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Jul 13, 2009, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jeepers1940
True, it's hard to believe a pilot would even attempt a takeoff in weather like that.
That pilot, yes- Lot of little factors made it bad... (as is the case ususally) AOPA recently wrote an analysis of this accident for their magazine that was quite telling-

Hee hee, sorry Kmot... but at least we aren't talkin' sheetboats anymore!
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Jul 13, 2009, 11:15 PM
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Jul 13, 2009, 11:19 PM
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Uh, beers?

Back to the cameras!
Jul 13, 2009, 11:22 PM
What is this a center for ants
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OOO, A camera, beer boat.
Jul 13, 2009, 11:54 PM
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(Hee hee, don't get me started! )
Jul 14, 2009, 12:27 AM
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jeeper, that is one way to make sure that everyone is facing the camera camoflage it (the camera) as a beer bottle.

As for the day the music died none of those guys was much of a druggie (the big bopper (JB Richardson) was reputed to have a small alcohol problem).... Here is an easy trivia qyestion there were four seats in the airplane and they drew straws to see who got off the tour bus with no heat. Who lost the draw and had to ride the bus and thus saved his life? Here is a hint he died of complications of Diabetes a few years ago.
Jul 14, 2009, 12:46 AM
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I believe you're talking about Waylon Jennings. I have seen him interviewed a couple of times years ago where he talked about the events of that night. He lost the coin toss and got a long, cold bus ride that night to the next performance venue, but "won" a long, productive life.
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Jul 14, 2009, 02:04 AM
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R/C beer serving vehicles.
Jul 14, 2009, 07:42 AM
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on the nose Jeepers!
Jul 16, 2009, 01:35 PM
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Update: 16 July 2009

HDI Early Edition

avidjeepr, woodybob, and myself arrived early this morning to capture the Dufresnes' maiden voyage on film while the water was flat, the light was golden, and the temperature was cool. I arrived at 0645 and Kim was already there. Pat arrived shortly thereafter.

Kim launched the Big D and we started taking pictures. Manny showed up right about then with his Newport sheetboat.

After we finished the photo session Sausage Dog arrived with his airboat, then Brad wandered in, and finally Cobra Man and his partner Richard.

Manny got his boat rigged and launched, and it was able to sail in the very light wind.

By that time it was 0830, the sun was getting hot, and the Junior Lifeguards were invading the area so I bailed.

Video of Kims "Le Duf" will be in his thread on the Dufresne.
Jul 16, 2009, 02:56 PM
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Great shot Kmot.

I dig the way the sun light is hitting the sails.
Jul 16, 2009, 03:49 PM
What is this a center for ants
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Jul 16, 2009, 04:23 PM
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Great pics!!! AJ the Dufrense looked great on the water this morning!!! I think you have a show winner! The rest of the day only got hotter. Although there was a breeze blowing. We managed to get 5 sheetboats out on the water. A couple of Soling 1meters, a US1meter, a Victors Avalon 44, and my Newport12. I was on the water for over four hours. Heat was bearable until about One when the wind just died and my guess the temperature was over 100 degrees. I await patiently for the Cobraman to post some pics of sheetboat Thursday.
Jul 16, 2009, 04:37 PM
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Too many sheetboats and that dock still isn't fixed. Hell of a way to run a Navy. Pete
Jul 16, 2009, 07:26 PM
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Cobra Man Report

When Rich (Lancaster Rich) and I arrived at the dock, it was approximately 8:30 a.m., there was a mass exudes. In passing, I heard a remark to the effect, there's just too many Sheetboats and its making me gag. I hisssssssed and continued to unload my Sheetboat.

* Cap'n Brad sailed his One Meter Sheetboat and his red speed boat.

* Cap'n gpzy (Manny) Sailed his impressive Newport 12 Sheetboat, in light and heavy winds as they gusted on the pond.

* Cap'n Rich (The Sausage Man) Sailed his Soling Sheetboat, which he kept loosing, when we had five boats on the water and he was sailing everyones boat except his own. He also ran his swamp air boat, which he has dialed in pretty good now.

* Cap'n Kim-Ster, hung back with the Sheetboater's and entertained us with jokes and enlightened us on the details of different fish smells.

* Cap'n Rich (from Lancaster), maddened his newly acquired Soling and did exceptionally well, l piloting his new Sheetboat. I think we have another Sheetboater Cap'n we can add to the Irregular's roster. Sorry Tom, but once a guy pilots a Sheetboat, there's no turning back. LOL Rich also ran his Marlin.

Temp was 104 degrees when we left the dock at 1:45 p.m., Cobra Man weather... Hissssssssssssss hissssssssssssssss.

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