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What happened to Alton? #12786377
06/10/18 02:24 AM
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What happened to Alton Jones today? He was 32nd this morning and didn't way in anything. Boat problems?

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Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: k.l.white] #12786390
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he couldn't find Rojas


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: Douglas J] #12786398
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LOL!

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Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: k.l.white] #12786449
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He pulled an iaconelli and ran his boat up on the bank.

Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: k.l.white] #12786567
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Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: k.l.white] #12786605
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Glad nobody was injured.

Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: k.l.white] #12786713
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Yeah im not buying the broken skeg caused this. Half of the boats in Louisiana have ground down skegs from running the sand.

Truth is a lot of the fisherman drive reckless because they arent paying for damages.

Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: k.l.white] #12786731
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Not much margin if something to occurs in a lot of areas of that Sabine tournament. That's at least two boats up in the woods. No way I would ride as a Marshall over there. Hopefully no one ever gets severely injured.


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Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: k.l.white] #12786826
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That system is much less dangerous than the red River in my opinion. Poor decisions can lead to accidents on any lake or river

Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: k.l.white] #12786941
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Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: sprigsss] #12786945
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You ever tried to steer a boat without a rudder? Lol

At 70mph there isnít much of it in the water to begin with, not to mention it looks like he knocked most of it off.#keyboardcritic

Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: Alton Jr] #12786965
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Originally Posted By: DJAJ
You ever tried to steer a boat without a rudder? Lol

At 70mph there isnít much of it in the water to begin with, not to mention it looks like he knocked most of it off.#keyboardcritic


70 mph with underwater hazards is the biggest issue IMO.

I would imagine the propulsion from the prop and the lower unit alone is enough to safely steer the boat. Iíve done it before, just not at 70 mph, but thatís kinda my point.

Skeg does more to protect prop than to assist steering. Iíve seen plenty motors with missing skegs and have driven a few of them. They donít handle any differently.

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Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: sprigsss] #12786983
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Originally Posted By: sprigsss
Originally Posted By: DJAJ
You ever tried to steer a boat without a rudder? Lol

At 70mph there isnít much of it in the water to begin with, not to mention it looks like he knocked most of it off.#keyboardcritic


70 mph with underwater hazards is the biggest issue IMO.

I would imagine the propulsion from the prop and the lower unit alone is enough to safely steer the boat. Iíve done it before, just not at 70 mph, but thatís kinda my point.

Skeg does more to protect prop than to assist steering. Iíve seen plenty motors with missing skegs and have driven a few of them. They donít handle any differently.


I have a full skeg on my SHO and I've hit objects so hard it killed the motor so the skeg doesn't protect the prop that much. I would tend to believe Alton as to the cause of the accident especially after seeing the pictures.


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Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: k.l.white] #12787001
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I know Alton personally, I can tell you he wouldnít lie about the cause of him losing Control.

If it was driving error, he love to talk and would use it as a teaching moment to himself and others.

If you wouldíve read the article he stated he hit something early in the day and didnít realize it was a skeg issue until after he pulled his boat out


Re: What happened to Alton? [Re: Clark3] #12787021
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Originally Posted By: Clark3
I know Alton personally, I can tell you he wouldnít lie about the cause of him losing Control.

If it was driving error, he love to talk and would use it as a teaching moment to himself and others.

If you wouldíve read the article he stated he hit something early in the day and didnít realize it was a skeg issue until after he pulled his boat out


Obviously I read the article. Exactly he drove the boat for how long with no issues?

The missing skeg was a convenient excuse for operator error.

Not in anyway saying he is lying. He may honestly believe it was a skeg issue, ive driven and ridden in enough boats without a skeg to know it had nothing to do with it.

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