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Old 11-21-2017, 07:06 PM   #1
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Ft Myers Boat burning.

Looks like everyone is ok, which is most important.

VIDEO: Florida family jumps from burning boat in Gulf, rescued by ferry | WDTN
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:18 PM   #2
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Sheesh. Scariest part is getting caught in the prop wash of that big ferry.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:23 PM   #3
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Sheesh. Scariest part is getting caught in the prop wash of that big ferry.
The good or bad is those ferries are water jet drive.
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Yikes, as a Beneteau Swift 44 owner, this freaks me out. Definitely want to know how this happened! Glad everyone was okay though.
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Are those flybridge level dinghies ever able to be used in an emergency?
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Are those flybridge level dinghies ever able to be used in an emergency?
I seriously doubt they are capable of being rapidly deployed.
A towed tender would have been handy in this scenario.
That jet wash does look scary for a swimmer.
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The good or bad is those ferries are water jet drive.

Oh. That makes more sense. Was wondering why the captain was gettin so close.

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