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Old 06-02-2011, 01:05 PM
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MC Lawsuit

How insane is this. Lawsuit against MC claims the accident is 99% MC, and 1% idiot driver.
Link to story: http://www.paradisepost.com/news/ci_18185450
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:13 PM
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wow! I knew an X45 was big, but fitting 19 people on it???
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:15 PM
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This is exactly why you don't do bat turns...'

Have the skier pull out to the right, stop the boat, and turn around slowly to go back & pick them up.

It's really not that hard, actually takes less time this way and doesn't throw rollers for everyone else to suffer through.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:17 PM
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Typical of today's society and the personal inability to accept responsability for one's actions.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:18 PM
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Thats Crazy!!!
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:19 PM
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Just "quessing" here but the formula of:

1-Too big of a boat for
2-A novice boat owner who bought the boat because "it was cool looking", load it with
3-18 people in the boat (most likely no sitting in appropriate "seats") and
4-Add in some alcohol (just saying)

will give you a great big accident waiting to happen.


Sorry, MasterCraft can't design a boat to accomodate all idiots on the water
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:21 PM
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So, the moral of the story is that everything any company makes had better be 100% idiot-proof, or they're going to sued? Simply amazing.

So, the fact he has a huge boat, and he turned around and ate a wave is the fault of MC? Seems like crashing into the side of a bus and blaming Ford...

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Montz bought the boat because it was cool-looking and because it was big, Duncan said.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:25 PM
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What's the seating capacity on that thing? 18 max?

They had 18 + boarder = 19 total??
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:26 PM
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What's the seating capacity on that thing? 18 max?

They had 19 + boarder = 20 total??
That's MC's fault too... they made a boat that you could overload with people. Plain old bad design.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:26 PM
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I did not comment on the most important thing in this story that it was a tragedy and most likely the people who were hurt may have not known the risks they took when they jumped in the boat. That really sucks.


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