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Old 21-05-2009, 16:09   #1
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Can You Believe It? 8 Kts!

At our Marina Wedding, we were suprised by the Fireboat, stopping by to give us a Salute.
Talking to the friend who was driving the boat, he told me, with all cannons facing aft, they will move the boat at 8 kts! Amazing.
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Old 21-05-2009, 17:26   #2
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that is pretty cool!!
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Old 21-05-2009, 20:00   #3
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Sounds like fireworks in the day time. Quite the show.
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Congrats on your wedding! Great setting...I must say I'm impressed with
their water tank capacity!!!
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what a cool surprise! I have some great old Kodaks of a fireboat in New York with the statue of liberty in the background.
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Congrats on your wedding! Great setting...I must say I'm impressed with
their water tank capacity!!!
Just a guess, but I imagine they have one or two hellaciously powerful pumps sucking it out of the river just as fast as they're shooting it out the water cannons.

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Tao, you were just taken in.
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Hope you didn't get soaked in the process!
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Tao...CaptainJeff is on to me...I was just going to make my case for
large water tanks! That being...If it were pumps they would be
sitting on a dry riverbed by now!!!
Having seen similiar pumps up close while in the navy, they are
truly awesome...especially when they use them as a wedding salute
instead of having to fight a fire.
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They're pretty awesome used as a jet pack too
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