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Old 12-11-2007, 12:01 PM
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Depends on what kind of day the tree is having.
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Well--That is the way to go...Just jump it
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just a few more feet to starboard he woulda cleared
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just a few more feet to starboard he woulda cleared
There is absolutly NO excuse for that!!! The logs and poles however are dumb luck
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just a few more feet to starboard he woulda cleared
Had it been a Fountain, the pole would have sheared away cleanly and the boater could have continued on his way.
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Had it been a Fountain, the pole would have sheared away cleanly and the boater could have continued on his way.
That is a Fountain, and I think the marker is a steel pole. There are a couple OSO members that live near that marker.
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Had it been a Fountain, the pole would have sheared away cleanly and the boater could have continued on his way.
And no one would have gotten wet!
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That is a Fountain, and I think the marker is a steel pole. There are a couple OSO members that live near that marker.
My mistake- I thought it was a Baja. Maybe the Fountain thing only works on horizontal logs?
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My mistake- I thought it was a Baja. Maybe the Fountain thing only works on horizontal logs?
I think its something to do with the beak; kinda like a woodpecker; and the additional flux capacity of the swim platform bearings.

I almost included that pic in my first post, but the more I looked at it, the more the pole looks like steel.
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Growing up and boating on the rivers here at Pittsburgh, you see all kinds of stuff floating down stream. Ive been fortunate to avoid most. But I have tapped a few objects. Most recent was this summer, hit something that was completely submerged. Felt it hit the hull and then it kicked the transom up. Shut the boat down and checked everything. Did bend a couple tips on the prop. Never did find out what I hit. Stayed completely submerged. (And I was in the channel, not close to shore)
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