So there I was, minding my own business at the local sand bar, when a drunken idiot decided it was a good idea to get behind the wheel of his friend's boat. He was so drunk he proceeded to back the boat out, slam down the throttle, and plow into the back of my boat at about 20 mph. I had 4 people sitting in my boat, 3 of which were sitting on the ski locker in the back with their legs in the boat, thank God. The worst part of it was that the guy's 5 month pregnant girlfriend was sitting on the starboard gunwale right where the boats collided... she flew about 10 feet into 2 feet of water.
Because of the pregnant lady we called 911 immediately and got put through to a conservation officer. It was going to take the officer an hour and a half to get a boat and get to us so I just decided to tow the other boat across the river to a marina and meet the officer. The driver, needless to say, failed a field sobriety test with flying colors. He was arrested on two count of being under the influence and one of reckless driving.
The boat is pretty messed up, cracks, scrapes, and chips everywhere. The worst damage is a 3x3 inch scrape off the port stern corner of the cap, a 3 inch crack on the port side, and the rear tow eyelet got hit so hard it's pushed inward and there's no a "wave" in my transom's fiberglass.
Anybody on here have anything like this happen before? The other boat owner has Progressive Insurance. Anybody know of anywhere good I can take it for repairs in the Northern Illinois area?
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Thread: Terrible Memorial Day Weekend
05-28-2012, 12:52 PM #1
Terrible Memorial Day Weekend1985 Supra Sunsport Skier
05-28-2012, 01:03 PM #2
Holy cheet man, glad everyone was ok, how did the pregnant GF trun out? Ok i hope? Not to much stress to the baby.
Man that boat hit you hard to do that kinds damage to an alumminum boat. Yours is pretty nast looking too now and you will have a huge repair bill. Good thing they have insurance.Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
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05-28-2012, 01:04 PM #3
Holy cow bro, did you not go to jail for whipping that dudes tail end into labor day. Much props to you for keeping your cool. Hopefully his insurance comes thru for you and your back on the water quick like. This is a classic example of why I avoid the lake on holidays, live to close and frequent the lake to much to have to get out on days like this.
Glad no one was injured, could have been a different story real easily. Good luck again.
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05-28-2012, 02:17 PM #4
As far as I know the pregnant lady is fine, she was refusing to get checked out. My boat is still usable which is nice.
My usual thought process is to not let worrying about idiots affect the fun that I have. Worse things could have happened and after all, it's only a boat. Despite what happened, it was still a beautiful cruise back to my house that night.1985 Supra Sunsport Skier
05-28-2012, 02:19 PM #5
Dang that sucks! Hope the repairs go smooth & quickly.Drew
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05-28-2012, 02:25 PM #6
HOLY CRAP, glad all are safe and sound especiall the pregnant one-that had to be scary.Hey, Its Moomba time
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05-28-2012, 07:43 PM #7
that super sucksDavid
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05-28-2012, 08:14 PM #8
best of luck with the repairs..im a little like you..theres a reason theres insurance on my stuff..if none of my friends got hurt i wont be tooo p'ed off..but again best of luck to you and your boat..maybe the insurance company will total it out for you and give you some money for it? haha i dont know2004 Outback Blue/white w/5.7 indmar 350, Direct Drive
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05-28-2012, 08:45 PM #9
Never fails to amaze me what people will do on the water...sucks man but glad everyone is OK. Best of luck with the repairs.Pat L
05-28-2012, 09:24 PM #10
Chris, glad everyone is ok. Especially the gf. What an idiot. Progressive is pretty decent should not have any problems. The driver on he other hand is in heap of trouble
Few years back at a restaurant on our lake twoto little girls went to get into there's parents boat boat as the adults talked to some friends after dinner
The girls got side tracked on the dock by some ducklings. A few hundred yards out. A guy was driving his older dd sitting sideways on the gunnel. Hit a wave fell in the water. Boat went straight into the restaurant area,riding right over and into the boat the two little girls were supposed to be waiting in.
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