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Jun 16, 2009
 

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So? Have they considered placing a speed limit? maybe from Doniphan to Float camp?? That would make sense.. Get above the float camp and go as fast as you want.
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Kennett, MO

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Listen wrote:
if you dont wanna get run over then dont float where we have to run!!! people in their tubes dont understand how to get out of the way! and if you all are complaining about our shoalrunners if you ever drove one you would buy one to
It's not all about you, the floaters have the right of way. They don't have a motor or the control that boats do. Yes, sometimes the floaters surprise you and your not expecting anyone to be there. If you see floaters ahead and cannot safely get around them then wait your turn, it's not all about who is bigger or faster, it's about having fun and everyone being safe. That being said, if you bring your children and dogs with you then take care of them! Don't just turn them loose and expect everyone else to deal with them!
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Kaiser, MO

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Jun 16, 2009
 

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If you read the water partol report, there is NOTHING mentioned about him being drunk. I'm going to guess that the people posting all this stuff about him are the same people that pull up to him and act like you are good friends with him. I'm sure none of you have ever been drunk before! I'm sure you're all people that have never even had a speeding ticket! Just because he get's drunk every now and then doesn't mean that he was drunk at the time of the accident. I'm also sure that you're the same people that will stop in and "check on him" when he gets out of the hospital when really you're just looking for some good gossip.
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Bernie, MO

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why dont the water patrol put a 40 horse limit on the river at doniphan everybody would still use the river and it would be safer
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Saint Charles, MO

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Jun 16, 2009
 
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I don't know the details but guarantee that alcohol was involved. I do know who was hurt and if this guy is on the river he's drinking.
Maybe you should consider getting the details before you open your mouth...Guess what he was NOT...again NOT Drunk...don't think an ordered BAC would lie, do you? He wasn't drunk...read the report on the water patrol site...no mention of alcohol, because that is not what caused it...so your guarantee doesn't mean shit...huh?
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Greenbrier, AR

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#26
Jun 16, 2009
 
whether or not the bigboats are a danger to people has already been made... look at all the bank erosion, the big boats put out such tremendous wake that they are causing the river to fill in and become more shallow and therefore more dangerous. Soon there will be no more river to enjoy. Fishing has already been impacted. There are no longer the fish beds for spawning. And if you,ve ever seen CurrentRiver on Monday Morning it looks a muddy as the Mississippi from all the fast boats.
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Russellville, AR

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Jun 16, 2009
 
Details wrote:
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Maybe you should consider getting the details before you open your mouth...Guess what he was NOT...again NOT Drunk...don't think an ordered BAC would lie, do you? He wasn't drunk...read the report on the water patrol site...no mention of alcohol, because that is not what caused it...so your guarantee doesn't mean shit...huh?
Just curious here, if it wasn't alcohol, what was it? C'mon now, I want details....sounds like you know it all.
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Saint Charles, MO

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#28
Jun 16, 2009
 
I do know...he was working all day, and hadn't been drinking...hell if he had probably wouldn't have happened. According to the Einstein who supposedly saw him passed out over the wheel, he can drive passed out...so he is one of the best SHOAL RUNNERS on the river...I mean hell if he can navigate passed out, bet he has the most of you john boat inbred MF'rs beat and thats why your all on hear talking shit. I don't care to share what happened, figure it out on your own, next time your drinking beer outta his cooler patting him on the back parked on his gravel bar, claiming to be his best bud....
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Poplar Bluff, MO

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Jun 16, 2009
 
environmentalist wrote:
whether or not the bigboats are a danger to people has already been made... look at all the bank erosion, the big boats put out such tremendous wake that they are causing the river to fill in and become more shallow and therefore more dangerous. Soon there will be no more river to enjoy. Fishing has already been impacted. There are no longer the fish beds for spawning. And if you,ve ever seen CurrentRiver on Monday Morning it looks a muddy as the Mississippi from all the fast boats.
hey dumb shit what causes more waves my shoalrunner running 30mph or a 30horse with 3-4 people that cannot get plane off next time just take a look smaller boats make more wake
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Poplar Bluff, MO

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Jun 16, 2009
 
environmentalist wrote:
whether or not the bigboats are a danger to people has already been made... look at all the bank erosion, the big boats put out such tremendous wake that they are causing the river to fill in and become more shallow and therefore more dangerous. Soon there will be no more river to enjoy. Fishing has already been impacted. There are no longer the fish beds for spawning. And if you,ve ever seen CurrentRiver on Monday Morning it looks a muddy as the Mississippi from all the fast boats.
and why the river was muddy mabe something called RAIN
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Sheridan, AR

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<quoted text>Just curious here, if it wasn't alcohol, what was it? C'mon now, I want details....sounds like you know it all.
Maybe he should have stayed in poplar bluff and it wouldnt have happened!
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#32
Jun 17, 2009
 
"details" and "get your facts straight" may know what happened to this guy. I know him, I wouldn't call him a buddy and no I won't be patting him on the back on his gravel bar or anywhere else. I do know that if this guy was on the river on a Saturday evening that he might not have been drunk-whatever! but I would bet a million that he was drinking. The way it was worded lets get him drunk next time, send our kids out on the river and it PROBABLY wouldn't have happened. Hell, maybe next time he will hurt someone else instead of himself.
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Bernie, MO

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#33
Jun 17, 2009
 
things happen when you drive a boat drunk
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Sheridan, AR

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#34
Jun 17, 2009
 
stay home
anna

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I had a fast boat last week. it was so fast it blew away on the fast tide. awwwwwwwww wonder where it is now, lost at sea.
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Saint Charles, MO

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Jun 17, 2009
 
so sad wrote:
things happen when you drive a boat drunk
You can't read right?
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Jun 17, 2009
 
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"details" and "get your facts straight" may know what happened to this guy. I know him, I wouldn't call him a buddy and no I won't be patting him on the back on his gravel bar or anywhere else. I do know that if this guy was on the river on a Saturday evening that he might not have been drunk-whatever! but I would bet a million that he was drinking. The way it was worded lets get him drunk next time, send our kids out on the river and it PROBABLY wouldn't have happened. Hell, maybe next time he will hurt someone else instead of himself.
Check the report...I said he wasn't drunk...he wasn't...and now a question for you...is he the only one you have ever seen on the river that has drank a beer or two..cause if he is...you must not look at anyone else whether they be in a boat, canoe, or a tube..."The way it was worded lets get him drunk next time, send our kids out on the river and it PROBABLY wouldn't have happened." Sorry you lost me here...what does sending your kids out on the river have to do with any of this? What is funny is people like you who are PISSED OFF that he wasn't drunk! Your pathetic.
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#38
Jun 17, 2009
 
shoalrunners going 30 mph are about as rare as dolphins in current river, any one with any sense can see that.
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Poplar Bluff, MO

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#39
Jun 17, 2009
 
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shoalrunners going 30 mph are about as rare as dolphins in current river, any one with any sense can see that.
listen dumb shit saturday stand at float camp and there will be around 7-8 in a group going up at 12 0clock and see we run around 30mph,gas is high so we don't act stupid
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Cape Girardeau, MO

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#40
Jun 17, 2009
 
wheather you like big boats or not, if you care about what is going to happen in the next 15 year plan by the park service you better go to the meeting in Van Buren the comunity center next monday night. You might be serprised about some of the purposals. http://www.nps.gov/ozar/parknews/gmp_spring-0 ...

please go to this site and look under news. and you will see this may not be what you want to happen.

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