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(Jacksonville.com)   Local man donates hovercraft to police department. With helpful picture of what a police officer in a hovercraft might look like   ( jacksonville.com) divider line
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2012-07-01 11:01:01 PM  
But is it full of eels?
 
2012-07-01 11:02:43 PM  

dj_bigbird: But is it full of eels?


I saw this thread with a comment already on it, and even without clicking, knew the first entry would cover the eels.

This record is scratched.
 
2012-07-01 11:14:05 PM  
It's soo cool that they probably squeeled with delight.
 
2012-07-01 11:17:28 PM  

markie_farkie: dj_bigbird: But is it full of eels?

I saw this thread with a comment already on it, and even without clicking, knew the first entry would cover the eels.

This record is scratched.


Meh. First time I've been on TF all day, so this was first I've seen it.
 
2012-07-01 11:21:47 PM  
Helpful picture of what a hovercraft full of eels may look like:

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-01 11:59:14 PM  
A légpárnás hajóm tele van angolnákkal

do you want to go to my place-bouncy-bouncy?
 
2012-07-02 12:04:18 AM  
What a cool thing for the guy to do. I hope he gets a nice tax credit for that.

/No snark. I love it when people do (good) things for their community.
 
2012-07-02 12:47:29 AM  
Would look better with an M2 mounted on the front
 
2012-07-02 12:52:19 AM  

gopher321: Would look better with an M2 mounted on the front


We can't have them in competition with the Coast Guard:

i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-02 01:14:34 AM  
Saw the opening comment in this thread. Saw the "eels" joke. Waiting for Sir Wiliam to drop his panties

/Because I cannot wait until lunchtime.
 
2012-07-02 02:24:58 AM  
The man then asked the police to please fondle his buttocks.
 
2012-07-02 02:27:22 AM  
My nipples explode with delight!
 
2012-07-02 02:33:03 AM  
I love this place.

That is all.
 
2012-07-02 02:38:36 AM  
Bring it!

i249.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-02 02:41:17 AM  
Unless we give local police departments access to nuclear weapons, we are surrendering to the terrists
 
2012-07-02 02:57:37 AM  
What's all this, then?
 
2012-07-02 03:01:19 AM  

Durendal: The man then asked the police to please fondle his buttocks.


Dunno why but this made me giggle.
Also, wth is this new format?
So confused.
 
X15
2012-07-02 03:02:35 AM  
Enjoy your white elephant, boys.
 
2012-07-02 03:17:29 AM  
FTA: Also, it could be rapidly deployed at St. Simons Island's busiest trouble spot, a long sandbar where people often get cut off by incoming tides. The water around the bar is so shallow it's hard to get to them, Doering said.

So its a spot that stupid people don't get off of before the tide comes in? A tide that takes what, four to five hours from low to high.
And because its 'shallow' a normal boat can't reach these stupid stranded people.

What the F*ck! Tell them to either walk out or frickin wait until the tide goes down!!
 
2012-07-02 03:19:42 AM  
Oh I'm breaking the Monty Python references here (I will not buy this Tobacconist it is scratched) but I think this is kinda a cool. amphibious rescue vehicles should be standard for any police departments that have a swimming beach. And since they can't be used in raids it avoids the whole militarization of police forces problem that's been going on.
/I do believe police should have access to high end equipment but shouldn't be using it all the time.
 
2012-07-02 03:27:19 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Durendal: The man then asked the police to please fondle his buttocks.

Dunno why but this made me giggle.
Also, wth is this new format?
So confused.


He just wanted directions to the station.

For those who don't know...

Link

/Blimey!
 
2012-07-02 03:38:03 AM  
Also, it could be rapidly deployed at St. Simons Island's busiest trouble spot, a long sandbar where people often get cut off by incoming tides.
The water around the bar is so shallow it's hard to get to them, Doering said


I must be missing something here. It's a sandbar people can walk out to at low tide, and the water is too shallow to get to with a boat...

It's called wading. You might get your diapers wet.
 
2012-07-02 03:50:18 AM  

illannoyin: AbbeySomeone: Durendal: The man then asked the police to please fondle his buttocks.

Dunno why but this made me giggle.
Also, wth is this new format?
So confused.

He just wanted directions to the station.

For those who don't know...

Link

/Blimey!


Thank you, I hadn't seen that one. *guffaws*
 
2012-07-02 03:52:47 AM  
photos.neoterichovercraft.com
 
2012-07-02 04:11:11 AM  
someone please photoshop Barnie Fife in a hovercraft
 
2012-07-02 04:15:23 AM  

othmar: [photos.neoterichovercraft.com image 411x247]


Good thing it has protective netting.

simpsonswiki.net
 
2012-07-02 04:48:24 AM  
Oh great, now all the cops are going to have to have one. Thanks a lot.
 
2012-07-02 04:48:42 AM  
Came in to see the Canadian Navy picture without the Canadian Navy caption posted, left satisfied.
 
2012-07-02 04:56:02 AM  

NewportBarGuy: gopher321: Would look better with an M2 mounted on the front

We can't have them in competition with the Coast Guard:

[i45.tinypic.com image 640x403]


I've seen that picture floating around for several years now and I can't help but think that with that tiny engine that boat is going to be moving backwards as soon as he fires that gun.
 
2012-07-02 05:09:26 AM  
y

Hacker_X: I've seen that picture floating around for several years now and I can't help but think that with that tiny engine that boat is going to be moving backwards as soon as he fires that gun.


exactly what I was about to say.
I think the picture was posed as a joke.
Cops with a sense of humor? I'm impressed!
 
2012-07-02 06:47:07 AM  
I am surprised to find that the wikipedia entry for hovercraft does not have a Hungarian version.

Or am I?
 
2012-07-02 06:57:12 AM  
profile.ak.fbcdn.net

Holvercraft.
 
2012-07-02 07:21:49 AM  
When relaxing at the beach, the sounds of a hovercraft will put you right to sleep.
 
2012-07-02 07:59:38 AM  
I visited a local fire department during an open house and walked around all of their cool toys and then spotted their hovercraft. My immediate reaction was "you're kidding me right? A farkin hovercraft?" Then I learned that it was purchased after a boy drowned in a part of a large local lake that was inaccessible by their rescue boat (swampy and shallow I think)
 
2012-07-02 08:08:58 AM  

markie_farkie: dj_bigbird: But is it full of eels?

I saw this thread with a comment already on it, and even without clicking, knew the first entry would cover the eels.

This record is scratched.


Some things are inevitable.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-02 08:22:43 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com

Was it these guys who donated? If so, beware.
 
2012-07-02 08:26:17 AM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-02 09:21:22 AM  

NewportBarGuy: gopher321: Would look better with an M2 mounted on the front

We can't have them in competition with the Coast Guard:

[i45.tinypic.com image 640x403]


He'll have to settle for a M1919
 
2012-07-02 09:23:28 AM  

DownDaRiver: FTA: Also, it could be rapidly deployed at St. Simons Island's busiest trouble spot, a long sandbar where people often get cut off by incoming tides. The water around the bar is so shallow it's hard to get to them, Doering said.

So its a spot that stupid people don't get off of before the tide comes in? A tide that takes what, four to five hours from low to high.
And because its 'shallow' a normal boat can't reach these stupid stranded people.

What the F*ck! Tell them to either walk out or frickin wait until the tide goes down!!


I grew up here and it is a concern. There are lots of tourists that visit the area that aren't really familiar with beaches and tides, and the sandbar is so long that the tide could get really high before they notice anything. Also not everyone is in their physical prime and currents pull people away from shore all the time. Telling a 5 year old or 85 year old to wade to shore or wait out the tide in the sun is not really reasonable.
 
2012-07-02 09:49:58 AM  

Obscured by Clouds: DownDaRiver: FTA: Also, it could be rapidly deployed at St. Simons Island's busiest trouble spot, a long sandbar where people often get cut off by incoming tides. The water around the bar is so shallow it's hard to get to them, Doering said.

So its a spot that stupid people don't get off of before the tide comes in? A tide that takes what, four to five hours from low to high.
And because its 'shallow' a normal boat can't reach these stupid stranded people.

What the F*ck! Tell them to either walk out or frickin wait until the tide goes down!!

I grew up here and it is a concern. There are lots of tourists that visit the area that aren't really familiar with beaches and tides, and the sandbar is so long that the tide could get really high before they notice anything. Also not everyone is in their physical prime and currents pull people away from shore all the time. Telling a 5 year old or 85 year old to wade to shore or wait out the tide in the sun is not really reasonable.


jewishworldreview.com
 
2012-07-02 10:26:52 AM  
Imagine coming back from vacation and casually mentioning that you had been rescued from certain doom... by a hovercraft. That would be awesome.
 
2012-07-02 10:33:59 AM  
i.ytimg.com

think about it
 
2012-07-02 10:46:07 AM  

gopher321: Would look better with an M2 mounted on the front


nothing funnier than making your small hovercraft front heavy while skimming over sandbars
 
2012-07-02 11:03:42 AM  

Coelacanth: Bring it!

[i249.photobucket.com image 640x488]


Rolls dice to take out missles
 
2012-07-02 11:39:16 AM  
s5.thisnext.com
 
2012-07-02 01:17:43 PM  
That hovercraft looks fun and all but will one that small really support two people in a water rescue? Or would the hovercraft have to drop a line and tow the person to shore?
 
2012-07-02 03:42:40 PM  
This will last until the first high speed chase on land where the hovercraft turns several miles too late..
 
2012-07-02 05:32:47 PM  

tillerman35: Imagine coming back from vacation and casually mentioning that you had been rescued from certain doom... by a hovercraft. That would be awesome.


Everyone in my family would immediately ask, "Was it full of eels?"
 
2012-07-03 01:04:31 AM  
blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com
H.P. Hovercraft
 
2012-07-03 07:28:17 AM  

NewportBarGuy: gopher321: Would look better with an M2 mounted on the front

We can't have them in competition with the Coast Guard:

[i45.tinypic.com image 640x403]


I think that M2 would do a better job of moving the boat than that trolling motor.
 
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