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Old 01-13-2011, 05:15 AM   #1
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Tugboat to the rescue. Worth a look

Hey people this is a scene that makes you proud to be a boater, even with vertical windows.* Please see off the ad before the action starts.....
http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/natio...t-4-46-metres/
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:36 AM   #2
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RE: Tugboat to the rescue. Worth a look

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Hey people this is a scene that makes you proud to be a boater, even with vertical windows.* Please see off the ad before the action starts.....
http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/natio...t-4-46-metres/
Thanks, those guys are cool, consummate professionals.

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Old 01-13-2011, 06:45 AM   #3
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Bravo!!* Amazing work.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:50 AM   #4
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Tugboat to the rescue. Worth a look

Wow. Amazing effort by the tug captains. Amazing destruction by the flooding. The sailboat going under the bridge--ugh.

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RE: Tugboat to the rescue. Worth a look

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Cringe, OUCH!*

I'd expect tugboat operators would be*highly expert at boat handling.* Just think what*we could do if*we got a* thousand or so hours of practice a year without wrecking our boats. ... They seemed so nonchalant at their interview.* Nerves of steel or just another day at the "office"?
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Fantastic work for the little guy. *There's a man who knows what he's doing. *Great story.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:07 PM   #7
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RE: Tugboat to the rescue. Worth a look

We've walked on that River Walk. Glad we weren't doing so when the piece broke off, although it appears that, thanks to the Mavis, we'd have had a fairly uneventful ride down the river.

We've watched little river tugs like this at work on the Fraser River and across the Strait in Ganges on Vancouver Island. Pretty amazing what these guys can do with a simple little boat. No bow or stern thrusters, either
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Would love to have seen him at the throttle when that was happening.
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