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26 foot Hacker takes a dump in St Alban’s Bay, 6 people in the boat.. NO LIFEJACKETS on.. 4 people taken to the Hospital. The accident happened at around  5:30 p.m. yesterday. The 4 folks were treated and released. You can see the real news story here. Click here.... Looks like a very nice Hacker.. Looks like the boat flipped, but that is not been verified.. We will find out more. Stay tuned..

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2 Responses to “Hacker Boat Accident on Lake Minnetonka.”
  1. Al Benton

    First, I'm thankful that everyone is OK. The boat looks fine but if she sank, the engine needs attention. That sort of thing spoils your day for sure but to look on the bright side, all will recover physical, you'll have a hum-dinger of a story to tell and you'll probably go boating again, once the nerves have settled a bit and the bones quit hurting.

    As the story reports, no one knows what happened yet. A 28' wood boat flipped over a couple of years ago here. It was doing tight figure 8's and causing some rather large wakes. On one of the passes the boat flipped over, spilling the passengers. Fortunately, there was a crowd enjoying the show and all were rescued quickly with no injuries. The boat remained up side down and didn't sink. It was quickly towed in and rescued too.

    The driver didn't think he hit anything, just the leading edge of a large wake while powering into a sharp turn when she suddenly flipped. I suppose it happens.

  2. WoodyBoater

    I got this comment from a very knowlable sorce on these Hackers.. that is if it was a Morgan hacker.. Here it is..

    Was this a Morgan Hacker? I have driven the Hackers built by Bill Morgan and they handled like crap in a left turn the rudder blows out you have no steering if all the people were up front and the driver chopped the throttle the stem digs in and the boat rolls over a lot of Morgans boats have rolled tossing the people out a lot of runabouts of all makes have done this.