I guess it could be said that nothing is infallible. Even a hydraulic system could blow a hose, or fitting, or have a pump seize, or throw a belt. The lesson to be learned is this: preventative maintenance, and a thorough inspection on a regular basis is not to be over looked, especially the faster you go. There is not much to check when you start with a paddle board. When you go a little faster, like a canoe, you have a few more things to look at. Then when you go boston whaler, it jumps to a whole new level. It's exponential from there. As a fairly new boater, I can tell you that I WILL be learning from this. I also understand that shit happens, that's why they call it an accident. I feel for this poor guy, it is such a bad ass boat, and summer just started!Welldigger, there are quite a few cruisers running around with cable steering from Calgo and Morris. I rea a 22' Schiada with a Caalgo unit years ago with no problems but it wasn't a big powered boat at all. (65MPH) but if I were to build another cruiser today I wouldn't touch a Calgo or Morris type unit at all. I would go with a good Hydraulic steering system or a Stainless Cable system like most use in Flatbottoms. Not to say that there is anything wrong with the cable systems but I just wouldn't trust either one of them. That is just my humble opinion. There is just to much money at risk not to mention my health. It will be good to find out what actually happened to the Vector and to not have to speculate.