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Last night I hit a boat that had no lights on just out from the eagle rock marina. My buddy had pointed out a boat by the bridge with no light on and next thing I know we hit something.  It was another boat with no lights. They had some neck and back injuries and we taken in ambulance. I don't know if they were sitting still or idling. It scared the crap out of us! We are fortunate. It could have been a lot worse. I was doing about 45 or 50. Be careful out there folks. Too many don't use their lights at night. 

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You didn't say if the two of you were ok??

people just don't get it, I would bet that the boat that caught fire at the Kings River Marina didn't run his blower or it wasn't working

at least no deaths, only injuries, .................. some only learn from the school of hard knocks!

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12 minutes ago, LD Fisher said:

You didn't say if the two of you were ok??

people just don't get it, I would bet that the boat that caught fire at the Kings River Marina didn't run his blower or it wasn't working

at least no deaths, only injuries, .................. some only learn from the school of hard knocks!

I did say they had neck and back injuries.other than that nothing else was appearant.

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8 minutes ago, *T* said:

Not to excuse those using no running lights, but isn’t there a 30 mph speed limit at night on Table Rock?

I did find that out after the fact and that is my fault I did not know it.

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Glad you guys are all ok, but if something the size of a boat is in front of you.....and you can't see it.....then WTF were you doing moving at anything above idle speed?  There could be anything out there adrift, and you can't depend on everything (logs, docks, trees, some kid on a inner tube, ect.) having lights on it for your convenience.  

There are people out there running down the lake at night with their eyes on a glowing GPS screen.  I have to assume it's those people whose kids are the ones eating Tide pods. 🙄

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Some recent high profile drownings have show a need of better nighttime boating regulations enforcement. Lawsuits in many areas are forcing states hands on this, I think Missouri water patrol is part of the state highway patrol is tasked with that, however I saw where the coastguard is or has purchased more boats for inland waters and hiring more people, seems that many lakes/ rivers are the wild West in crimes...boat chop shops, drugs, lake home invasion....🎵 HUH ! Bad boys bad boys whatcha gonna do when the come for you ...🎶

 

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