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Old 06-18-2002, 10:48 AM
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Gary,

No problem. That website is pretty cool. They have some seriously funny chit on there! I used to have a bunch of them set up as a slideshow for my screen saver. People just stand there and watch em scroll by.

Truth be known, I really didn't want it to be a link. I wanted the picture to show up. I guess I screwed it up somehow. Is it beacuse the IMG Code is off?
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Old 06-18-2002, 10:59 AM
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Laveyman- One more thanks for that link!!!
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Old 06-18-2002, 11:02 AM
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It's a pretty funny site. Maybe I should make it a separate thread!?!???
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Well..........Here's an update on this crash. The marina that the boat was towed into and impounded, is where i keep my boat. This is what i was told yesterday when i was at the lake;

The people in the boat made a sharp turn, boat spun out, did a 360 degree spin, ejected ALL 4 people in the boat, and the boat continued running until it ran into the mountain wall. Boat did have lanyards, driver not wearing them. Driver of the boat was given a breathalyzer test......he FAILED the test!
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Well.....The local word is that it was a few things....

(1) New Boat or Not Knowing Your Boat, .....you pick !!

(2) Decent Power, or Going Too Fast, ......again, you pick !!

(3) Incorrect Rigging or Just Trimmed-up Too Much !!!!

Any or all (3) can lead to an "Out of Control Boat"


Glad they were both OK........Have a Safe "Independence Day"..




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Hey BoatNut,

Seems we heard similar things......Although, I did not hear about the booze !!!!

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My first thought days ago was new boat haulin ass into cove witha step bottom it either hooked a chine or spun ,out having boated at mead for years i know the water level has nothing to do with this wreck , alcohol well thats another issue but it wasnt my first thought just my 0.2 Mitch
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The Boat spun out? It was doing exactly what it is supposed to do, as we spend a lot of time “Loosening” the bottom up and cheating friction a little for the straight line speed. With steps and vents, I would not fault the boat! The Driver yes! High speed turns that happens to be an acquired skill and drinking that makes it bad for the rest of us.


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Question Hmmm....sounds familiar...

...kinda reminds me of a story I heard......like the time the rep took a potential customer to a lake...hooked the boat, and ejected all 4 passangers. The boat continued on for a couple miles at around 40MPH until it ran aground.

As for the boat, I heard they buffed out the bottom, and put it in the LA Boat show this year.

As for the potential customer, he didn't fare so well...broken arm.

Any guesses on the builder or the lake?

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