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(LiveLeak)   The only thing missing from the launch of this multimillion dollar 90' yacht was a chorus of tiny violins   (liveleak.com) divider line 74
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2014-05-30 01:35:10 PM  
That has to be the most boring schadenfreude video ever.
 
2014-05-30 01:47:42 PM  
does that water seem quite shallow for a boat that size to anyone else?
 
2014-05-30 01:48:05 PM  
I'm a boating enthusiast, and that video was sad to see. I have a 30' foot day cruiser. I'm older, worked all my life, been fortunate, played by the rules, and have paid over a $1M in taxes over the last decade. When I see larger vessels than my own, I'm not envious. If the owner played by the rules, good for him. If he didn't, I hope he get's busted.

So does subby hope my modest cruiser capsizes? If Yes, fark you. If No, at what length overall (LOA) do you start with tiny violins? 40 feet? 50 feet? 60 feet? 70 feet? 80 feet?
 
2014-05-30 02:02:57 PM  

SlothB77: does that water seem quite shallow for a boat that size to anyone else?


Yea,
I was wondering if that was shallow water or a major design flaw. The boat was certainly not sitting right in the water to start with, but it also acted like it was somewhat top heavy.
 
2014-05-30 02:04:04 PM  
Someone forgot the ballast.
 
2014-05-30 02:33:37 PM  

Primum non nocere: at what length overall (LOA) do you start with tiny violins? 40 feet? 50 feet? 60 feet? 70 feet? 80 feet?


You must be new here. You see to your typical Fark Dependent® you have something that others might not be able to afford...now or in the future and that's just not faaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrr! Therefore anything larger than a toy boat purchased at Dollar General will be cause to start with the violins unless you buy one for everybody.
 
2014-05-30 02:41:49 PM  
That boat looked sleepy.
 
2014-05-30 02:46:47 PM  
Definitely looked top-heavy. In any case, it sure wasn't sitting in the water too well. How could the folks "launching" it not notice?!
 
2014-05-30 02:47:14 PM  
Better call GEICO.
 
2014-05-30 02:50:06 PM  
Must have been U-Boats.
 
2014-05-30 02:50:50 PM  

Slives: SlothB77: does that water seem quite shallow for a boat that size to anyone else?

Yea,
I was wondering if that was shallow water or a major design flaw. The boat was certainly not sitting right in the water to start with, but it also acted like it was somewhat top heavy.


this really isnt rocket science
basic engineering will tell you where the center of gravity is
basic engineering will tell you if your boat is balanced or top heavy
this was just bad math

/whoops we filled ONE of the diesel tanks, not both, was that bad?
/whoops the valve to balance the tanks was closed/open/broken/missing
/whoops we should have centered that jaccuuzi on the boat and not filled it with water before launching
/whoops who cares, either the idiots were insured or they will pay .... 
/whoops people making basic mistakes is always funny
 
2014-05-30 02:52:48 PM  
Shoulda gotten one made in Wisconsin

boatnerd.com
boatnerd.com
boatnerd.com
170 ft. yacht by Palmer Johnson. Photos from boatnerd.com
 
2014-05-30 02:56:12 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: your typical Fark Dependent®


oh aren't you cute!
 
2014-05-30 02:59:14 PM  

Primum non nocere: I'm a boating enthusiast, and that video was sad to see. I have a 30' foot day cruiser. I'm older, worked all my life, been fortunate, played by the rules, and have paid over a $1M in taxes over the last decade. When I see larger vessels than my own, I'm not envious. If the owner played by the rules, good for him. If he didn't, I hope he get's busted.

So does subby hope my modest cruiser capsizes? If Yes, fark you. If No, at what length overall (LOA) do you start with tiny violins? 40 feet? 50 feet? 60 feet? 70 feet? 80 feet?


Good for you on being able to fund your enthusiasm and enjoy your passion..

I sincerely hope nobody's boat ever capsizes under any circumstances, especially while underway with people onboard.

Also violin size is inversely proportionate to LOA, so if you capsize a dinghy, some guy with a standing bass comes out to play!

If I hadn't recently upgraded our living situation, I seriously was considering getting one of these and using it as a summer getaway/lake cruiser/houseboat outside Dallas:

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1998/Maxum-4600-SCB-2584157/Austin/T X/ United-States#.U4jTwShSFxs

Yeah it's a beast, but it does really well on fuel at no-wake cruising speeds, and the total hours on most of them is very low, and offers plenty of room for long weekends.

Maybe in a few more years......

/subby
 
2014-05-30 03:00:52 PM  

phaseolus: Shoulda gotten one made in Wisconsin

[boatnerd.com image 850x508]
[boatnerd.com image 850x634]
[boatnerd.com image 850x618]
170 ft. yacht by Palmer Johnson. Photos from boatnerd.com


Palmer Johnson makes masturbatorial toys?    Get out!
 
2014-05-30 03:05:22 PM  

Slives: SlothB77: does that water seem quite shallow for a boat that size to anyone else?

Yea,
I was wondering if that was shallow water or a major design flaw. The boat was certainly not sitting right in the water to start with, but it also acted like it was somewhat top heavy.


The truck on one side reportedly collapsed as it was launching. They tried to move it in faster to prevent the capsizing.

Also, repeat.
 
2014-05-30 03:06:57 PM  
you can watch a thousand videos of poor people having some misfortune that happens to be funny and we all, rightfully so laugh at it and make comments specific to the action in the video but some rich guy has his boat capsize and people gotta rush in and tell everyone they should feel bad for making fun of the guy's situation, seek help gunga din.
 
2014-05-30 03:06:59 PM  
Note to shipbuilder: install ballast, then launch.
 
2014-05-30 03:09:49 PM  

phaseolus: Shoulda gotten one made in Wisconsin

[boatnerd.com image 850x508]
[boatnerd.com image 850x634]
[boatnerd.com image 850x618]
170 ft. yacht by Palmer Johnson. Photos from boatnerd.com


I think that's the company a friend of mine works for. They make some farking obscenely nice boats. He posts videos of their launches and some are just farking massive. The craftmanship is top notch.
 
2014-05-30 03:13:50 PM  

dr_blasto: The truck on one side reportedly collapsed as it was launching. They tried to move it in faster to prevent the capsizing.

Also, repeat.


Mechanical failures, the rarest of root causes in incident reports.

Primum non nocere: So does subby hope my modest cruiser capsizes? If Yes, fark you. If No, at what length overall (LOA) do you start with tiny violins? 40 feet? 50 feet? 60 feet? 70 feet? 80 feet?


Don't it make you sad about it?
 
2014-05-30 03:18:28 PM  

Primum non nocere: I'm older, worked all my life, been fortunate, played by the rules, and have paid over a $1M in taxes over the last decade



My desire to see your boat sink will depend on what you do for a living.
Neurosurgeon or Hedge Fund Manager?
 
2014-05-30 03:19:56 PM  
Considering the evil rich guy hadn't taken possession of the boat yet... yes cue tiny violins for the boat builders / delivery crew.
 
2014-05-30 03:22:45 PM  

lewismarktwo: Considering the evil rich guy hadn't taken possession of the boat yet... yes cue tiny violins for the boat builders / delivery crew.


If I remember, one of the guys inside the boat suffered some lacerations. They were tossed around pretty bad, which, I guess, is kind of obvious.
 
2014-05-30 03:27:02 PM  

phaseolus: Shoulda gotten one made in Wisconsin

[boatnerd.com image 850x508]
[boatnerd.com image 850x634]
[boatnerd.com image 850x618]
170 ft. yacht by Palmer Johnson. Photos from boatnerd.com


Yeah, I'm thinking about getting rid of it. It's just too confining.
 
2014-05-30 03:29:45 PM  
Yeah, I'm with the people who saw this coming from frame 1. Jesus, it's like the "crane kick" in The Karate Kid, telegraphing its ultimate move for the world to see...
 
2014-05-30 03:29:55 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: typical Fark Dependent®


Purposely, sarcastically misstating someone else's point of view in an effort to sound smart and reasonable while making the other person seem childish is no way to go through life, son.

/ok, that may have been too long for that reference to work properly
 
2014-05-30 03:32:56 PM  
www.carlspackler.com
 
2014-05-30 03:37:23 PM  

lewismarktwo: Considering the evil rich guy hadn't taken possession of the boat yet... yes cue tiny violins for the boat builders / delivery crew

insurance company.
 
2014-05-30 03:47:08 PM  
Fark the small dicked guy who ones the boat, but damn I feel bad for that yard, that's the kind of screw up that can shut down a small shop. Not like Maine needs more unemployed boat guys.
 
2014-05-30 03:47:43 PM  
*ones=owns. Silly spellcheck.
 
2014-05-30 03:55:38 PM  
It's the motion of the ocean... uhhh... never mind.
 
2014-05-30 04:00:53 PM  
My yacht has never fallen over.
 
2014-05-30 04:06:28 PM  

Mikey1969: Yeah, I'm with the people who saw this coming from frame 1. Jesus, it's like the "crane kick" in The Karate Kid, telegraphing its ultimate move for the world to see...


Seriously. That looked farked from literally the first second. Could they have stopped the launch at that point? Methinks at least a couple of the yard dudes on the side knew something wasn't right...
 
2014-05-30 04:18:15 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark:


It's easy to grin....when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat...
 
2014-05-30 04:18:51 PM  

Primum non nocere: So does subby hope my modest cruiser capsizes?


Sure, why not.

/not subby
 
2014-05-30 04:24:13 PM  

joeshill: lewismarktwo: Considering the evil rich guy hadn't taken possession of the boat yet... yes cue tiny violins for the boat builders / delivery crew insurance company.


You think the insurance company won't raise their rates or something?
 
2014-05-30 04:29:37 PM  
"Boats: they are a hole you pour money down"


/that is a quote from somebody who owned a boat repair shop

but hey if you can afford it enjoy, its much better for the economy for the wealthy to spend their money than just park it in investments forever and ever.
 
2014-05-30 04:36:24 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Fark Dependent®


How many years did it take you to come up with that?
 
2014-05-30 04:38:44 PM  
According to USCG regulations for United States waters, the LOA for tiny violins is 60 feet.
 
2014-05-30 04:45:00 PM  

gameshowhost: How many years did it take you to come up with that?


Account created: 2003-02-17 14:05:48 (11 years ago)
 
2014-05-30 05:00:32 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Primum non nocere: at what length overall (LOA) do you start with tiny violins? 40 feet? 50 feet? 60 feet? 70 feet? 80 feet?

You must be new here. You see to your typical Fark Dependent® you have something that others might not be able to afford...now or in the future and that's just not faaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrr! Therefore anything larger than a toy boat purchased at Dollar General will be cause to start with the violins unless you buy one for everybody.


You have it all wrong.  You have to call them by their old school name, the Dependapotomus or Dependasaurus.  The difference is mostly in how fat they are.
 
2014-05-30 05:02:53 PM  

gameshowhost: How many years did it take you to come up with that?


About 30 seconds after the first idiot came up with the Fark Independent bit.
 
2014-05-30 05:03:50 PM  
If I could ever afford something like that it would look like this.

image.yachtcharterfleet.com
/And it wouldn't be leaning 70o to port.
 
2014-05-30 05:17:19 PM  
Were they trying to launch in two feet of water?
 
2014-05-30 05:42:07 PM  


Anacortes is in Washington state. Sucks for the guys that own the yard, sure hope they were properly insured.
 
2014-05-30 05:43:28 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: Someone forgot the ballast.


This !!
 
2014-05-30 06:33:30 PM  

doublesecretprobation: Dancin_In_Anson: your typical Fark Dependent®

oh aren't you cute!


You don't like it?  Ain't that too bad!
 
2014-05-30 06:35:40 PM  

zimbomba63: doublesecretprobation: Dancin_In_Anson: your typical Fark Dependent®

oh aren't you cute!

You don't like it?  Ain't that too bad!


It's adorable when the wankers get butthurt
 
2014-05-30 06:36:47 PM  

Headso: you can watch a thousand videos of poor people having some misfortune that happens to be funny and we all, rightfully so laugh at it and make comments specific to the action in the video but some rich guy has his boat capsize and people gotta rush in and tell everyone they should feel bad for making fun of the guy's situation, seek help gunga din.


The rich guy isn't out anything, the shipbuilder is on the spot for this.  These things aren't that hard to understand.  You gloat in vain, dumbass.
 
2014-05-30 06:38:18 PM  
By wankers I don't mean you zimbomba.  Unless you are a wanker
 
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