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Old 22 May 2006, 17:11   #11
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Given that it was a fresh water lake and one pressumes they whipped it out of the water with a crane pronto, the engine could have been saved Nes Pas?
If you looked closely they removed the engine before turning over
It had suddenly gone when clarkson struggled on after it had gone over
Dont blame them !
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Old 22 May 2006, 17:13   #12
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If you looked closely they removed the engine before turning over
It had suddenly gone when clarkson struggled on after it had gone over
Dont blame them !
I did think that actually at the time as you would expect to see the skeg and prop poking vertically into the air when the truck was upside down, although there is no deniying that it got wet though, as it shows the water level half way up the cowling.
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Old 22 May 2006, 18:27   #13
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I'm not sure at which point you chaps think they stopped the procedings to extract the motor, coz it looks very clear to me that it went over complete with motor.
If you look closely, you can just see the skeg. remember it was maounted pretty high on the transom...I mean tailgate!


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Old 22 May 2006, 18:38   #14
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If you look closely, you can just see the skeg. remember it was maounted pretty high on the transom...I mean tailgate!


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I reckon thats a shark
You might be right, although towards the end of the video, when they are closer to the pontoon there is no sign of it. However as you say it was mounted high and it was trimmed out a far way, the stern/ tailgate was lower than the bonnet anyway at this point when it was inverted so this may explain why the skeg can't be seen.
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I reckon thats a shark
this may explain why the skeg can't be seen.
When you watch the video, I think it can be seen reasonably clearly.

As I say, there really isn't any point when the camera stops rolling, and I can't begin to imagine how they'd have recovered it. I think there's no question that that baby went down running. You can see exhaust bubbles behind the motor as the cowl takes a last look at daylight....bent rods??..JW?
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Personaly I loved it, thought it was great TV but not sure how you would justify that to the Commons Select Committee when debating the BBC License Fee!!!
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I was a little worried at one stage they were going to get cruched against the jetty, but it was top hole
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By far some of the funnest TV I have seen in a long time.
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Woke the baby up from laughing so much at the toyota & VW - just wondering what would happean if i fitted an outboard to my convertible mini????
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just wondering what would happean if i fitted an outboard to my convertible mini????
Well, there is only one way to find out.....


Regarding the missing engine on the Toyboata - perhaps it fell off. BF225 engine mounts appear to be made from recycled milk bottle tops
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