Sunday, September 16, 2012

Why I Don't Want a Powerboat

19 comments:

Baydog said...

Um,....are you wondering what I'm wondering?

Tillerman said...

I am wondering what it is that you are wondering I am wondering that you are wondering.

Baydog said...

What happened to the Lake TV crew? And why the F were they filming these idiots?

Mitch Zeissler said...

I suspect the crew just mounted a camera and left it at that. Or -- the footage was simply given to the Lake TV folks to broadcast as a cautionary tale.

What is the skipper doing with his left hand just as everything goes south? It looks like he hits the throttles by accident from the initial wave, then tries to correct, then... nothing?

Tillerman said...

THere is also a video interview with the owner of Lake TV explaining more about what happened after the accident and why they were filming in the first place. http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/rtm-exclusive-update-speedboat-accident-missouri

Baydog said...

This restaurant must have had a relaxed dress code. I like mom's belly button chain. Funny, I wasn't the only one using the word 'idiot' in the comments...They're lucky someone didn't get impaled by a broken beer bottle. At 60-70 mph.

Tillerman said...

I'm not personally familiar with the technique for driving a speedboat at 60-70 mph through a rogue wave, but I did also notice that the skipper was doing weird stuff with the throttle. Can anyone explain what he was trying to do?

Joe said...

He was doing weird stuff because he didn't know what he was doing.

Tillerman said...

Oh. I guess that's a good enough reason. I do that sometimes too.

torrid said...

I would think a knowledgeable person would work the throttle through the waves (much like working a mainsheet). However, I think a knowledgeable person probably wouldn't have been going as fast either.

Tillerman said...

What is the recommended technique for "working" the throttle through the waves?

Tillerman said...

Do some restaurants have a dress code that frowns on belly button chains?

Baydog said...

God I hope so.

Maitre d' said...

Madame, I must ask you to tuck in your belly button chain, please.

Baydog said...

?

White Trash Momma said...

Where would you like me to tuck it, Sir?

torrid said...

Beats the hell out of me.

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

If this craft had swamped and sank, I would consider this event as a good start. (As long as all aboard survived, of course.)

O Docker said...

I knew I recognized the driver from somewhere.

This could explain his twitchy hand on the throttle.

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