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Old 03-04-2010, 10:34   #1
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When Cars Fly (Onto Boats)

Last week, a dumbass kid in a Jeep was driving too fast, lost control, and launched his truck onto this poor Pearson 27, a few slips down from me.

Keeping in mind that the water was a good two feet higher at the time, I have no idea how this feat was managed. The car must have been launched a good 20 feet into the air. It hit the mast, bounced off, and went into the drink. Note the lack of damage to the hull or the lifelines.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:21   #2
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Good grief, but wonder what state the chain plates etc are in with that sort of force applied to them. You would want a really good survey before going to sea again.

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Was the driver injured?
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Was the driver injured?
With any luck.
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:02   #5
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Wonder if you would be so quick to jump up and say something crappy like that if you knew the guy was 87 years old and his wife in the car beside him was having a stroke and in the excitement his foot slipped off the brake and hit the gass..
or Maybe the guy had his kids in the car and one of them, in a car seat in the rear seat, started to choke on something, and in a split second, he lost control and went throu the barrior..
Good or bad, you need your head examined for a remark like that..
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:17   #6
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been there, done that: got the pics to prove it.
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Wonder if you would be so quick to jump up and say something crappy like that if you knew the guy was 87 years old and his wife in the car beside him was having a stroke and in the excitement his foot slipped off the brake and hit the gass..
or Maybe the guy had his kids in the car and one of them, in a car seat in the rear seat, started to choke on something, and in a split second, he lost control and went throu the barrior..
Good or bad, you need your head examined for a remark like that..
No, like I wrote... it was a dumbass kid, driving his Jeep too fast.

I admit that my first thought was "Wow... is the kid dead, at least?"
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Good or bad, you need your head examined for a remark like that..
Lighten up, Francis. It was a joke.
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Lighten up, Francis. It was a joke.

I'm glad you clarified that Matt, I'll be hanging this post on the Yach Club board, Maybe it will get you some more business..or maybe not..
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I'm glad you clarified that Matt, I'll be hanging this post on the Yach Club board, Maybe it will get you some more business..or maybe not..
Bwahahahahaha! Knock yourself out, sport. I ain't gonna lose any sleep over it.
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Look at her dumb blond face... she's proud about it:

Titanic again:

or the other way around, boat on top of car:

And boats on boats too:


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That is an amazing picture of the catamaran's starboard hull and bow supporting the weight of the power yacht. Very impressive. It takes a lot to sink most catamarans.
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That is an amazing picture of the catamaran's starboard hull and bow supporting the weight of the power yacht. Very impressive. It takes a lot to sink most catamarans.
pfff, we have a dinghy just like that powerboat ;-))

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