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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 03:05:22 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
 
2014-05-30 06:46:51 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


More of a sail guy, but, that thing puts the capital S on Sleek.  I wonder how long it takes to build something like that?
 
2014-05-30 06:49:18 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: By wankers I don't mean you zimbomba.  Unless you are a wanker


I try not to be one, but, I'm human, all too human.
 
2014-05-30 07:33:19 PM  
This is just down the street from my house. the night before and he day after.

 farm6.staticflickr.com   farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2014-05-30 07:41:24 PM  
This is good, solid comedy, but I suspect that insurance or the boat builder will have to pay for this.
 
2014-05-30 07:41:33 PM  
zimbomba63 - What do you sail and where ? I'm on Chesapeake Bay ( Eastern Bay to be precise ) in a 1973 Oday 27 sloop.
 
2014-05-30 08:03:13 PM  

shanteyman: zimbomba63 - What do you sail and where ? I'm on Chesapeake Bay ( Eastern Bay to be precise ) in a 1973 Oday 27 sloop.


Various, up to 40', but, we were renting them.  Lake Michigan and Florida, took some blue water classes.  I, and 3 other friends were in our 30's and unmarried.  The sailing came to an end when, one by one, we all got married, and 3 of us had kids.  I had twins at 44, so my sailing days were over, whether I liked it or not.  Oldest step-daughter is marrying a guy who does a lot of racing on Lake Michigan.  Of course, this guy is OK in my book.

Are you sailing at this moment or are you living on your boat?  If you're sailing, color me envious,
 
2014-05-30 08:14:10 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-30 10:41:12 PM  

shanteyman: Anacortes is in Washington state. Sucks for the guys that own the yard, sure hope they were properly insured.


Shoot, I saw North Harbor and boat launch and immediately thought Maine. I guess every state with a coastline probably has a North Harbor.
 
2014-05-30 10:44:15 PM  
i.telegraph.co.uk
Unavailable for comment.
 
2014-05-30 11:38:03 PM  
todd_bertuzzi

Those pixels look top heavy.
 
2014-05-31 12:42:08 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x388]
Unavailable for comment.


"Hold my vino and watch this!"

Later: "Help me, I fall into the lifeboat....again!"
 
2014-05-31 01:38:34 AM  

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?


THIS
 
2014-05-31 01:51:52 AM  

Primum non nocere: So does subby hope my modest cruiser capsizes? If Yes, fark you.


For what its worth, I hope your boat doesn't sink.
 
2014-05-31 02:49:25 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: 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.


So you admit that you are an asshole lacking in any creativity.  At least you are finally being honest.
 
2014-05-31 02:52:40 AM  

zimbomba63: 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.


Oh, but you can bet he was super pissed about it and running around screaming like his first born had been killed.  Nope, it's funny as hell.
 
2014-05-31 09:01:27 AM  

iaazathot: So you admit that you are an asshole


I have ALWAYS been an asshole.

iaazathot: lacking in any creativity.


Creativity is unnecessary when dealing with farkwits like you.
 
2014-05-31 09:26:44 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: I have ALWAYS been an asshole.


Having signed up only a few months after him, I can attest to the accuracy of this statement.

:P
 
2014-05-31 10:02:15 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: Having signed up only a few months after him, I can attest to the accuracy of this statement.

:P


Ain't that right little feller?
 
2014-05-31 10:42:16 AM  

iaazathot: zimbomba63: 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.

Oh, but you can bet he was super pissed about it and running around screaming like his first born had been killed.  Nope, it's funny as hell.


Ditto.  As headso says, if you can laugh at a poor idiot when something shiatty happens, why can you not laugh at a rich one?

I think just about everyone has laughed when someone faceplants and potentially injures their body.  I would rather lose my boat than my neck.
 
2014-05-31 11:33:20 AM  
Are you sailing at this moment or are you living on your boat? If you're sailing, color me envious,

I was at work, but sailing in my mind. The boat is a hobby, my only hobby, really. I had to choose between the boat and music and the boat won out. I'm not so sure it was the best idea in terms of money spent, but, when I get out on Sundays or Thursdays ( when I'm not called in ), it is a very zen experience for me. My wife has finally started to go with me ; I'm hoping to win her over to the idea of buying up and moving aboard for a few years when we retire, if that ever gets to happen. I've a got a bucket list of sailing a mile long, too many things to do, not enough time .
 
2014-05-31 02:02:48 PM  

shanteyman: Are you sailing at this moment or are you living on your boat? If you're sailing, color me envious,

I was at work, but sailing in my mind. The boat is a hobby, my only hobby, really. I had to choose between the boat and music and the boat won out. I'm not so sure it was the best idea in terms of money spent, but, when I get out on Sundays or Thursdays ( when I'm not called in ), it is a very zen experience for me. My wife has finally started to go with me ; I'm hoping to win her over to the idea of buying up and moving aboard for a few years when we retire, if that ever gets to happen. I've a got a bucket list of sailing a mile long, too many things to do, not enough time .


Yeah, that's the way I feel about it, too.  Instead of laying on the beach zoned out, being on a boat gave you something to refresh your mind.  All the day-to-day crap went out the window, and when on the water you where completely "in the moment", as they say.  Your hands and mind where always busy, but, it all brought peaceful clarity. Plot the course, watch the tell-tales, check the chart, check the wind, watch the boat to port, re-check the chart, etc., etc.  It may sound like to much busy work to those who have never done, but, you feel like you've become one with the wind and water, and it bring serenity.
 
2014-05-31 02:52:45 PM  

shanteyman: I was at work, but sailing in my mind.


I'd rather be out on my boat than just about anywhere else.  The only drawback is that my wife hates being on the water, so I go alone more than I should.  So far it hasn't landed me in the newspaper as a "missing boater," thank goodness.
 
2014-05-31 06:07:37 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: 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.


img.fark.net
 
2014-05-31 07:56:51 PM  
At least the front didn't fall off.
 
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