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Old 09-07-2016, 03:10 PM   #1
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This Would Ruin Your Day

Arrested for DUI.

A kedge would have probably prevented this mess.

Boater admits to drinking Long Island Ice Teas before stranding 72-foot yacht on Palm Beach - wptv.com
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:35 AM   #2
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A kedge would have probably prevented this mess.
Yes, but the true question is, what type of anchor would be best for use as a kedge?
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Maybe one of the empty Vodka bottles!
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:48 AM   #4
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Yes, but the true question is, what type of anchor would be best for use as a kedge?
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I ran that boat before the current owner bought it to deliver it to Fort Lauderdale and then a couple of sea trials. The interior was in great condition, beautiful varnished teak paneling, new headliners, new carpeting and more.
He needs to tell them he thought it was Lipton tea.
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Ahh, so this is why we are supposed to wait to have cocktails until after we are anchored or at the dock. 😁

You gotta be pretty hammered to miss the entire inlet, right? Maybe there is more to the story.
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I ran that boat before the current owner bought it to deliver it to Fort Lauderdale and then a couple of sea trials. The interior was in great condition, beautiful varnished teak paneling, new headliners, new carpeting and more.
He needs to tell them he thought it was Lipton tea.
Wifey B: Since it's his second recent arrest, I doubt seriously that strategy would work. August 14-Port Canaveral.
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Ahh, so this is why we are supposed to wait to have cocktails until after we are anchored or at the dock. ��

You gotta be pretty hammered to miss the entire inlet, right? Maybe there is more to the story.
Bill, it has happened before. I think this guy was headed to the Flora-Bama Lounge. Had it not been for the huge sand dune he probably would have made it. I took that photo.
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He was also charged with a DUI less than two years ago.
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Darn it, can't a guy have a drinkie-pooh now and then without people thinking he is a bad man?
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Ahh, so this is why we are supposed to wait to have cocktails until after we are anchored or at the dock. 😁

You gotta be pretty hammered to miss the entire inlet, right? Maybe there is more to the story.
If you have cocktails after anchoring you'd best be darn sure you have the correct anchor and enough chain. Don't want to be accused of DUI (dragging under the influence).
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Actually, I'm such a bad anchorer cocktails on the hook are a dangerous idea for me if the wind switches or starts to blow.

I like the sportfish boat jump attempt. That must have been an interesting ride.

On a 72' boat I would need all my whits about me. I wonder how he was going to dock that thing if he was that hammered? 😂
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Actually, I'm such a bad anchorer cocktails on the hook are a dangerous idea for me if the wind switches or starts to blow.

I like the sportfish boat jump attempt. That must have been an interesting ride.

On a 72' boat I would need all my whits about me. I wonder how he was going to dock that thing if he was that hammered? 😂
Is 0.15 "hammered?"

Over the limit, yes, not sure that is hammered?
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This isn't a subject I can joke about. People lose family members and friend to such drivers. If we were serious about it, this guy wouldn't have been out on the water still, but with things as they are, rest assured he'll be back driving and boating very soon.
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Exclamation Ferrari Tom Baker?

Tom Baker... Thought the name sounded vaguely familiar...

Google: Tom Baker pilot, Tom Baker Ferrari, etc...

Wonder who really owned the yacht?
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Tom Baker... Thought the name sounded vaguely familiar...

Google: Tom Baker pilot, Tom Baker Ferrari, etc...

Wonder who really owned the yacht?
Yes, he was a Jet Blue pilot. Wow.....I had no idea about the Ferrari story, and not one, but two, assuming it's the same man and sure looks to be.,
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I think it's been three Ferrari's: 328, Testarossa, and the F40...
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I think it's been three Ferrari's: 328, Testarossa, and the F40...
The FBI crashing the one Ferrari was a great story.
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Damn...that dude giving Baker boys a very bad name!!!! That is a crazy story about the Ferraris!!!!
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