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Old 27 February 2014, 17:31   #1
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Tv show on sky discovery channel, they do salvage and towing in miami and florida keys, making 500 bucks just to tow a boat back to marina. Pretty much dis regard any safety basics. Worth watching for shock factor.
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So now you know the value of a tow rope Boris!
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Tv show on sky discovery channel, they do salvage and towing in miami and florida keys, making 500 bucks just to tow a boat back to marina. Pretty much dis regard any safety basics. Worth watching for shock factor.
Is that the same show that was on quest ch a while ago?
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Crikey, it's not more ropes we need, it's a credit card machine!!!
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Yeah, it's $5000 here and $1500 there, a $2000 payday - all for towing! I think I'm going to make sure I fit an extra couple of engines to my boat so I'll never have to be robbed by them or their UK cousins!
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is this a new series? Anyone know if its online?
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It's been on Quest before but it's being re-shown on Discovery: Shipwreck Men : Discovery Channel

I'm not sure if it's online, but think it's on Sky Catch-up.
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Don't have Sky. Is it the series with that young guy with the new company always in orange?
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Yeah, he's one of them.
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So now you know the value of a tow rope Boris!
Ive twoed a few people back and never did what I get for petrol actually cover the cost of the fuel or my inconvienance. Perhaps we shoudl all start charging a standard rate and that way it may become a standard rate for a tow. what about £200 a time ?
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Wanna watch it!!!

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It's been on Quest before but it's being re-shown on Discovery: Shipwreck Men : Discovery Channel

I'm not sure if it's online, but think it's on Sky Catch-up.
Hi, I don't have sky and there aren't any clips on youtube does anybody know how I can watch it (apart from subscribing to sky)
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Hi, I don't have sky and there aren't any clips on youtube does anybody know how I can watch it (apart from subscribing to sky)
Go round a mates house who has got sky
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Ive twoed a few people back and never did what I get for petrol actually cover the cost of the fuel or my inconvienance. Perhaps we shoudl all start charging a standard rate and that way it may become a standard rate for a tow. what about £200 a time ?
While the RNLI are free you have no market!

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Perhaps we shoudl all start charging a standard rate and that way it may become a standard rate for a tow. what about £200 a time ?
If you want to charge me I (or my insurers) will expect you to be liable for any damage you cause to my boat; you'll probably need to be coded etc.

I suspect your own insurers might have a view too, especially in light of this:

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last time when I towed a hard powerboat I scuffed my tubes and took some paint off my outboard leg when the bridle block got caught.
One day it will be you that needs a tow and you will be grateful for the general cooperation amongst marine folk that help you out of bother.
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If you want to charge me I (or my insurers) will expect you to be liable for any damage you cause to my boat; you'll probably need to be coded etc. I suspect your own insurers might have a view too, especially in light of this: One day it will be you that needs a tow and you will be grateful for the general cooperation amongst marine folk that help you out of bother.
Not sure he needed a proper answer....

Am I still in the sin bin?......
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Not sure he needed a proper answer.... Am I still in the sin bin?......
Your lucky it wasn't red
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Ooh, moderator changed card status/avatar!!!

I'm on thin ice.... And not just the ice on the M6 I'm currently on.

Good work Poly or willk, made me chuckle.
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