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Old 06-10-2007, 11:14 PM
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Just got back from Jaxvill Poker run. We found a crane to load us into the water. The current is crazy in the river, the boat drift about 10 mph. When they were about to lift the boat they told me I had to get into the boat so I could start the motors because as soon as we unhook the strapt the boat will be on the rocks. Thinking of my luck, I thought this may be a good idea.
Once they lifted the boat they had t lift it high enough to clear the barge. I would say at least 40 feet in the air. While raising the boat it was swaying back and forth very bad. The straps we making popping and creeking noises. I again thought about my luck and realized this may not have been my best option. I couldn't help remembering the tag on the straps that said "Made in Tawain" and how my life is in the hnds of a sewer that makes $2.00 a week. Here are a few of the photos from the boat.
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Old 06-10-2007, 11:36 PM
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Very brave with your luck.
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Old 06-10-2007, 11:51 PM
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uhmm . . . how'd you get it out of the water. had to be just as nuts with that current.
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Check out this post!

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...d.php?t=160370

His straps said Tawain also!
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Old 06-11-2007, 01:30 AM
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At least the straps didn't say made in China!!!
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Thank god. I was waiting for you to say the straps broke and you rode the boat down.
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Yea, I'd have had a heart attack!! Heights are a big issue with me!!! Ferris wheels.... and those new crazy azz rides at the parks....SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF ME!!!!
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Funny I've been out in some rough sheet. The kind of storms that belong in movies. but Heights scare the crap outta me
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Hey Gino, if you go next year. Check out the tides and load at mid-tide if feasible. River is pretty still right about then.
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Yikes!!!!
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