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Looks like Canandaigua 
I'll tell ya I grew up swimming in that lake but never fished from a boat till last to years. It gets rough out there once the rec boaters pile in..

Boat vid is crazy lucky he didn't kill someone

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Had a close call very similar on Cayuga quite a few years ago , guy was come north up the lake off Aurora he didn't have the boat planed off at all bow sticking way up in the air he couldn't see where the heck he was going  we were trolling at the time with downriggers and a kicker motor but managed to veer off at the last minute and get away from him  I couldn't believe he couldn't see us he just kept coming at us  !!!!!

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Sorry Todd I guess I missed the post on that one....

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No big deal Les, my feelings aren't hurt :lol:

 

Accidents like this need ALL the exposure they can get, so people can see it and learn from it.

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:yes:

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I used to work on Irondequoit Bay collecting water samples from an anchored pontoon boat, and it was common to get nearly hit by the big bruisers headed from the Bounty to the channel.  A lot of boaters have no idea about the "rules of the road" on the water, e.g. 5mph within 200 ft of an anchored boat on I-Bay,  and the 25 mile speed limit out there was a joke to somebody who had a cigarette boat and thought nothing of buying 150 gallons of marine fuel for a weekend.   We had  a diver down once, and a guy ran right over the dive flag, just lucky no one was surfacing at that point.

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The part that was really crazy!! Is I was showing my wife Todd’s post and I’ll be dipped in shyt, I said look look it was on tv on our world news. 6:30-7:pm!! That’s was just as crazy as the driver of that boat, the son in law had to be scared shytless just to go with that nit-wit

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Right of Way is a Rule, not the law, You are required to take action to avoid a collision. Just do not stand there and let it happen.

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I’ve always wondered why the manufacturers on the auto pilots for recreation (fishing) don’t put a limit on speed when its engaged. Not knowing if that it was a factor in this incident in Oregon but I I’ve heard about close calls with fools running on autopilots while rigging rods and such. There’s just no reaction time. Scary. Have to treat it like your driving your motorcycle when out on the water. Head on a swivel and trust no one.


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We have a good rule on our tournament boat when on the way or fishing.(not so strict while catching) The captain steers the rig and the mate always does a 360 scan. In spring it we usually see drift wood, in summer rec boaters and in September combat fishing boats.
A common thing to say is “ telephone pole at eleven o’clock.


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One of the things many folks don't think about on the Finger Lakes in mid summer is the occasional idiot that is attempting to swim across the lake without an escort and all that can be seen at best is the tiny shape of their head in the water and you have the possibility of folks traveling at full tilt (e.g. cigar boats etc.) just another disaster waiting to happen....

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2 yrs. ago we were bottom bouncing / drifting off of Port Clinton.  I see a Cruiser heading toward us.  I shouted  to the guys pull up, started the engine and got out of the way. The cruiser was, on plane about a 200 yds. away at that point.  We got out of the way just in time.  When it went buy, no one at the helm.  Guy and girl sitting aft.  He would have run right over us.   

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3 minutes ago, ronjon said:

2 yrs. ago we were bottom bouncing / drifting off of Port Clinton.  I see a Cruiser heading toward us.  I shouted  to the guys pull up, started the engine and got out of the way. The cruiser was, on plane about a 200 yds. away at that point.  We got out of the way just in time.  When it went buy, no one at the helm.  Guy and girl sitting aft.  He would have run right over us.   

 

Now that’s a ass whole plane and simple, is it me or is this countries people getting more stupid as time wears on!! I know this is off subject but the other night I don’t believe anyone knows where the low beam switch is, these new vehicles with those bright blue headlights are dangerous!! 

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During the summer months you have to keep an eye out for Canadian yacht owners that are making the run from Wilson to Toronto.  I have had a few close calls with these elderly gentlemen setting the autopilot and then going down below.   

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12 hours ago, jimski2 said:

Right of Way is a Rule, not the law, You are required to take action to avoid a collision. Just do not stand there and let it happen.

 

I don't think the people in the small boat  had time to fire up their motor and get out of the way before getting hit. They might have been anchored when they were hit, too. They had very little time to react and had to make a split second decision.

 

But I agree, both boats should take evasive actions to avoid a collision whenever possible.

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Right of Way is a Rule, not the law, You are required to take action to avoid a collision. Just do not stand there and let it happen.

There is NO right of way on the water. There are stand on and give way vessels. ALL vessels must take any and all actions necessary to avoid a collision read the rules of navigation put out by CG /Homeland Security


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So if you were the judge the old timer wasnt at falt cause the fishing crew didnt get out of harms way, just drive over the dumd FK's since their to stupid to get out of “MY”way!!

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I hope we’re not missing the learning side of this, I for one am looking to purchase an auto inflate strap pfd after seeing this video. Too much risk and not much time to react, especially if some other type of accident occurred that is out of our control. Regarding the navigational laws set forth for both inland and international waterways ( and I’m not an expert) this guy in the underway vessel broke several of the rules listed in it. The boat he collided with was engaged in fishing and not under power. The thought that he was somewhat liable for the collision because he didn’t react? Giveaway, right of way, tomato taamato, lesson learned thankfully nobody was killed, let’s use it as a teaching tool not a definition issue. Just an opinion. Nothing more.


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4 minutes ago, Frogger said:

I hope we’re not missing the learning side of this, I for one am looking to purchase an auto inflate strap pfd after seeing this video. Too much risk and not much time to react, especially if some other type of accident occurred that is out of our control. Regarding the navigational laws set forth for both inland and international waterways ( and I’m not an expert) this guy in the underway vessel broke several of the rules listed in it. The boat he collided with was engaged in fishing and not under power. The thought that he was somewhat liable for the collision because he didn’t react? Giveaway, right of way, tomato taamato, lesson learned thankfully nobody was killed, let’s use it as a teaching tool not a definition issue. Just an opinion. Nothing more.


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X2, well said.

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You can throw or cut loose your anchor line and motor away. prepare your crew to take action.

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The lady in this incident was wearing an inflatable pfd, and it did NOT inflate. I don't know why it didn't inflate, but it makes me question the reliability of inflatable pfd's. I wear a vest type pfd in my 16ft boat that is very comfortable to wear all day. It makes me consider having it readily available, hanging on the seat on my Lake O boat.

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