header logo

Go Back   Checkmate Community Boating Forums > Non Checkmate Discussion Forums > Open Boating Forum
Portal Home Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Open Boating Forum This is an open forum for all boating topics non Checkmate related. If you want to discuss your Hydrostream, Allison, bassboat, tinboat, jetski etc., then this would be the forum for you. You can also use this forum for discussing anything generally boating related and also for posting boating related announcements or notices.

Main Menu
Module Jump:
Sponsors!
Google Search
Google
Latest Poll
August 2014's BOTM Nominations (Please Choose Two)
I nominate "jjg's" 2400 Pulsare!
I nominate "R/T Mike's" Senator!
I nominate "Cushman's" ZT 218!
I nominate "diesel30's" Convincor 303!
I nominate "atc250r's" Starliner!
Notices

Welcome to the Checkmate Community Forums

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-07-2008, 01:54 AM   #1
Big Red
Senator
 
Big Red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: TurkeyFoot N.C.
Posts: 4,990
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 1,262
Thanked 1,952 Times in 1,144 Posts
Rep Power: 169
Big Red has a reputation beyond repute
Big Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond repute
Model Owned: Floating Beer Keg

Default POKER RUN CRASH LAKE CUMBERLAND

9-6-08 was the big poker run on Lake Cumberland Kentucky. Not far into the run Kevin Sellers 2003 36' Skater flipped at a estimated speed of 120-130 mph. The boat was capable of running 150+ mph.

Kevin Sellers of Indianapolis owner and driver of the boat lost his life. Passenger on the boat was Craig Stumpf he survived with lots of bumps and bruises he also was from Indianapolis

A comment from a spectator

This happend right in front of us. It was typical Poker Run Racing. He was trying to catch the white boat in front of him, cut the corner and just hit a wave wrong. It was ugly and quick. Could have happend to any of the go fast boats in the race. I did not know him personally, but he has been around the poker runs for years


A comment from the tow boat driver,

My son was on a spectator boat about a hundred yards from the accident. The fellow was attempting to pass the boat in the lead. The Skater came down "wrong" on the starboard rear and began to chine walk. The starboard bow dug in to the water, which broke the hole throught the hull you see. That water forced through the starboard sponson like a cannon and blew out the transom. The weight and drag caused the boat to flip over, throw the occupants out and take on water. It partially sank, leaving only 12 feet of the bow above the water.

Kevin Sellers

__________________
ONE HOT CHECKMATE THREAD
http://checkmate-boats.com/forums/sh...ight=checkmate

Last edited by Big Red; 09-07-2008 at 02:15 AM.
Big Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2008, 01:57 AM   #2
Big Red
Senator
 
Big Red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: TurkeyFoot N.C.
Posts: 4,990
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 1,262
Thanked 1,952 Times in 1,144 Posts
Rep Power: 169
Big Red has a reputation beyond repute
Big Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond repute
Model Owned: Floating Beer Keg

Default



__________________
ONE HOT CHECKMATE THREAD
http://checkmate-boats.com/forums/sh...ight=checkmate

Last edited by Big Red; 09-07-2008 at 02:23 AM.
Big Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2008, 09:50 AM   #3
jallen355
Admiral
 
jallen355's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Metairie, La
Posts: 1,005
Thanks: 24
Thanked 76 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 101
jallen355 is just really nicejallen355 is just really nicejallen355 is just really nicejallen355 is just really nicejallen355 is just really nice
Model Owned: '79 Exciter

Default

Condolences to the family.
__________________

'79 Exciter
2.0 150 (Fried & Died)
2.0 150 (Splattered & Scattered)
2.4 200 (The Next Contestant)
jallen355 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2008, 02:04 PM   #4
lcboater
Admiral
 
lcboater's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: berea,ky.
Age: 46
Posts: 1,109
Thanks: 147
Thanked 338 Times in 233 Posts
Rep Power: 114
lcboater is just really nicelcboater is just really nicelcboater is just really nicelcboater is just really nice
Model Owned: 2003 30 convincor

Default

i was at the poker run and saw the accident. there are some pics on lake cumberland.com .terrible thing to witness.
lcboater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2008, 06:35 PM   #5
Chris
Administrator
 
Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Age: 47
Posts: 11,621
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 1,861
Thanked 1,950 Times in 885 Posts
Rep Power: 284
Chris has a reputation beyond repute
Chris has a reputation beyond reputeChris has a reputation beyond reputeChris has a reputation beyond reputeChris has a reputation beyond reputeChris has a reputation beyond reputeChris has a reputation beyond reputeChris has a reputation beyond reputeChris has a reputation beyond reputeChris has a reputation beyond reputeChris has a reputation beyond reputeChris has a reputation beyond repute
Model Owned: Pulse 170

Default

Very sad.

Condolences to the family.

-Chris
Chris is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2008, 08:24 PM   #6
ross
Senator
 
ross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north mi.
Posts: 3,099
Thanks: 876
Thanked 942 Times in 521 Posts
Rep Power: 126
ross has a brilliant future
ross has a brilliant futureross has a brilliant future
Model Owned: previous :1987 21' starflite / current, '89 251

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lcboater View Post
i was at the poker run and saw the accident. there are some pics on lake cumberland.com .terrible thing to witness.
where on the website are the pics you are talking about? just lookied and didn't find anything.......-ross-
__________________


Quote:
Originally Posted by Gimme Fuel View Post
Nerd....I am working on it as we speak....I got this....this time...haha
ross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2008, 09:49 PM   #7
yellowfiero88
Senator
 
yellowfiero88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,715
Thanks: 3,104
Thanked 2,734 Times in 1,456 Posts
Rep Power: 159
yellowfiero88 has a reputation beyond reputeyellowfiero88 has a reputation beyond repute
yellowfiero88 has a reputation beyond reputeyellowfiero88 has a reputation beyond repute
Model Owned: 85 Enchanter & 98 283

Default

What a shame. Condolences to the family.

That was one sweet boat, 2300HP and 150mph! So, so sweet but no thanks.
__________________
yellowfiero88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2008, 11:47 PM   #8
Big Red
Senator
 
Big Red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: TurkeyFoot N.C.
Posts: 4,990
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 1,262
Thanked 1,952 Times in 1,144 Posts
Rep Power: 169
Big Red has a reputation beyond repute
Big Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond repute
Model Owned: Floating Beer Keg

Default

Here is the link to the story and pic's

http://lakecumberland.com/forum/view....php?tid=20824

Who's was there in the Checkmate looks like a Convincor
Attached Images
File Type: jpg phpcylrx0PM.jpg (18.8 KB, 47 views)
__________________
ONE HOT CHECKMATE THREAD
http://checkmate-boats.com/forums/sh...ight=checkmate
Big Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2008, 06:55 PM   #9
lcboater
Admiral
 
lcboater's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: berea,ky.
Age: 46
Posts: 1,109
Thanks: 147
Thanked 338 Times in 233 Posts
Rep Power: 114
lcboater is just really nicelcboater is just really nicelcboater is just really nicelcboater is just really nice
Model Owned: 2003 30 convincor

Default

the checkmate in the picture is my 30 'knight moves'. this has been a couple of bad weeks. lost another guy last weekend in a 36' outlaw. ran aground just after midnight. great guy also.
lcboater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2008, 11:39 PM   #10
Big Red
Senator
 
Big Red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: TurkeyFoot N.C.
Posts: 4,990
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 1,262
Thanked 1,952 Times in 1,144 Posts
Rep Power: 169
Big Red has a reputation beyond repute
Big Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond reputeBig Red has a reputation beyond repute
Model Owned: Floating Beer Keg

Default

Here is a story about Kevin Sellers that a freind of his wrote.
*
Kevin was a great guy and very giving when it came to helping others I enjoyed the time I spent talking with him about boats, charities, and life in general. We were not super close friends but we were good boating friends and I will miss his enthusiasm for the sport we all love

I feel I need to tell this story as I think it had great irony in the wake of his death

In 2005 a 42’ Outerlimits was running in our poker run (Smoke On The Water) when it flipped over and 4 men were ejected. Two men survived and two perished at our event one body was never recovered.
Kevin sellers was one of the first boats at the accident site and immediately jumped from his boat into the cold lake Michigan waters to provide assistance.
Kevin helped the two men who were struggling in the water the best he could,and then tried to help with the body of one man floating unconscious. (as well as OU Want Some, MTI 42 and a few others ) Kevin acted heroic and with great concern for others with never giving a second thought to his exposure to fuel, cold water, and floating debris

Once the coast Guard arrived they took the body of Johnny Desusa (One of the men that perished) aboard there vessel, and then fished Kevin out of the cold waters onto there boat. By this time I had arrived at the accident site in our Cigarette. As we pulled up to the Coast Guard boat we informed them that I had two nurses aboard (My wife Cherie and her best friend Karen) and asked if they need there assistance The CG asked them to get aboard to help. At this point both girls went to the bow of our boat to be transferred to CG boat My wife stepped off and got on board the CG boat. Next was Karen, as she attempted to transfer from one boat to the other, the boats separated and Karen ended up falling in the water. At this moment it was not the CG that dove in to provide Karen with assistance, but was Kevin Sellers diving back in the cold water off of the CG boat to make sure Karen was ok, and helped her get on board the CG boat safely.
Kevin knew more than most, the risks involved with this sport, and has seen first hand the outcome of a high speed accident.

Kevin and I talked a few times about that day, and how he was affected by being involved in the SOTW rescue.

Kevin gave of his time to take the Make A Wish kids for rides and support of our event.
He gave of himself in helping to rescue at our event
He gave us all a smile with his enthusiasm
He gave us pause as we walked passed his eye catching boat
He gave his life doing what he loved almost more than anything else in life (Performance Boating)

I am sure when Kevin gets to the pearly gates the first thing he is going to want to know is where the boats are

God speed my friend your life here gave us all much joy and in your passing I am sure it will give us change

Marc Blondin
PRO LLC
Smoke On The Water Poker Run


Another of the good guys gone. So Sorry! Pop-O
__________________
ONE HOT CHECKMATE THREAD
http://checkmate-boats.com/forums/sh...ight=checkmate
Big Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
N.C. Lake Norman Poker Run 9-20-08 Big Red Checkmate & Boating Events 7 09-23-2008 09:06 AM
LAKE NORMAN POKER RUN VIDEO Big Red Open Boating Forum 7 07-22-2008 06:54 AM
Offshore Super Series at Lake Cumberland!!!! lcboater Checkmate & Boating Events 0 06-02-2008 05:39 PM
lake george poker run 91 GTX Checkmate & Boating Events 8 10-03-2006 07:16 PM
lake cumberland mboger Checkmate & Boating Events 14 10-15-2004 04:33 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2002-2014 Checkmate-Boats.com & Whitecap Enterprises Corp. All Rights Reserved.
Images & Content are Copyright material and may not used without prior written permission.