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    Man ........ How many people are going to have to be hurt or killed before they get some kind of warning light system ? I am sure you know where i am talking about ..... Parker strip , Calif. side ....about the half way point from foxes to the blue-water casino ,.... This last week .... Thursday night ..... A friend of mine hit this curve in his fountain at 30 plus ..... I am sure you know all the details , What ever the case sober .... or not , This corner is deadly , For some reason it is very easy to become confused and /or deceived at night , Even with a spot lite & stone sober we almost ran in to the same spot a few years back , Just talk to anyone that has been on the strip at night and all will say the same .... This area needs to be marked with some kind of warning lights , How can we get this done ?

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    I hope your friend is ok.

    30 at night? Too fast imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RvRrat View Post
    I hope your friend is ok.

    30 at night? Too fast imo.
    I was jsut gonna say the same thing. I have been going to Parker my whole life and that is WAY too fast. I wont even comment on the fact that we have a boater driving those speeds in the dark on an unfmaliar stretch of water.

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    You talkin about the corner across from the keys?

    If so, that corner does need a light. We were commin sat night and it was tuff to see with no moon out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivergames View Post
    You talkin about the corner across from the keys?

    If so, that corner does need a light. We were commin sat night and it was tuff to see with no moon out.
    yeah but you knew it was there right? we've all been there and you know when that corner is coming up. not sure a light is the right thing to do. then everyone's going to want a light at every dangerous spot on the river. so we'll have 100 lights out there. and sure enough someone will hit the 101 spot without a light and sue everyone because of it.

    i don't know. that point has been crashed in to more times that I can count. i pretty much stopped boating at night years ago, too damn dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RvRrat View Post
    I hope your friend is ok.

    30 at night? Too fast imo.
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    I think using a spot light on a moving vessel at night is illegal. It makes it hard for you eyes to adjust back to the dakness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thumbs View Post
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    I think using a spot light on a moving vessel at night is illegal. It makes it hard for you eyes to adjust back to the dakness.
    yeah, and the darkness too

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    Quote Originally Posted by RvRrat View Post
    yeah but you knew it was there right? we've all been there and you know when that corner is coming up. not sure a light is the right thing to do. then everyone's going to want a light at every dangerous spot on the river. so we'll have 100 lights out there. and sure enough someone will hit the 101 spot without a light and sue everyone because of it.

    i don't know. that point has been crashed in to more times that I can count. i pretty much stopped boating at night years ago, too damn dangerous.
    Im not really worried about driving the river at night. Im worried about the new commers that dont dont know Parker and guess where there going at night. And of course we all say "then they shouldnt be driving at night", but we all know that they will. If they are staying at the casino and have a friends house up river, more than lickely they will eat dinner at the friends house and drive back to the casino at night.

    Personally i like driving at night during the summer. There is just something about the warm air, desert smell, smooth water that gets me every time
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    The boat hit Bass Point.

    You can mark every point, sandbar and hazard on the river, and then get sued when someone hits the one you DIDN'T mark.

    I've been boating the Parker Strip for 40 years. Never ran into the shore, day or night, on duty or off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OneRadFlat View Post
    A friend of mine hit this curve in his fountain at 30 plus .....
    Quote Originally Posted by OneRadFlat View Post
    Even with a spot lite & stone sober we almost ran in to the same spot a few years back

    Those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it.


    30 MPH at night on the river is just asking for trouble to begin with...

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    Especially upriver as the water drops. Hell we don't break 10 MPH...
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    Hey Troy was it Jay???
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoatCop View Post
    The boat hit Bass Point.

    You can mark every point, sandbar and hazard on the river, and then get sued when someone hits the one you DIDN'T mark.

    I've been boating the Parker Strip for 40 years. Never ran into the shore, day or night, on duty or off.


    If you don't know the territory, SLOW DOWN!
    Exactly.

    Btw 30 is a touch on the fast side but mid 20's is about right. Some big boats hardly plane at 30.

    Again though no one real familiar with Parker in the boat why not idle it home?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoatCop View Post
    The boat hit Bass Point.

    You can mark every point, sandbar and hazard on the river, and then get sued when someone hits the one you DIDN'T mark.

    I've been boating the Parker Strip for 40 years. Never ran into the shore, day or night, on duty or off.


    If you don't know the territory, SLOW DOWN!
    Hey Alan ..... thanks -4-the quick response , First i would like to say ... everyone was alright , As to how fast they where going .... I agree much to fast , as far as that point on the river .... at night is a very dangerous point ... Like i said ..we came close to hitting that same spot a few years back , Bass point has already taken (4) lives that i know of .... there was (3) crosses that had been painted on the rocks but removed & to this day there stands another cross for a death i think that happened last year..... I cant say that many boaters have as much experience as you on that part of the river ... I like to think that i know the river well ( as most everyone that we boat with ) I even know a few with 30 years on the river, And all will agree , That's got to be the most hazardous spot at night on the strip , As far as getting sued for not marking all spots ...... Cant agree with that , I boat a lot on Saguaro lake ...... There are markers all over that lake , Not all areas that are dangerous are marked , Have not heard of anyone suing ?

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