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Old 06 August 2007, 22:32   #11
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The trouble is sometimes incompetence leads to terrible tradgedy

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/08/06/boy...ef=mpstoryview

Really tragic!!!
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Old 07 August 2007, 00:41   #12
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here's another pic showing the engines. the next picture is from the same site, but is it also the same type of boat?

classicseacraft.com has some great "blooper" shots in the photo album under Other Boats.

pacific seacraft boats have a huge following on the east coast.

yeah, codders that was heartbreaking about that little boy. what a bunch of idiots. i'm sure that wasn't standard procedure.
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Old 07 August 2007, 09:09   #13
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God help them if they are chasing some people who DO know what they are doing in bad conditions - doesn't matter how good their boats are if they don't read the waves right they've had it!!!
You are absolutely right about that Cod, it also helps if you learn basic boat handling skills first...
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Boats, Boats.. they all look the same..

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here's another pic showing the engines. the next picture is from the same site, but is it also the same type of boat?

classicseacraft.com has some great "blooper" shots in the photo album under Other Boats.

pacific seacraft boats have a huge following on the east coast.

yeah, codders that was heartbreaking about that little boy. what a bunch of idiots. i'm sure that wasn't standard procedure.
The pic on the right looks like a Fountain to me, pointy bow and shape of the forward deck. Either that or a similar twin engined go-fast.
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Old 07 August 2007, 09:21   #15
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The trouble is sometimes incompetence leads to terrible tradgedy

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/08/06/boy...ef=mpstoryview

Really tragic!!!
Some of these cops are pretty fu**king stupid. Just the same I am sure the officer responsible must be sick at the thought of what he had accidently done. What a tragedy for everyone involved... just think how the grandfather felt and then having to tell the parents about the accident.
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Some of these cops are pretty fu**king stupid. Just the same I am sure the officer responsible must be sick at the thought of what he had accidently done. What a tragedy for everyone involved... just think how the grandfather felt and then having to tell the parents about the accident.
"Some"? I reckon most!!! I often used to watch the Scariest Police Chases with John Burnell. It's amazing the way he would even make the most stupid policeman look like a hero. I remember in one chase the cop rammed the suspects car into a petrol station - the car was on fire against a petrol pump and the place was next to a school. Then the "hero" cop shunts the burning car away from the pumps. If he hadn't rammed it in the first place...........
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Naaa...

.. That's just a Canadian Truck Wash. Roll the windows up tight and away you go!

Seriously though, that's fricken hilarious! It looks like they rolled back and the bow of the boat is still attached to the trailer. Good thing they had the stern straps off of the boat might be under too!

I think I just might print these pics out and keep them on my boat. The next time I'm pulled over for a "Courtesy Inspection" (i.e.: We're pulling you over for an illegal/unwarranted search...) and they take exception to something on my boat, I can whip them out just for the reaction!
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.. That's just a Canadian Truck Wash. Roll the windows up tight and away you go!

Seriously though, that's fricken hilarious! It looks like they rolled back and the bow of the boat is still attached to the trailer. Good thing they had the stern straps off of the boat might be under too!

I think I just might print these pics out and keep them on my boat. The next time I'm pulled over for a "Courtesy Inspection" (i.e.: We're pulling you over for an illegal/unwarranted search...) and they take exception to something on my boat, I can whip them out just for the reaction!
Stoo,

Instead of whipping them out. Put them somewhere they will look and wait to see the expression on their faces.

Priceless as an advert over here goes.

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Stoo,

Instead of whipping them out. Put them somewhere they will look and wait to see the expression on their faces.

Priceless as an advert over here goes.

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A much better idea! That way they get the humiliation, without any overt action on your behalf to annoy them and cause them to find "violations".
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A much better idea! That way they get the humiliation, without any overt action on your behalf to annoy them and cause them to find "violations".
Are they really that bad then???
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