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Old 04 August 2007, 19:32   #1
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Stoo, you are in good hands...O.P.P. launching the boat the easy way..

Ah how would it be for our Ribnet brethren to the North if not for the highly trained professionals known as the Ontario Provincial Police? Why at any given moment they must spring into action to save the lives of boaters (that's you Stoo) threatened by the killer waters of the Great White North! Just recently our professionals were called upon to expertly launch their vessel to save the day, we have captured (stolen) a few images for the enlightenment of our Ribnet members, be assured you will be safe on the beautiful waters of Ontario because they are ready in any situa... oh wait... the valiant are afloat in pic one but there seems to be a problem... hmmm... pic two there is an officer in the water and what's that behind him?? pic three... oh.. I get it, nothing like being prepared for any outcome, they have also launched the latest in high tech, a submersible SUV!! Damn those guys are good!!
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Old 04 August 2007, 20:59   #2
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Arghh Arghh

You eskemoos are crack'in me up down here!
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Old 04 August 2007, 21:27   #3
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Brilliant!

I saw something like that a few years ago, not highly trained professionals though...
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Old 04 August 2007, 21:45   #4
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You know that crew had to retire because they would of never lived that one down.
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CLASSIC!!!

I bet those are the blokes who charge around giving suitable advice to other boats........
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Old 05 August 2007, 00:57   #6
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Dude, Where'd you park the Suburban?
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Fixed the picture...
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they may have trained with our homeland security
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Old 06 August 2007, 18:48   #9
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That isn"t good...

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they may have trained with our homeland security
We all need to work for that outfit to help train those people... They are running three boats out of my Marina, couple of 32 ft inflatables and a 39 ft Midnight express (nice boat!) I was launching my boat with my kid in tow and we got to watch five of these guys try repeatedly to put one of the 32's on a trailer. I got tired of watching at try number 5 or 6 and was sorely tempted to offer to take over the helm and put it up for them. It seems most of these officers have little experience handling boats....
A little addition this, the boat in your post is a 39 Midnight Express as well, seems this is what they are buying and running in addition to the big ribs as well. I ran one of these in Miami at the boat show about six years back, it is a tremendously well built boat and can run really well in the slop. The one in your post, does it have quad 225 Mercs? I would imagine they are equipping them all the same and that company is making a ton of money! One of my friends talked to one of the guys (H.S.) who said that the rib, which has triple 225 Mercs was like being in a salt shaker, that it was too rough a ride.. Huh??? Must be tough to suffer like that in that nice a boat...
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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!!!
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