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11-26-2012 03:34 PM
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Gotta love Bill Dance bloopers, even if they are staged.
11-26-2012 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by cherev View Post
I was concerned for that little sailboat under the dock; hope everyone survived these occasions.
Ditto. When I saw that little sailboat getting pushed up under the pier, my first thought was, "That's something I can see happening to me." Talk about a first-class suck-fest. That's one of those nightmares that seems to run in slow motion and just won't end.

I pulled a "first-rate stupid" move of my own a few weeks ago. But I can say that most of my real learning experiences came from being humbled and this one was no different.
11-25-2012 09:57 PM
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To really screw up, it requires an experienced professional at the con. Exxon Valdes...

I was concerned for that little sailboat under the dock; hope everyone survived these occasions.
11-25-2012 08:23 PM
Capt. Gary Randall
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Jon, I believe it was the boat from whale wars attacking a Japanese processor. G
11-25-2012 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
Does anyone know what that Bat Boat was in sequence #8?
Greenpeace/Sea Shepherd:

Japanese whaling boat clash likely to ignite row over activists' tactics | Environment | The Guardian

The larger vessel is a Japanese whaling ship.
11-25-2012 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I foresee that in our future.
Smack - re: incident #7 on that vid - I thought you painted your cat yellow? Did you fix up the maiden voyage damage and paint it differently as camo?

Does anyone know what that Bat Boat was in sequence #8?
11-25-2012 10:10 AM
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Two days ago I was out single handing with the wind coming from dead behind when I tried to dock the boat. Lets just say Im glad no one had a camera! It was a harrowing 45 seconds.
11-25-2012 09:24 AM
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The last segment was from a cruise ship caught in a serious storm.. no apparent motion from the fixed camera, but clearly no one considered anchoring all the fixtures and people and furniture sliding about as the ship rolled..

We once saw the Taconite (a well known PNW Boeing built local yacht) try to dock in a strong crosswind at Ganges, Saltspring Is. While no real damage was done, they did not do a very good job controlling her and she hit the dock hard enough to explode all six fenders - POP-POP-POP... before finally stopping forward motion only 30 feet or so from the fully loaded transient dock across the gap. Got everyone's attention.
11-25-2012 06:25 AM
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Yep that was a Sydney ferry taking out a flying 18.
11-24-2012 11:48 PM
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two thumbs up
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