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(TC Palm)   Man finishes building all by himself a boat that's 52 feet long, 22 feet tall and weighs 40 tons. It's so big he can't get it out of the warehouse he built it in   (tcpalm.com) divider line 168
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2009-08-11 08:23:16 AM  
How many cubits is that?
 
2009-08-11 08:31:26 AM  
I know of someone that bought a riding mower for their very large back yard. They couldn't get it through the gate. They ended up mowing their very small front yard with it, and using the push mower for the back.
 
2009-08-11 08:47:30 AM  
What's a cubit?
 
2009-08-11 08:48:13 AM  
What's even funnier subby is that he built it on land--where the boat won't float. What a maroon. What in the world can you do with a boat that's on land?

// Since it turns out the boat's not remotely stuck in the warehouse, your headline is nugatory.
 
2009-08-11 08:51:02 AM  
To be fair to the subby, the article does say: "He has created a 'ship-in-a-bottle' situation inside the warehouse. The boat is so big that in order to remove it, he'll have to tear out a wall."
 
2009-08-11 09:19:30 AM  
Riiight!!
 
2009-08-11 09:30:44 AM  
img1.fark.net
 
2009-08-11 09:31:30 AM  
Is his name Gibbs?
 
2009-08-11 11:26:38 AM  
Control_this: What's a cubit?

xanadian: Riiight!!

My work here is already done.
 
2009-08-11 11:32:03 AM  
He built it one piece at a time, and it didn't cost him a dime.
 
2009-08-11 11:32:43 AM  
Noway
 
2009-08-11 11:33:11 AM  
That's pretty cool
 
2009-08-11 11:33:26 AM  
nothingfancy1.files.wordpress.com
Approves.
 
2009-08-11 11:33:36 AM  
This happened at Temple (University) to a racecar they were building...it fit out the doors, but couldn't make it down the stairwell to they door they intended to egress from...
 
2009-08-11 11:34:13 AM  
Sure he can get it out. It will just cost more than the boat is worth
 
2009-08-11 11:34:28 AM  
In for a Special Agent Jethro Gibbs reference


/Satisfied
 
2009-08-11 11:34:46 AM  
From NCIS:
"How will you get the boat out when you're finished?"
"Break the bottle."
 
2009-08-11 11:36:01 AM  
Next time, take a good hard look at the m-----f----- blueprints.
 
2009-08-11 11:36:28 AM  
jkovac02: In for a Special Agent Jethro Gibbs reference


/Satisfied


First thing I thought of, as well.
 
2009-08-11 11:36:32 AM  
LittleBlondeJug: I know of someone that bought a riding mower for their very large back yard. They couldn't get it through the gate. They ended up mowing their very small front yard with it, and using the push mower for the back.

Maybe I'm just an idiot, but why not install a larger gate? On that note: can't warehouses hold themselves up from three sides without a problem? And if not, can't the fourth wall be reinforced in such a way to get the boat out?

I need an architect here.
 
2009-08-11 11:37:34 AM  
Really wouldn't tag this a florida, who else here could build something similar?
 
2009-08-11 11:38:39 AM  
BKITU: Control_this: What's a cubit?

xanadian: Riiight!!

My work here is already done.


Zwooba!
 
2009-08-11 11:39:10 AM  
Well it is Florida. Just wait for a hurricane to destroy the building, boad floats free.

/ Whatever floats your boat. Especially water.
 
2009-08-11 11:40:16 AM  
LittleSmitty: Sure he can get it out. It will just cost more than the boat is worth

I doubt it costs more than 1.2 million to take down some sheet metal.
 
2009-08-11 11:40:42 AM  
That is a beauty. Bon voyage, over-achieving man!
 
2009-08-11 11:41:06 AM  
Control_this: What's a cubit?

www.evl.uic.edu

/couldn't be hotter if I tried
 
2009-08-11 11:41:34 AM  
It'll be capable of crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Haven't people crossed the Atlantic in kayaks?
 
2009-08-11 11:41:34 AM  
2CountyFairs: jkovac02: In for a Special Agent Jethro Gibbs reference


/Satisfied

First thing I thought of, as well.


Me too...

/Abby is HOT
 
2009-08-11 11:42:10 AM  
ajgeek: LittleBlondeJug: I know of someone that bought a riding mower for their very large back yard. They couldn't get it through the gate. They ended up mowing their very small front yard with it, and using the push mower for the back.

Maybe I'm just an idiot, but why not install a larger gate? On that note: can't warehouses hold themselves up from three sides without a problem? And if not, can't the fourth wall be reinforced in such a way to get the boat out?

I need an architect here.


Chain-link fences are easy as hell to detatch from the endpost and then resecure. Just need a come-a-long or large turnbuckle to stretch it again.

And wood/vinyl are even easier.
 
2009-08-11 11:42:41 AM  
ajgeek: I need an architect here.

You need an engineer. And yes, we can do anything.
 
2009-08-11 11:42:54 AM  
schattenteufel: Approves.

lol, came for this.... :P
 
2009-08-11 11:43:25 AM  
When the animals come to board the boat the bigger animals will help him break the boat out of the warehouse, and so it was said, and so it was done.
 
2009-08-11 11:44:06 AM  
gregscott: Well it is Florida. Just wait for a hurricane to destroy the building, boad floats free.

/ Whatever floats your boat. Especially water.



Exactly what I was thinking!
Could you imagine seeing that from afar?
Watching the hurricane wiping out the warehouse & thinking "Damn, I hope nobody was inside that buildi...oh! Well ok, never mind then."
 
2009-08-11 11:44:27 AM  
LittleBlondeJug: I know of someone that bought a riding mower for their very large back yard. They couldn't get it through the gate. They ended up mowing their very small front yard with it, and using the push mower for the back.

They could have done what non-idiots do, which would be to remove the mowing deck, drive the tractor through the gate, and put the deck back on.
 
2009-08-11 11:45:54 AM  
DaPinto: Really wouldn't tag this a florida, who else here could build something similar?

I built a canoe in my driveway. Does that count?
 
2009-08-11 11:47:02 AM  
Control_this: What's a cubit?

it's a unit of measurement to measure length

BunkoSquad: Next time, take a good hard look at the m-----f----- blueprints.

woozhaa
 
2009-08-11 11:47:22 AM  
Fluff Girl: LittleBlondeJug: I know of someone that bought a riding mower for their very large back yard. They couldn't get it through the gate. They ended up mowing their very small front yard with it, and using the push mower for the back.

They could have done what non-idiots do, which would be to remove the mowing deck, drive the tractor through the gate, and put the deck back on.


No, he was clearly an idiot.

/still is
 
2009-08-11 11:48:36 AM  
Ashtrey: LittleSmitty: Sure he can get it out. It will just cost more than the boat is worth

I doubt it costs more than 1.2 million to take down some sheet metal.


There you go, bringing reason into a perfectly good thread. WTF? I mean really...

/Former boat builder
 
2009-08-11 11:49:10 AM  
sxacho: ajgeek: I need an architect here.

You need an engineer. And yes, we can do anything.


Architects make pretty designs, Engineers tell you why that'd be a stupid thing to do.
 
2009-08-11 11:49:22 AM  
did he do a mermaid?
 
2009-08-11 11:50:27 AM  
Subby needs more English lessons.
 
2009-08-11 11:50:28 AM  
18DeadMonkeys Radio: DaPinto: Really wouldn't tag this a florida, who else here could build something similar?

I built a canoe in my driveway. Does that count?


I built a canoe in my garage, but it was too unstable, so I built some plywood pontoons, but it was too hard to paddle with the extra drag, so I got a small motor, but the pontoons splashed water into the canoe, so I foamed, carved and gel-coated the pontoons into a sleeker shape with less drag, but it still splashed water, so I added a fin to the pontoons and it worked great, until the pontoons broke off. I need to fix that thing. It's awesome.
 
2009-08-11 11:50:59 AM  
LittleBlondeJug: No, he was clearly an idiot.

/still is


I guess that kind of thing rarely changes.
 
2009-08-11 11:52:01 AM  
Unimpressed:

i4.photobucket.com
 
2009-08-11 11:52:43 AM  
Heh, my Grand Dad once built a boat in his basement over the winter. He built it in a small N.E. house. However, he had a plan. He knew when it was finished, it would never fit out the bulkhead door. So, he just dry fitted the boat together. No glue, just screws. When spring came, he just took it apart, took the pieces outside and put it back together and finished it.

I spent many happy summers on that boat. My Dad has built a couple of boats as well. Me, I just used to help restore historic ships.

I have seen men of means do much nuttier things with boats and buildings. I think this guy has it all figured out. I hope he enjoys his toy.
 
2009-08-11 11:53:09 AM  
No Ghost Dog References yet? Letting me down people.
 
2009-08-11 11:54:25 AM  
literalbarrage.org
 
2009-08-11 11:54:28 AM  
www.merchantswholesaleemporium.com

This is not a new idea, he's just thinking on a grander scale.
 
2009-08-11 11:55:19 AM  
DaPinto: sxacho: ajgeek: I need an architect here.

You need an engineer. And yes, we can do anything.

Architects make pretty designs, Engineers tell you why that'd be a stupid thing to do.


Reminds me of a riddle:

What did the Engineering grad call the MBA grad?
Answer: Boss
 
2009-08-11 11:55:53 AM  
TheGreatZarquon: Unimpressed:

Wow, I haven't seen that guy since the TV coverage in the late 70s.
 
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