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Old 02-01-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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boat explodes - I wonder if this is propane?

http://www.king5.com/news/local/Boat...138454994.html

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I can't tell what type of boat this used to be.* No report of fire.

Propane explosion?

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Old 02-01-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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Wow.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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The gentleman who was hurt in the explosion is reported to be 78 years old. Kinda old for cooking meth.
Also it was reported he was seen hauling a propane tank to his boat recently.

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Talk about a yard sale!!
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:37 PM   #5
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RE: boat explodes - I wonder if this is propane?

Good that it was propane, not gasoline. He wouldn't have survived gas.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:31 AM   #7
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The gentleman who was hurt in the explosion is reported to be 78 years old. Kinda old for cooking meth.

A good cook can earn a thousand a day.

Perhaps his Socialist "Security" was too small?
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #8
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RE: boat explodes - I wonder if this is propane?

I fail to see the humor in this situation. fires and explosions on boats aren't very funny.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:04 PM   #9
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I agree with you Steven. I really hope the guy is ok.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #10
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current rules for propane require a direct line from the tank to the appliance. No unions, no tees, no ys, One line from the source to the use.
Ya'll do it now, ya hear?
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I fail to see the humor in this situation. fires and explosions on boats aren't very funny.
Second that... I feel bad for the guy, lost his boat, almost his life and is probably suffering from bad burns too. He may never get over that???

We can all learn something from this!!

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I fail to see the humor in this situation. fires and explosions on boats aren't very funny.
*You are right but sometimes you can't help it.

When I was teaching a 100 ton masters course and were discussing firefighting...a guy in the back of the room had mentioned how he had been blown out of two boats from gas explosions.

We all looked at him and suggested becoming an airline pilot instead of a captain...even he laughed.

Life is too short..better to go through a lot of it with a smile...
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something about see'ing somebodies **** all spread out in the water "tickles" me
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:34 PM   #14
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RE: boat explodes - I wonder if this is propane?

Years ago I was anchored in Boot key Harbor in Marathon and the boat anchored next to me blew up and burned to the waterline and then sank. Drama! Luckily the owner was not aboard. I suspect fuel leaked into bilge and filled the boat, could have been the bilge pump that set it off or perhaps a pilot light on a propane fridge. The sound of that explosion I will never forget., nor the Black smoke of that fiberglass burning!
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RE: boat explodes - I wonder if this is propane?

The scuttlebutt in Everett is it was a gas boat and he lived aboard.* Have not heard what the true cause of the explosion was. Moat morning I have coffee with the retired guys that seem to know a little about everything.*Except what day of the week it is?*
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Is anyone still tickled about this?
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:23 PM   #18
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A "trait" that seems to be missing in a lot of people is the ability to quickly assess a situation for potential consequences. The "if I put this here and it falls over later on what will happen?" frame of mind. A lot of people--- maybe even the majority of people--- seem to me to just do things without any thought of consequences other than perhaps the most obvious ones. Most of the time everybody gets away with it. But a lot of the incidents and accidents I've been made aware of for some reason or other very often are the result of the person not thinking ahead and envisioning all the possibilities for problems.

The earlier mention of this boater bringing a propane tank aboard made me think of this. I have no clue what happened in this case, but I can envision a person putting a propane tank in a place where it could fall against something and the valve be cracked open or perhaps putting it down without a final check of the valve to make sure it was shut tight, or hooking it up and not giving the connections a good once over and even smell test.

I'm not sure where the ability to run through all the possible consequences of an action comes from. Is it inherited? I heard recently a tested theory being discussed which says that about 50% of a person's character comes from the parents. Is it learned somehow at an early age? Can it be learned if a person doesn't have it inherently? Can it be taught?

I don't know the answer, but I do know that an awful lot of people I deal with, from some of our videographers to sometimes my wife, don't have the ability-- for whatever reason-- to do this. Most recent (and expensive) example was a cameraman shooting a takeoff at Paine Field on a very windy, gusty day. The plane was delayed and the cameraman wandered away from his camera, leaving it on the tripod. Big gust of wind, camera blew over, total cost to the company, $125,000 dollars. This was not a one-time event with this guy, he has done this sort of thing albeit not with as high a penalty, ever since we've known him. He just doesn't anticipate. Where our other cameramen in the identical situation will almost automatically realize the potential for a blow-over and take the camera off the tripod before they walk away from it.
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A "trait" that seems to be missing in a lot of people is the ability to quickly assess a situation for potential consequences. The "if I put this here and it falls over later on what will happen?" frame of mind. A lot of people--- maybe even the majority of people--- seem to me to just do things without any thought of consequences other than perhaps the most obvious ones. Most of the time everybody gets away with it. But a lot of the incidents and accidents I've been made aware of for some reason or other very often are the result of the person not thinking ahead and envisioning all the possibilities for problems.

The earlier mention of this boater bringing a propane tank aboard made me think of this. I have no clue what happened in this case, but I can envision a person putting a propane tank in a place where it could fall against something and the valve be cracked open or perhaps putting it down without a final check of the valve to make sure it was shut tight, or hooking it up and not giving the connections a good once over and even smell test.

I'm not sure where the ability to run through all the possible consequences of an action comes from. Is it inherited? I heard recently a tested theory being discussed which says that about 50% of a person's character comes from the parents. Is it learned somehow at an early age? Can it be learned if a person doesn't have it inherently? Can it be taught?

I don't know the answer, but I do know that an awful lot of people I deal with, from some of our videographers to sometimes my wife, don't have the ability-- for whatever reason-- to do this. Most recent (and expensive) example was a cameraman shooting a takeoff at Paine Field on a very windy, gusty day. The plane was delayed and the cameraman wandered away from his camera, leaving it on the tripod. Big gust of wind, camera blew over, total cost to the company, $125,000 dollars. This was not a one-time event with this guy, he has done this sort of thing albeit not with as high a penalty, ever since we've known him. He just doesn't anticipate. Where our other cameramen in the identical situation will almost automatically realize the potential for a blow-over and take the camera off the tripod before they walk away from it.
*What if needs to be asked and*answered everytime.* But as you said a lot of folks never even ask it never mind answer it.
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Very sad to hear of the gentleman's passing. I hope he did not suffer in his final two weeks, but instead had a chance to say good bye to his family.

In regards to Marin's post - I totally agree. Most people are simply in "their own world" and do not think 1 step ahead, much less twenty steps ahead. Not saying the gentleman who was killed by the explosion did anything wrong - it may have been a freak accident.
Not sure if it is a societal issue, or over reliance on technology, or people not growing up in the Boy Scouts - but people seem to avoid taking responsibility for their actions - which results in their not caring what consequences their actions have.
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