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(Courier Mail)   Rowing club needs to be evacuated because of a flood   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 18
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2013-01-28 10:06:41 AM
Nice Boat.
 
2013-01-28 10:57:37 AM
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream
 
2013-01-28 11:00:08 AM

King Something: Nice Boat.


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Be a shame if sumfin was to 'appen to it...
 
2013-01-28 11:01:50 AM
You know..rowing can help get rid of the pot belly....

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2013-01-28 11:02:16 AM
Out of the eleventy zillion schools that are closed, my old school isn't.

Explains why the traditional Queenslander houses are on stilts, without the boat dock. Or the crocodile elevator.

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2013-01-28 11:40:17 AM
The ols oars are looking for a few good seaman.
 
2013-01-28 11:42:47 AM
I expected to see a lot of buff people. What the h is this all about.
 
2013-01-28 11:43:22 AM
Why is the world in love again?
Why are we walking hand in hand?
Why are the ocean levels rising up?
 
2013-01-28 11:47:02 AM
Let's see how Subby's mind works:

Rowing, probably on a river.

Club, building, naturally on bank of river.

Heavy rain, river floods. Common enough throughout history.

Building on bank of flooding river must be evacuated.

Yep. Totally ironic.
 
2013-01-28 11:53:53 AM
The Brisbane River washed through the clubhouse during the 2011 flood disaster, sinking its pontoon and wreaking the building and gardens.

What?  That's a pretty shiatty pontoon.
 
2013-01-28 12:08:18 PM
People dying is so funny

Queensland's flood crisis deepens as death toll rises to three

/part vampire part warrior
 
2013-01-28 01:49:19 PM
Stupid subby, it's not called a rowing club, it's called an oar.

As in, I called an oar over to give me a quick paddle.
 
2013-01-28 02:39:11 PM
We had to pull our high school's rowing club's boats out when the Potomac flooded back in the '70's. Note, I said club, not team. It's a team now, but in those days the school didn't think it was important enough to be funded as a sports team, so we were just a club. We picked up funding here and there, bake sales, raffles, selling grass, etc.

Our coach was a mean old fart named Stewart. He treated us like galley slaves, literally. The only reason they kept him around was because he had connections in the rowing world and would get us into all sorts of prestigious events, like the Stotesbury Cup Regatta on the Schuylkill. We always lost, of course. He was a notorious cheapskate. To avoid renting a trailer to haul the boats from place to place, he'd just have us row the boats to wherever the next event was. He had us row the farkin' boats six miles down to Alexandria on a hot afternoon, past National (now Reagan) airport where jets screamed right over our heads and the Anacostia ran into the Potomac and fetid brown blobs floated past. We rowed the race the next morning, lost, and he had us immediately turn around and row the six miles back up to Georgetown.

Thank ghod he didn't make us row away from the flood.
 
2013-01-28 03:09:45 PM
So, the thing about boats is that that they float, which is useful when you're in them, just not when you're trying to store them on racks.

Racing shells are also surprisingly fragile, and boathouse tend to have a lot of boats in a very confined space - letting them float around if the building floods is a quick way to cause many thousands in damage.
 
2013-01-28 03:39:25 PM

pearls before swine: Let's see how Subby's mind works:

Rowing, probably on a river.

Club, building, naturally on bank of river.

Heavy rain, river floods. Common enough throughout history.

Building on bank of flooding river must be evacuated.

Yep. Totally ironic.


If only there was some way they could stay afloat...
 
2013-01-28 04:08:55 PM

KangTheMad: If only there was some way they could stay afloat...


Let me step in to say, if I wanted to stay afloat on water, the very LAST vessel I would pick would be a rowing shell.

Rowing shells are not built to stay upright in water. They are built for one thing only: efficient forward hydrodynamics.

They barely float. Unless the rowers have their oars roughly horizontal in the water and perpendicular to the shell, and the shell is moving forward, they can barely stay upright. They have nearly zero keel. Given their immense length relative to their tiny rudder, they have a turning radius worse than a Mack truck. Only one person in the boat is looking in the direction it's moving, and she has up to eight big people blocking her line of sight, and that's assuming there's a coxswain. The thing smells of sweat, oarlock grease, and at the end of the race, vomit. I won't even get into "catching a crab" and the amazing sensation of an oar butt jammed into your back.

Hell, I'd rather be in a bathtub during a flood.
 
2013-01-28 04:15:26 PM
Were they evacuated by motorboat?
 
2013-01-28 04:25:29 PM

Galf Eht Teg: Were they evacuated by motorboat?


Now, how would that help?
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