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IF only the dog could talk....

who remembers the outlaw boat tragedy 20 years ago

Saginaw Bay in 95 I believe. 3 adults and a young teen. The employees of outlaw boats all walked off the job the following day because they knew the boat was flawed. What ever happened with that?
 

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Saginaw Bay in 95 I believe. 3 adults and a young teen. The employees of outlaw boats all walked off the job the following day because they knew the boat was flawed. What ever happened with that?
Believe outlaw went under cause of the placement of the fuel fill and getting water in the tank. i think the outlaw was no more then a carolina skiff hull with a big cockpit molded on it.

http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2011/10/father_of_boys_who_took_dip_in.html

and it happend again in 2011 worthless hull desigh looks like a big fan boat hull
 

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Several years back a guy was trying to break ice at Caesar Creek and went through. That was tragic enough but the only reason anyone knew he went under was because a passerby found his young son standing on the edge of road (busy highway). He took his son with him to break the ice.


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I hope the message gets through to some of you young un's (under 30), you aren't invincible. Don't feel bad, we've all done our share of stupid crap that could/should have gotten us killed, we are fortunate enough to be here still. Been there, done that... but I don't even put christmas lights up on the second story of my house anymore, just not worth it.
 

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I hope the message gets through to some of you young un's (under 30), you aren't invincible. Don't feel bad, we've all done our share of stupid crap that could/should have gotten us killed, we are fortunate enough to be here still. Been there, done that... but I don't even put christmas lights up on the second story of my house anymore, just not worth it.
At the top of my list was when I walked across symmes creek in Jackson county with a trapping basket on my back. Clear ice cracking the whole way and I kept right on going across. Talk about a rush. Ya, I was 23 or something years old invincible. Had to walk close to a mile downstream to a bridge to cross back to my truck. Lucky to be alive.
 

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I hope the message gets through to some of you young un's (under 30), you aren't invincible. Don't feel bad, we've all done our share of stupid crap that could/should have gotten us killed, we are fortunate enough to be here still. Been there, done that... but I don't even put christmas lights up on the second story of my house anymore, just not worth it.
I think you said it the best...All you guys from the south that buy a boat and think running on lake erie is easy cause you have the best equipment better sit down and look at your wife and kids cause when you roll the dice with mother erie you will lose. You'll lose your life, your wife will move on your kids will have a another dad and you'll be known as a dumb ass for dying for a duck. The smart ones are the ones who put the boat back on the trailer to fight another day, and that picture you gotta have will have to happen another day. We are being brainwashed that our equipment will take us to the moon and back but in fact our equipment makes our brain turn off judgement.
 

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At the top of my list was when I walked across symmes creek in Jackson county with a trapping basket on my back. Clear ice cracking the whole way and I kept right on going across. Talk about a rush. Ya, I was 23 or something years old invincible. Had to walk close to a mile downstream to a bridge to cross back to my truck. Lucky to be alive.
Why were you in my neck of the woods? There isn't too many feet of symmes creek that I haven't walked over the years.
 

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I think you said it the best...All you guys from the south that buy a boat and think running on lake erie is easy cause you have the best equipment better sit down and look at your wife and kids cause when you roll the dice with mother erie you will lose. You'll lose your life, your wife will move on your kids will have a another dad and you'll be known as a dumb ass for dying for a duck. The smart ones are the ones who put the boat back on the trailer to fight another day, and that picture you gotta have will have to happen another day. We are being brainwashed that our equipment will take us to the moon and back but in fact our equipment makes our brain turn off judgement.

So just bust southerners? There are people all around that make mistakes and dumb decisions. Still no reason to single out people that live in Florida (south) and fish the ocean. Must not be a big enough body of water.
 

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Why were you in my neck of the woods? There isn't too many feet of symmes creek that I haven't walked over the years.
I was laid off one winter, so we stayed at my buddy's Dad's house in Oak Hill. We trapped a couple strip pits, Symmes and another small creek. Saw more turkey in one week down there than I had in a year up home. Love that country down there!
 

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Where you're from has nothing to do with it. Look at 2 springs ago, guy who supposedly knew what he was doing, had his head up his ass and killed 3 people plus himself. Just don't ask your equipment to do more than it can. 2 days left and we'll be out there on both of them. Good luck to all and be safe.
 

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The young ones are actually teachable, it's the old and stubborn fools that have the bad habits and end up being unsafe because " because they always did it that way". I've recall being both young and stupid, thought I was was older and and wiser, but still learn by my mistakes.
Be careful out there.
 
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