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September 14, 2013 Uncategorized

Boating Dangers

 

As they sailed into brilliantly orange sunset off Yorktown, Ann and David Gross recalled a harrowing experience while boating on Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. They were proceeding at 10-15 mph in their 20.5-foot Bayliner one night when they nearly T-boned another boat because it had no navigation lights showing. There are several lessons learned. (1) Know your lights and turn them on at dusk. (2) Assign two crew members as lookouts. (3) Proceed with great caution slower speeds of 10-15. (4) Be thinking of potential evasion tactics; in this case David veered right quickly. (5) Try to go out when the moon is full, or at least bright (6) Don’t go out at night, or at least not far. “I could reach out and nearly touch his bow,” Ann said of the near-collision. “I could feel my heart fluttering afterward,” David added. DSCN2806

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