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(YouTube)   Protip: If you're filming the launching of a tugboat, be sure you aren't in the boat's splash range when it hits the water   (youtube.com) divider line
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2021-04-17 12:06:22 AM  
Twelve-year-old videos are so exciting!
 
2021-04-17 12:08:24 AM  

aremmes: Twelve-year-old videos are so exciting!


I swear this was the recommended video after some other video that I recently watched from Fark.
 
2021-04-17 12:09:09 AM  
Tugboat Titantron HD
Youtube 7aTOLKH6Tkc
 
2021-04-17 12:11:36 AM  
I used to pay good money for that experience at Valleyfair
 
2021-04-17 12:13:41 AM  

aremmes: Twelve-year-old videos are so exciting!


You sound old
 
2021-04-17 12:15:09 AM  
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2021-04-17 12:19:57 AM  
Could be a lot worse

Ship water launch goes wrong
Youtube UTLSiL2ZZ1s
 
2021-04-17 12:23:02 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Could be a lot worse

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Were the keel blocks ok?
 
2021-04-17 12:26:01 AM  
I was expecting more.
 
2021-04-17 12:27:23 AM  
I have never thought about how large boats are put into water until now. I guess I assumed they built them in a sort of dry dock and just flooded it to send them out to sea. They really just put it on one sliding planks and hope it falls the right way into the water...huh
 
2021-04-17 12:31:02 AM  
Usually when I launch a tug, it's more of a splatter.

/sometimes just a dribble
 
2021-04-17 12:32:00 AM  

TorpedoOrca: I have never thought about how large boats are put into water until now. I guess I assumed they built them in a sort of dry dock and just flooded it to send them out to sea. They really just put it on one sliding planks and hope it falls the right way into the water...huh


Dry Docks like that are really expensive, and typically have set schedules that are planned months to years in advance, so they're used to repair ships which is generally a lot faster.  It's a lot cheaper to build ships like that and just slide em in to the water.
 
2021-04-17 12:33:21 AM  

Summoner101: aremmes: Twelve-year-old videos are so exciting!

You sound old


So says my son.
 
2021-04-17 12:41:50 AM  
12 years ago: Ack water! My camera is ruined!
today: ::wipes phone on pants, goes back to live streaming boat launch::
 
2021-04-17 12:44:04 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Could be a lot worse

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I sincerely farking hope no one was behind that camera.
 
2021-04-17 12:59:28 AM  

RogermcAllen: aremmes: Twelve-year-old videos are so exciting!

I swear this was the recommended video after some other video that I recently watched from Fark.


The algorithm drives Fark. It's pretty easy to see the social media waves ripple out and back.
 
2021-04-17 1:03:50 AM  

TorpedoOrca: I have never thought about how large boats are put into water until now. I guess I assumed they built them in a sort of dry dock and just flooded it to send them out to sea. They really just put it on one sliding planks and hope it falls the right way into the water...huh


I guess if it crumples and sinks from the mass it probably wasn't sea-worthy.
 
2021-04-17 1:04:09 AM  

TorpedoOrca: I have never thought about how large boats are put into water until now. I guess I assumed they built them in a sort of dry dock and just flooded it to send them out to sea. They really just put it on one sliding planks and hope it falls the right way into the water...huh


I'm really curious if that tugboat made it
 
2021-04-17 1:04:54 AM  

JeffMD: 12 years ago: Ack water! My camera is ruined!
today: ::wipes phone on pants, goes back to live streaming boat launch::


Ymmv
 
2021-04-17 1:21:40 AM  

TorpedoOrca: I have never thought about how large boats are put into water until now. I guess I assumed they built them in a sort of dry dock and just flooded it to send them out to sea. They really just put it on one sliding planks and hope it falls the right way into the water...huh


If it isn't self-righting, it's a sh*tty boat.

Call it the first test.
 
2021-04-17 1:24:22 AM  
At least the front didn't fall off!
 
2021-04-17 8:30:08 AM  

italie: I was expecting more.


I was expecting quicker.
 
2021-04-17 8:43:12 AM  

Theeng: TorpedoOrca: I have never thought about how large boats are put into water until now. I guess I assumed they built them in a sort of dry dock and just flooded it to send them out to sea. They really just put it on one sliding planks and hope it falls the right way into the water...huh

Dry Docks like that are really expensive, and typically have set schedules that are planned months to years in advance, so they're used to repair ships which is generally a lot faster.  It's a lot cheaper to build ships like that and just slide em in to the water.


RogermcAllen: aremmes: Twelve-year-old videos are so exciting!

I swear this was the recommended video after some other video that I recently watched from Fark.


Was the first video the dancing baby?
 
2021-04-17 9:54:07 AM  

dyhchong: TorpedoOrca: I have never thought about how large boats are put into water until now. I guess I assumed they built them in a sort of dry dock and just flooded it to send them out to sea. They really just put it on one sliding planks and hope it falls the right way into the water...huh

I guess if it crumples and sinks from the mass it probably wasn't sea-worthy.


But entirely see-worthy....
 
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