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Old 01-16-2007, 12:30 PM
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Pretty similar circumstances only was loading on the trailer and it wasn't my shorts that got caught on the cleat!
Yup, you guessed it. Fortunately only the wife there, she was very sympathetic. So were the ER doc and nurse.

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Isnt sharing fun!!! Like the picture you shared of me in Angies dress, severely intoxicated. My dad was real proud of that!

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Old 01-16-2007, 12:44 PM
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ever think about the catch and release program??? fish dont go bad that way.....
yep I catch em

They release me LOL
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:27 PM
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Isnt sharing fun!!! Like the picture you shared of me in Angies dress, severely intoxicated. My dad was real proud of that!


Ok I gues we're even. But remember, I still have that picture!
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Tunnel boat race in Massachusetts...1975 or so. I have my new Lifeline Parachute Life Jacket on....... The kind that's supposed to slow you to under 60 mph before allowing you to enter the water feet first.....

I hook violently in turn one..... and exit through the cockpit wall...stage right (my helmet serving as a nice nose cone)...straight down into the water. My body goes down head first and surfaces feet first back up onto the deck of the Molinari...which has stopped VERY abruptly. I am floundering in the water and realise that the parachute deployed and left a trail for me to follow back to the cockpit. I climb back in and realise that my fully tied sneaker/driving shoe is still sitting on the throttle pedal (This was a very ballistic incident). The kill switch worked as did all my safety apparel, including the ballistic vest I wore beneath my driving suit....... That's the good news.

I am wet, angry, and eager to get the boat back to the pits for some makeshift repair........

I am confronted with...for the first time in my life...a wet parachute dangling from the back of my shoulders.....so...I stuff it behind my back in the drivers seat...and I make a semi high speed (at least 90) blast down the back stretch..toward the pits. The parachute apparently didn't like the view and migrated upward from behind my back to get a better look........ until the wind caught it .

For the second time in mere moments..the boat and I decelerated abruptly....and I barely hung on and stayed aboard......

When I got to the pits......and was hauled out on my trailer....a very rapid process in tunnel boat racing....there wasn't a dry eye in the area.

I never used that parachute jacket again.

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Tunnel boat race in Massachusetts...1975 or so. I have my new Lifeline Parachute Life Jacket on....... The kind that's supposed to slow you to under 60 mph before allowing you to enter the water feet first.....

I hook violently in turn one..... and exit through the cockpit wall...stage right (my helmet serving as a nice nose cone)...straight down into the water. My body goes down head first and surfaces feet first back up onto the deck of the Molinari...which has stopped VERY abruptly. I am floundering in the water and realise that the parachute deployed and left a trail for me to follow back to the cockpit. I climb back in and realise that my fully tied sneaker/driving shoe is still sitting on the throttle pedal (This was a very ballistic incident). The kill switch worked as did all my safety apparel, including the ballistic vest I wore beneath my driving suit....... That's the good news.

I am wet, angry, and eager to get the boat back to the pits for some makeshift repair........

I am confronted with...for the first time in my life...a wet parachute dangling from the back of my shoulders.....so...I stuff it behind my back in the drivers seat...and I make a semi high speed (at least 90) blast down the back stretch..toward the pits. The parachute apparently didn't like the view and migrated upward from behind my back to get a better look........ until the wind caught it .

For the second time in mere moments..the boat and I decelerated abruptly....and I barely hung on and stayed aboard......

When I got to the pits......and was hauled out on my trailer....a very rapid process in tunnel boat racing....there wasn't a dry eye in the area.

I never used that parachute jacket again.

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Sounds like your basic training for the Oklahoma Air Guards...
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I was at my girlfriends lake house this past summer. I was inside the boat doing some cleaning on the interior. I went to get out of the boat and steped on the 4'' of top deck towards the back left side of the hull. When i brought up my other foot to step up i lost balance and fell right between the boat and dock. Luckly i did not break anything and was fine. I thanked god and the angels for watching my dumb ass that day!
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Sounds like your basic training for the Oklahoma Air Guards...
Is that near Oklerhomer?
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Loaded 3 girls in the Hawk with me

Wouldnt get on plane but I still had fun!
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I managed to throw me and my sponsor out of the boat at cocktail cove. No life jacket , no kill switch , we were only going 30 mph. A lesson learned - wear jackets and use your lanyards.
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I got a pretty good one.

One of the first times out with my parents old sea ray. They told me no alcohol, because I was only 16. So we jump in the boat with a cooler full of water and soda - first stop the gas station to pick up some beer. We went out to the party cove where we had a blast to say the least. We had a friend of my twin sister on board (definate family perk). She was hot, I was the captain, nuff said. After we ran out of beer - we went to get some more, not a good idea. On the way back home the girl said "can I drive the boat" and being the horny toad I was I said no....... - but you can sit on my lap and hold the steering wheel if you like. Again.... I'm the captain - so it worked. Needless to say my eyes were not on the shoreline and all I could think about was cold winters (trying to contain myself). A mile or so later, she asked "what do I do" I said stay in the middle of the lake and we will be OK. Well she didn't know how to do that and I wasn't looking at the shoreline...................... we ended up beaching the boat in about a foot of water at full cruising speed. Thank the lord for soft Texoma sand. Luckily we just pulled the motor up, pushed off and we were under way. But my lape dance ended there, or atleast for the ride home.
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