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Old 08-10-2017, 06:45 PM   #1
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I can't believe this one. What is wrong with people?

http://www1.nh1.com/news/nh-state-po...1-to-hospital/
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:22 PM   #2
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Hope the youngster is ok. Amazing what people do and don't own up to it.
Saw a cruiser coming out of Weirs channel today with someone apparently sitting on a bow pulpit.

I am a retired workaholic and continuing aquaholic.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:28 PM   #3
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I can't believe this one. What is wrong with people?

http://www1.nh1.com/news/nh-state-po...1-to-hospital/
It never ceases to amaze me what dirtbags some people can be at times... Things like this just sicken me!

I hope they catch the sons of bitches!

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Old 08-11-2017, 05:34 AM   #4
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Unbelievable. I had to read it a second time. I hope they throw the book at them
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:56 AM   #5
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Did something Saturday that I've never done in 20 yrs since buying on Winni. Called Marine patrol to report irresponsible boaters. Renters on a bow rider pulling small children were being buzzed by obvious "friends" on a jet boat. VERY dangerous as jet boat came quite close to the tubers. Marine patrol showed up maybe 15 minutes later and while activity was not at that time ongoing he did pull over jet boat for a good 45 minutes.

People are such dumbasses!
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This one should be jail time, IMO... not that they'll catch whoever it was.
I've seen a lot of progressively worse behavior over the years, but this is one of the worst.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:32 AM   #7
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This one should be jail time, IMO... not that they'll catch whoever it was.
I've seen a lot of progressively worse behavior over the years, but this is one of the worst.
Over the last ten years, USCG statistics have shown your observations to have perfect merit. The results appear as a reverse Bell Curve:

Unsafe ➼ Safe ➼ Unsafe.

And today is the 15th "anniversary" of Lake Winnipesaukee's worst hit-and-run!

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Something was going on Wednesday around 8pm too near that area. We were on our way back from Alton Bay (Pops Clam Shell, yum!!) and there were a couple of fire boats and a police boat, lights flashing.

I wonder if NH1 has their date wrong?
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This makes me sick.... I hope the teenagers are ok. I just don't understand people... I sure hope they are found and held accountable.
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Over the last ten years, USCG statistics have shown your observations to have perfect merit. The results appear as a reverse Bell Curve:

Unsafe ➼ Safe ➼ Unsafe.

And today is the 15th "anniversary" of Lake Winnipesaukee's worst hit-and-run!

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please post this link to the USCG stats.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:25 PM   #11
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please post this link to the USCG stats.
Lowest points—five and six years ago.

Oddly-shaped page didn't allow much enlargement.

USCG-directed link:

https://bard.knightpoint.systems/Pub...e/Report1.aspx
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:01 AM   #12
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Using the same above report page, I change the report by Operator's education. As I suspect the state certificate did not reduce operator's accidents, injuries and death.
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The lake certainly is as busy as I have ever seen it, which will drive up the accident count (perhaps not rate as percentage of boating hours).
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Using the same above report page, I change the report by Operator's education. As I suspect the state certificate did not reduce operator's accidents, injuries and death.
That doesn't mean boater education is not effective. The avoided accidents are not shown.

To make the case against boater education, you might focus on how basic knowledge of navigation, right-of-way, weather, safety equipment, etc is a waste of time.
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Lowest points—five and six years ago.

Oddly-shaped page didn't allow much enlargement.

USCG-directed link:

https://bard.knightpoint.systems/Pub...e/Report1.aspx
Interesting link... when you drill down to the Lake Winnipesaukee data it shows a total of one accident with one vessel since 2005 for Winnipesaukee and three accidents with three vessels on Winnipesaukee Lake
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CAN WE STAY "ON TOPIC"

just for once ???????


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Old 08-17-2017, 07:34 AM   #17
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Something was going on Wednesday around 8pm too near that area. We were on our way back from Alton Bay (Pops Clam Shell, yum!!) and there were a couple of fire boats and a police boat, lights flashing. I wonder if NH1 has their date wrong?

I wondered that as well, as a boat—fitting that NHSP description—came blasting through Winter Harbor. (Unusual weekday behavior—but not sadly, unknown).

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Using the same above report page, I changed the report by Operator's education. As I suspected, the state certificate did not reduce operator's accidents, injuries and death.
How many operator's accidents that didn't happen should the state have reported?

How safe would the lake be, without those certificates?

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That doesn't mean boater education is not effective. The avoided accidents are not shown.

To make the case against boater education, you might focus on how basic knowledge of navigation, right-of-way, weather, safety equipment, etc is a waste of time.
Since New Hampshire's unique RSAs are not acknowledged [exactly] by any other state, should certificates continue to be acknowledged via reciprocity? (Like from Florida )

'Course, navigating Lake Winnipesaukee has a built-in "reinforcement", but the "Safe Passage" regulation is routinely shrugged-off. As I mentioned earlier, New Hampshire should require those few "unique" regulations be printed on the backs of every PFD sold in New Hampshire. (And every "Throwable Device"). Boating regulations could be found printed on the latter in the 1960s.

Last Sunday, a Jet-Ski, skippered by a five-year-old proceeded at top speed towards the middle of my boat! Her "Daddy", sitting behind, hit the brakes, and stopped about 50' away.

Little kids seem to be captivated by sailboats, but this "closer look" should have been seen from a much greater distance.

Significantly, the NHMP boats and the M/V Mt. Washington have no difficulty shifting their courses very early when they sight my sailboat.

Last week, an NHMP boat and I did one of those little "hallway dances", BUT still separated by a ¼-mile of water.


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