Drain the Great Lakes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gofirstclass, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    One of the benefits of being retired is that there's almost no limit to my "free time". So this afternoon, having nothing better to do I spent some time on YouTube. You know how it is on YouTube. One video leads to another which leads to.... Well, you get the idea.

    While perusing the mundane videos I came across this one and I must say, it's among the most interesting videos I've ever seen. It's almost 42 minutes long so when you sit down to view it, make yourself comfy, grab a cup of joe and enjoy it.

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  2. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    721
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Thanks for that!

    I believe that I've seen it before, but I'll watch it tomorrow after breakfast to make sure. What else do I have to do in the morning while drinking my pot of coffee?!
     
  3. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Does it show all the crap that my wife and I have lost under the boat? :)

    I think I caught that on Discovery (or similar channel) - cool stuff.
     
  4. Last Dollar

    Last Dollar Member

    179
    May 10, 2011
    Huntington WV boating the Ohio River and lakes in
    Sea Ray 225
    5.0 Mercruiser
    I did not watch this because draining the Great Lakes seemed like such an easy task when compared to the current task of "draining the Washington DC swamp!!"
     
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  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Is this some kind of ploy to get some of our wonderful drinking water? I've heard you guys had problems with wildfires over there on the left coast but this seems a bit extreme....
     
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  6. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    336
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3

    There are a series of these 'Drain the _____" shows including the Atlantic, Pacific (Pearl Harbor)
     
  7. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Nope, no water grab from the PNW. We live on, and get our water from the Columbia River. It gets its water supply from the 260,000 sq mile Columbia River Basin.
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    Now I wouldn't put anything past those wild Californians. When I watch the news of how their state is burning and how they're calling for federal help and for firefighters from all over the West, I can't help but wonder if they would be applying for Foreign Aid if they had become a separate country as they wanted to a couple of years ago.

    They couldn't get it to a vote that would pass, but if most of us in the PNW were allowed to vote it would pass with a huge majority. I might be wrong but I heard they were going to call it "Californication". ;)

    Capt TJ, thanks. I'll look for those other videos.

    "Does it show all the crap that my wife and I have lost under the boat?"
    I looked, and it does. :)
     

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