golferboy426 wrote:Hope he wasn't one of "us" on the forum. Sad story, hard to imagine how it happened as supposedly it was 8 am when the boat capsized. Regardless of how, cold water kills quickly so be careful out there.
it is not hard to imagine.... if you have been out in rough weather... and the motor dies..... you will know right away how EASILY it can happen.
25 knot winds.....a boat that could have been over ladened...I say could, only to , once the boat is floundering....it can roll easily.... even in 3 foot seas..... looking at the bay they were in, it is hard to imagine very big waves.... so its possible the boat had motor problems. I know I had motor problems in a 16 foot boat once and I was in the back leaning over the stern working on the issue, when both my buddies came back to take a look too!!!!... I happen to looked back at the transom from looking at the motor9 with the cover off) and I NOTICE, the top of the transom is UNDER WATER!!.... the other guys didn't notice..... that's how fast it happens....10 seconds of that , and then ther eis too much water in the boat.....add in 30 mph winds......
and you realize how EASY it is to happen.
please realize in the late winter when the tmeps drop like this.... deadly situations are so close all day long.... that's why you NEVER leave your hunting buddies on a rock or island that goes under at high tide and go out to chase a cripple, if you cant row back to that spot, if your motor dies!!