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How to kill yourself filming a boat launch.

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posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 07:35 AM
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Hmm...

Entitled, not not to capture a ship launch, this video had an unexpected ending. I've never seen one of these in action so I didn't see what was coming.

Hope the cameraman is okay:



I'd like to explain for the people who can't watch, but don't want to spoil it.

Read the article instead.
edit on 5-6-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 07:41 AM
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Cameraman was okay, said it in the article. That was a crazy video. I had no idea they slid boats in sideways.



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 08:49 AM
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the vertical drop was too great - theramp should continute into the water

the flying debris was generated by the differing profile of the hullform at bow and stern



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 08:57 AM
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I'm almost positive that is not the normal way of putting boats in the water...I've always seen them use huge sling like deals that lift and move them over a slip...

I'm no boat professional though.



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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Stupid jerk i take it he'd never been to a launch before tut he'll no next time!! Glad he was ok and flip the camera.



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 01:26 PM
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Ouch! That has ME picking out splinters! Don't see how he was at least not hit.



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 05:51 PM
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Im glad to hear he was ok, i guarantee he had to change his shorts after that!



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 06:48 PM
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Made me turn away!


That dude got soaked!

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posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 07:04 PM
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That would be awesome to watch in 3D! Had me taken back and it was only in 2D!



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 08:05 PM
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This is the most common method to launch a ship. There's lots of videos of Ship's being launched on YouTube, some truly fascinating and scary ones also.

I would like to see a video with your "sling" method though, that would be insane for a ship this size



posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by Hushabye
I'm almost positive that is not the normal way of putting boats in the water...I've always seen them use huge sling like deals that lift and move them over a slip...

I'm no boat professional though.


They're usually "dry-docked" and the void filled with water. Dry docking makes the most sense, but launching a boat sideways is obviously more fun.



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