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Old 01 September 2012, 16:24   #1
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Another story from the Daily Mail..

Shocking video captures moment boat crashes on Missouri lake sending family flying | Mail Online

Nicht so gut.

Judging by the throttle set up and the type of vessel I suspect they were going preeety fast at the time.
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Old 01 September 2012, 16:53   #2
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Blimey! They all went flying!
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Didn't look like a whole lot of fun (at least for the passengers) before they hit the wake, either.

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That looked pretty painful to me.....
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That's going to hurt. Probably end up with the same injuries you'd expect after a car crash. Hope no one was seriously hurt. What's the driver doing with the throttle? Looks like he was going way too fast in the first place.
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Full vid here

(and a link to a slo-mo)
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Good thing they did not barel roll the boat, the speed looks very high. The driver is very active with his left hand, is it throttle control?
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If it is the throttle looks like something broke. He moves it back and forward but it seems like it has no affect on the boat at all
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The guy helming is a goon. The wake, or whatever he hit to cause the boat to react the way it did, didn't appear by magic. He was either not observing, or not suffciently experienced to deal with the situation as it occurred.
It looks as if he took wake on the beam from a boat ahead of him travelling in the same direction. If he had both V8s at WOT and the Fountain trimmed out, the combination would be pretty violent.

Shit driving, never the less.
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If it is the throttle looks like something broke. He moves it back and forward but it seems like it has no affect on the boat at all
He face doesn't say so.
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When the boat is in the air he needs to throttle back so the engine (and prop) is doing the same revs as when it became airborne.

A poker run is a type of competition very popular in the US with the offshore guys. Some of these boats are capable of 100mph plus. As you can see in the video they do not need any more safety gear than sunglasses or a bikini even though they are doing race speeds. Alcohol also plays a part as it is considered a social day.
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As you can see in the video they do not need any more safety gear than sunglasses or a bikini

At least it was reinforced sting holding the bikini top's on.....going to bin my winch strap on Gwenn's trailer and replace it with a long line of that bikini material.....:-)

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Didn't look like a whole lot of fun (at least for the passengers) before they hit the wake, either.

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Dont think they will be in any hurry for another trip
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A motley looking crew. Porn money.
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Tha Mail article reported that accidents were common. Looked like it accelerated pretty lively! How rough do those lakes get?
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A motley looking crew. Porn money.
Looks like Anchorhandler is in charge of the strings an you are directing
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A poker run is a type of competition very popular in the US with the offshore guys. Some of these boats are capable of 100mph plus. As you can see in the video they do not need any more safety gear than sunglasses or a bikini even though they are doing race speeds. Alcohol also plays a part as it is considered a social day.
That was the bad old days - Poker runners wear lifejackets and are more responsible than this guy. He hasn't got a clue and was just going too fast with inappropriate throttle control ending in a hook. With the sort of hardware available in the States it's no surprise they have some issues with accidents in the US - lots of 100mph+ boats available!
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