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Old 03-30-2017, 08:25 AM   #1
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"ShtFaced Captain" - YouTube Title...

"ShtFaced Captain" - YouTube Title...

Wow - Quite a show of what NOT to do!

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Old 03-30-2017, 08:37 AM   #2
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Not much you can say about that driving, it pretty much speaks for itself. You just have to be thankful that no one else or their boats were in his way.
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:49 AM   #3
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He hates the bridge! Stay away from the bridge!
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:51 AM   #4
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Other than the bad driving, what is the indication he is drunk? It's not mentioned once in the video and there is no visual confirmation of their sobriety.
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:55 AM   #5
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Other than the bad driving, what is the indication he is drunk? It's not mentioned once in the video and there is no visual confirmation of their sobriety.
Just a good guess - I guess - By the poster onto YouTube?????
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I don't know if the "captain" is inebriated, incompetent or some combination but there are certainly some errors being made. Similarly disturbing is the mean spirited nature of our society and the joy in everyone's voices as they witness the failure and property damage. While I doubt the crowd can be heard from on board the flailing vessel, when did it become socially acceptable to yell jeers and mockeries at strangers like you are at some sporting event? I'm sure I am missing context and I offer no defense of this "captain" but there is a lot of poor behavior on display here and probably a lot of alcohol involved.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:20 AM   #7
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How about this for a scenario. New boater, new boat. Approaching bridge, one engine dies. The captain is inexperienced and attempts to maneuver on one engine. Then, the other engine dies. The captain panics and starts one of the dead engines and mistakenly shifts into reverse.

So how shtfaced or sober might he be? Don't be too quick to judge.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:25 AM   #8
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Couple of possibilities as I see it.
It looks like a fairly decent current at the bridge. And what if for some reason he lost an engine as was running on one. That would certainly explain the lack of control.
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Greetings,
Mr. mb. Great minds etc...
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Looks like it took great skill to move a boat under the bridge sideways in that current.
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Bridge piers are notorious for making quirky currents, and maybe the helmsman was unsure the boat would clear the bridge. Doesn't explain the whole scenario, however.
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Similarly disturbing is the mean spirited nature of our society and the joy in everyone's voices as they witness the failure and property damage. While I doubt the crowd can be heard from on board the flailing vessel, when did it become socially acceptable to yell jeers and mockeries at strangers like you are at some sporting event?
To me that is far more disturbing than the boat actions. I don't grasp at all how anyone thinks there is humor or joy in the tragedy or problems of others.
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I don't grasp at all how anyone thinks there is humor or joy in the tragedy or problems of others.
And yet we share our great country with a vast number that do.
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To me that is far more disturbing than the boat actions. I don't grasp at all how anyone thinks there is humor or joy in the tragedy or problems of others.
I share your distaste of the comments made. However, from the comments I heard I got the impression that the person had just left that dock and that the woman filming had spoken with the captain. The captain's condition or attitude at that time may have influenced their reaction to his plight.
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Not a single person said " gee he's in trouble, can I help" Very sad .
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My steering went out in the marina not long after we bought William . It was not pretty. I was able to get into an empty slip and no damage was done . But I did PANIC with the gear and speed shifter and made some mistakes . Maybe his steering was out .
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My steering went out in the marina not long after we bought William . It was not pretty. I was able to get into an empty slip and no damage was done . But I did PANIC with the gear and speed shifter and made some mistakes . Maybe his steering was out .
That was my first thought too.

On the other hand, it may all be a staged youtube event, something like America's Funniest Video kind of thing where none of them ever appeared to have just been captured without planning.
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