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Whoops!! 13 years of Boating Blunders!

Discussion in 'Popular Yacht Topics' started by CaptEvan, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Talon

    Talon Senior Member

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    Many years ago (A place far far away!!) my father got his car stuck on the slipway whilst trying to recover my 25 foot fisher.
    He could not get traction to climb off the slip, so I told him to back down towards the slip so the boat engine was still in the water.
    Bemused he did this!

    I fired the boat engine up, pushing the car up the slip with his wheels spinning too.
    WE didn't make it first try, so more throttle on the second go pushed us clear, but also shoved the boat 8 feet up the trailer and inches from the roof.

    Ooops! I took 12 guys to bring the boat safely back onto the trailer rollers!!:eek:

    Some of these pics bring back the "Oh S**t!!" factor.
  2. Mr.K

    Mr.K New Member

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    'Searcing for landmines?':p
    German minesweeper FGC Grömitz in norweigian waters, or land maybe.

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  3. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    Now, that's impressive.
    I mean, she's a minesweeper, meaning FRP or wooden hull, right?

    From the looks of it, she didn't just nudge the rock and hang up on the low tide....she whacked it at speed!

    Strong stuff them Germans build, eh?
  4. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    These 54.4 m boats are built by Abeking & Rasmussen of a special antimagnetic steel (NMST) also used in submarines. Speed with 2 x 2.200 kW is 18 knots.
  5. brunick

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    in the newspaper they wrote: "it was snowing and the view wasn't that good (...)", why do they have a GPS onboard, when they don't use it?!

    well, lets blame it on the u.s. army: they shutted down the GPS :D

    guess, who has to pay this? german public, just because somebody wanted to drink a coffee ;)

    @ Loren: germans build everything stronger, than it should be! try a crane offert to take 200 tons, you may take 350 tons with it without that it breaks ;)
  6. Codger

    Codger YF Wisdom Dept.

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    Austenitic Steel

    Loren
    There are quite a few Non-magnetic steels with very good properties as hull materials.
  7. Palmer

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    I didn't know they used those to look for land mines, too.
  8. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    Lars and Codger-- you guys are a wealth of information!

    And, Brunick, per your quote above, that's why I'm looking to buy a Boxster S in the near future--schtrong schtuff!
  9. ERTW

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  10. YachtForum

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    OUCH!!! :eek:
  11. ERTW

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    Another brand new yacht bites the dust...this time its a sunseeker! Article is in Italian, found it off another yacht website. I bet somebody had a bad day...My Italian is a little rough but here's a little translation "72Ft Boat falls after crane collapses...anyone looking for some Man engines low hours bring chain saw if your seriously interested, for sale immediately! I think even a boston whaler would explode from that height!l

    http://www.deluxeblog.it/post/2923/un-sunseeker-predator-72-sfortunato
  12. Kevin

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  13. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    It's been said that every yacht has a "face".
    This one has the worst case of 'overbite' I've ever seen.
  14. MikeElliston

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    i saw this on my way to work last week,
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    after a closer look, i noticed that the thing still had the trailer attached
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    " now that might explain why we were goin so sluggish today"
  15. YachtForum

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    A stick gets stuck...

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  16. YachtForum

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    Another angle...

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  17. ERTW

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    Check out this video...looks like a 35' to 40' Motoryacht getting stuck under a bridge...first hand view too! Reminds me of that saying..."trying to stuff 10 lbs of crap in a 5 lb bag!". Close your office door before watching, my sick humour somehow found it funny to watch, but thats just me!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eleCk3rWMQY
  18. revdcs

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    Here's one that got away with it ! :eek:

    [The comments aren't mine, they came with the show]

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  19. skeet182

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    Hi all, long time reader and first time poster.
    This thread has finally made me come out of my lurking in the hope that one of you can help me find a picture I have been looking for.

    I remember seeing a photo of a 40ft (approx) sportfisher trying to go out through some large shore based waves, the photo in particular was of it in a vertical position with the wave crashing just over it's bow.

    has anyone seen this photo or have a copy of it ? the original one i saw was actually in an advertisement for boat insurance.
  20. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    Next to Sharky's recent "Splash Seen 'Round The World" photos, arguably the most famous 'ohmygawd' photo is Geo. C. Scott's "Mojo", a 81' Ditmar & Donaldson climbing up a big one:

    http://www.mv-dreamer.com/Mojo.htm

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