!!

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    damn..not good at all....i also have a 17 BW montauk...you have to be very careful...and yes ..if your not ready for a big wake you can easily be thrown off. Thats why i had to upgrade..my 80 year old pops legs cant handle the big wakes on the montauk any longer.

    praying for a miracle.
     
  7. Burndog

    Burndog Newbie

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    Going too fast and hitting a large wake could have been the reason. Or a surfacing whale could have easily thrown both boaters unsuspectingly which would explain the motor still running and the boat circling. If the circles where at "speed" it would be very difficult to get back in the boat and easy to get hit by the prop... Regardless, sad story and grief for the families.:(
     
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  8. basilone

    basilone Vamos Argentina!!!!!!

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    i was around that area two weeks ago and a whale came up pretty close. everyone on the boat was in awe..i was like " oh crap that was close"
     
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  9. Winstondry

    Winstondry Winstondry

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    Basilio, I have the same reaction regarding whales. I don't know about any others but I always give them lots of room and observe from afar.

    Hoping for the best for the yet unaccounted for boater.
     
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  10. basilone

    basilone Vamos Argentina!!!!!!

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  11. Randy V

    Randy V Slamma Jamma

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    Sounds like the steering mechanism snapped, resulting in a fast change of direction that threw them both overboard.
     
  12. popx5

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    The article mentions a mechanical failure causing them to be thrown from the boat. Steering cable failure at speed?
     
  13. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    the update stated a mechanical failure that caused the boat to make a abrupt turn. I guess anything is possible.

    The guy missing, who fell over in jeans, had already lowered his odds of survival. First thing I would do is strip out of my clothes.

    Very sad, and my condolences to the family.
     
  14. HBfisherman

    HBfisherman H2

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    Wow, really sad. Our prides seem to get in our ways when it comes to life vests, this is perfect proof of what they can do. The one wearing one lived, the one that was not......well we know his unfortunate demise. My prayers go out to the family.

    For you outboard guys, if you have not seen my post about the "Death Bolt";

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/check-your-death-bolt.547560/
     
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  15. Fleet

    Fleet Thepowderblues.com

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    Damn i have a Whaler. I go out alone all the the time. I have most all the saftey precautions covered. I almost want to chain myself to the boat now.

    Godspeed.
     
  16. Sonny100

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    Hi All,

    Man time to buy an autotether . I saw the post on BD some tome back. You just don't think it can happen to you. I never were a Life vest. I was fishing a couple weeks ago on the 9 mile bank taking a piss while trolling thinking about what would happen if I fell in I was also by myself. Not a good move. After reading this post my Life vest will be on any time boat is moving! Sad Day I hope they find the guy!
     
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  17. Burndog

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    References based on incorrect media reports of one person wearing a life jacket removed....
     
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  18. jscrib

    jscrib Whale Cock

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    I know Billy well and my heart goes out to him and his friend who has not been found.

    And I'm glad what happened finally came out so the "internet armchair" nation can finally stop making assumptions on something they knew nothing about. Then again, that's the "keyboard" world we live in.

    What we can take from this is lessons learned. Stay strong Billy and be there for your friends family.

    Jason
     
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  19. blubby07

    blubby07 Well-Known "Member"

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    Coming back from the 1010 one evening the water was really rough and my buddy was driving my boat and got knocked over.
    He had the lanyard on so the boat stopped but I had no way of starting the boat and he had all his fowl weather gear on and was drifting farther and farther away.
    Some how I had the presence of mind to immediately toss the throw ring out when he went out or it could have been disastrous.
    I finally just grabbed the lanyard button with my fingers and pulled as hard as I could started the boat and retrieved him.
    I now always have that extra lanyard tied right next to the primary.
    It's crazy how fast these things happen. I kissed him on the head when I brought him back over the rail!
     
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  20. basilone

    basilone Vamos Argentina!!!!!!

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    quick thinking!! good job!!
     

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