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Old 03-03-2016, 11:47 PM   #1
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You ever fall in the drink?

Ok, so, we had some fun towing, grounding and getting spun outta whack.
Here's another...

You ever go over?

Growing up, neighbours had a wooden Peterborough with a bottom like a canoe.
In a tight turn, you could set that thing plumb up on its side. You'd expect the prop to hit air.
Ran it from the back like the picture.

Showin' off one day, perched on the aft corner, latter parts hangin' in the wind. Bank into a steep turn, arse hits the water and I'm all legs. Fortunately, young lady had the wherewithal to jump back and kill the throttle before we had a Fargo chipper scene on our hands.

On the hook one time hear a scream and a splash. Non swimmer, somehow went over the bow rail up at the pulpit. Never did tell us what she was doing up there. I have an idea...
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:53 PM   #2
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Yep...couple times from wakes at the wrong time while jumping between boats to sliding off the dock from frost under a welcome mat.

Can't wait for all the "I almost did...now my neighbor" stories....
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:30 AM   #3
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:35 AM   #4
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:38 AM   #6
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Whoa, nicely finished teak cappings!
Now, who is that in the water.....an esteemed Moderator?
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Ah, Santa, after one wrong step ... happened to me too sans the audience.
Luckily, the boat was much smaller as I was alone on the dock.

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Old 03-04-2016, 01:07 AM   #8
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:08 AM   #9
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Yup. Never dockside.

Rolled a tin boat off discovery island spent over an hour in the waters and no pfd.

Rolled a canoe of Galliano island pollier pass, ended up about half way to active pass before I made land, pfd saved my sorry ass.

Last summer at oh so dark an hour. Got cocky walking a bundle of logs, and got waked fell between the bundle and boom stick, broke three ribs and knocked the wind outa me. No pfd., man I can be a dumb ass from time to time.

Just a couple of my interesting moments.
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:23 AM   #10
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Got cocky walking a bundle of logs, and got waked fell between the bundle and boom stick, broke three ribs and knocked the wind outa me.
I knew we could count on you for a few. What you doing on a bundle any way, your a LS not a scaler.
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Whoa, nicely finished teak cappings!
Now, who is that in the water.....an esteemed Moderator?
Bruce,

After we saved his beer, we went back and pulled the moderator out of the drink!
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:32 AM   #12
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I didn't fall but was pushed overboard. In the early 1980s, wife and in-laws were onboard my pocket cutter sailboat headed toward Suisun City in the Suisun Slough with light winds. I was leaning forward on the deck when the boom jibed and tapped me on the bottom, making me lose balance so went head-first into the water.
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I knew we could count on you for a few. What you doing on a bundle any way, your a LS not a scaler.
I find em loose, tie em up, get a recovery fee or the product. Sometimes I get to help restowe but most times I do shallow water recovery tow out to the real boats. 12 foot Livingston towing a bundle of logs around just makes you laugh. Some times it's the bundle of logs towing me around makes me laugh even harder.
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I've been lucky so far. Of course being 6'3" 250 lbs I know that if I go over there are a limited number of people who can pull me out so I tend to be extra careful.
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I find em loose, tie em up, get a recovery fee or the product. Sometimes I get to help restowe but most times I do shallow water recovery tow out to the real boats. 12 foot Livingston towing a bundle of logs around just makes you laugh. Some times it's the bundle of logs towing me around makes me laugh even harder.
Lol. Makes me laugh too as I can visualize. Thought maybe you worked by night...like the old timers. Find more unstamped wood at night.
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Rolled a tin boat off discovery island spent over an hour in the waters and no pfd.
You are lucky. I sail in that area and came through Baines channel at 10:10 one summer night. Next day I heard that a canoe capsized with the loss of 1 life. First 911 call was at 10:20. If only we were a few minutes later.....
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Lol. Makes me laugh too as I can visualize. Thought maybe you worked by night...like the old timers. Find more unstamped wood at night.

Oh I work at night for sure but log salvage at night is a no no. Bundle Recovery, it's all good.
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Love this really cool casual chick...
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Haven't fallen off yet myself, but have had a customer fall ott. Years ago, we had a 65', 1957 Trumpy, one of most beautiful boats ever built. During the summer, we ran dinner charters out of Little River, SC. We docked parallel to the ICW and the current, not far from Little River inlet. Leaving the dock, we always ran a spring line around a dock piling and used it to allow the current to pull the bow away from the dock. Our pretrip "rules" lecture always included telling everybody not to do anything on the boat, if we needed them to do anything, we would tell them explicitly. Well, one night, we had one party of 6, one guy had already had a few drinks. He saw our bow being pushed out, saw the spring line around the piling and thought we were still tied to the dock. So he put one foot on the dock and one on the boat reaching for the line around the piling. Well, once a 65 ton boat starts moving, awful hard to stop it immediately. As the boat pulled out, he did a split and into the drink he went. He compounded his problem, and added real injury to insult when he realized there was a current. He wrapped both legs and arms around the piling, one coated in barnacles. No major injuries, but he was a real bloody mess when we got him out of the water. He must have had 100 little razor cuts from those barnacles!
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