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Old 23 March 2011, 17:37   #1
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Is it green to starboard or green to port...?

Rather an aptly named boat...
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Old 23 March 2011, 17:52   #2
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Just love the way he has attached a line!!
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Old 23 March 2011, 18:38   #3
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IIRC from my insurance newsletters discussing "what not to do", alcohol was involved with this one and there was at least one fatality. I think the line was put there to help ensure the crime scene didn't float off with the tides or currents.
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Didn't Mythbusters try and fail to reproduce this one?
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Old 24 March 2011, 05:25   #5
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You'd have to be bloody lucky to hit it square on with enough speed to do that and not miss by 6 inches and bounce off!
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Old 27 March 2011, 06:35   #6
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Pretty sure it was real

Around kiwiboyd's neck of the woods if I remember correctly.

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Stupid operators

This is a very disturbing picture if you think about what probably happened to the unfortunate people onboard. No seatbelts and likely catapulted forward, across or through the windshield, dashboard or into the cabin. Or ejected completely. It must have been bad. Out having what is supposed to be good days on the water and something like this happens. People who don't know how to safely operate boats should never have one. Not sure how you fix ignorance though...
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Didn't Mythbusters try and fail to reproduce this one?
yes but was revisited and the key is to turn into the post.
When they hit it straight on it bounced off but if you hit it in an arc then you get above result
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