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Old 07 August 2006, 16:37   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Oldham
Boat name: Aqua Vitae
Make: Ribcraft 4.8
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Powerboat Crash

Looks like these guys had a lucky escape over the weekend. Check the video - it's fairly spectacular.


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Old 08 August 2006, 04:04   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Lee on the Solent
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This was all over the television down here last night, both internal and external footage. Scary stuff!

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Old 08 August 2006, 07:45   #3
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
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Great bit of video - especially as they were ok. Boat looked a bit rough afterwards!!!

Most spectacular crash I have seen was on "The World's most amazing videos" or similar - it was in South America and a racing cat lost steering and rammed a race officials boat(something like a small Nelson).

The boat was doing well over 100mph - it impaled the launch and was actually right through it. It was a miracle nobody was hurt. The racer was going nuts though - you would have thought he would be glad to be alive!!!

What looked quite funny was the way the people were thrashing around in the water - maybe they were in shock but I reckon they were afraid of Phirana fish.....
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Old 08 August 2006, 10:13   #4
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maan that was a "close shave" so to speak!!

pleased all was well
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