The Boat Pix choper got me!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Videos' started by Spookeay, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Spookeay

    Spookeay New Member

    768
    Oct 27, 2009
    Lake Martin Alabama
    HF Radio ICOM 706 Callsign W4HLK,,


    The Tow Truck, 1990 F450 7.3D
    Twin 305-Cid 228Hp Mercruiser w/Alpha 1s'
    Was on the lake last summer during Aquapalooza. The Boat Pix chopper was out flying. To my surprise I get a E-mail from them today with about 10 photos of my boat.... But the price they want for photos is pretty high... Any one ever purchased photos from them and if so we they good quality?:huh:
     

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  2. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    That's a pretty good one. No sexy horse though.
     
  3. Daniel P Thomas

    Daniel P Thomas Member

    753
    Nov 26, 2006
    Clarendon Hills, IL
    1992 350 EB
    Twin 454 Mercruisers 330 hp each

    w/ Bravo II Drives
    I got shot by them last year along with a few others.
    Had the proofs sent to my office for review.
    Quality was GREAT!
    Pricing was OUTRAGEOUS!

    Sent the proofs back.

    Dan
     
  4. Spookeay

    Spookeay New Member

    768
    Oct 27, 2009
    Lake Martin Alabama
    HF Radio ICOM 706 Callsign W4HLK,,


    The Tow Truck, 1990 F450 7.3D
    Twin 305-Cid 228Hp Mercruiser w/Alpha 1s'
    Yea I know,,, She was not feeling well that day and stayed home... LOL can you imagine this photo with a horse standing on the deck???

    Hello channel 6 news, you aint gunna believe this.!!!!!
     
  5. Spookeay

    Spookeay New Member

    768
    Oct 27, 2009
    Lake Martin Alabama
    HF Radio ICOM 706 Callsign W4HLK,,


    The Tow Truck, 1990 F450 7.3D
    Twin 305-Cid 228Hp Mercruiser w/Alpha 1s'
    Well I was trying to be nice in saying they were a bit high:smt013
     
  6. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    Well, we all saw a boat not too long ago with a pig on the aft deck, so I guess that anything is possible. :lol:
     
  7. Aquarius

    Aquarius New Member

    166
    Oct 11, 2007
    South by South
    310 Sundancer 2007
    350 Mags V Drives
    They got me too last year at Aquapalooza. I boought mine and they are great. They touch them up and everything. I have 1 in my office - 1 at home and 1 on the boat. Bite the bullet and get them....may be your only chance! Especially on Lake Martin!
     
  8. SR400DB

    SR400DB Member

    911
    Mar 18, 2008
    Live California; Boat Seattle
    2003 400DB, Simrad NSS12, 6100i, Furuno Navtex, KVH M3 Harbormaster Mark II
    Cummins 6 CTA'S 8.3 417 BHP.
    They got me last year. I ended up buying three. Im very happy

    Sent from my DROID PRO using Tapatalk
     
  9. jason78

    jason78 Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Sep 3, 2008
    Fort Mill, SC / Lake Wylie
    1997 20 Outrage
    200 Merc Offshore
    According to their website the pics are (1) for $250 or (3) for $500. Looks like $1,000 for all files in a digital format.

    Quite a bit for pictures they weren't hired to take in the first place.
     
  10. charlg

    charlg New Member

    745
    Jan 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
    2000 280 Sun Sport
    / Raymarine C80 w/ Radar / Sirius weather
    / SH GX5000S VHF
    Twin 350 Mags / B1's
    / Corsa exhaust
    They took pictures of me when I was on the way back from Cape Cod (limping in). They did about 4 circles around me. But I refuse to give them my credit card to view the pictures. Too bad there isn't a way to view them first.
     
  11. katricol

    katricol Active Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    LONG ISLAND SOUND
    2000 540DA
    CAT 3196 660 HP
    Heather...you could buy just one and then copy it
     
  12. billnpat

    billnpat New Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Lindenhurst N.Y.
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Onan 21.5Kw di
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Skyhook® Stati
    May we ask how high $$$$$$
     
  13. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    See post #10 Bill.
     
  14. billnpat

    billnpat New Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Lindenhurst N.Y.
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Onan 21.5Kw di
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Skyhook® Stati

    WOW :wow::wow:
     
  15. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    You have really got to like yourself to spend that kinda cash on a picture. Hey LOOK AT ME!!!!!
     
  16. Spookeay

    Spookeay New Member

    768
    Oct 27, 2009
    Lake Martin Alabama
    HF Radio ICOM 706 Callsign W4HLK,,


    The Tow Truck, 1990 F450 7.3D
    Twin 305-Cid 228Hp Mercruiser w/Alpha 1s'
    I wounder if you called them if they would haggle?

    I mean,,,, they put all that money in a chopper, fuel, photographer and pilot. I wounder if discreetly they would take an offer. Has any one tried that?
     
  17. Aquarius

    Aquarius New Member

    166
    Oct 11, 2007
    South by South
    310 Sundancer 2007
    350 Mags V Drives
    I don't where you can get an action shot from a helicopter any cheaper:huh:

    Mine are well worth the money...especially if you're on lake martin in the middle of nowhere alabama.
     
  18. Spookeay

    Spookeay New Member

    768
    Oct 27, 2009
    Lake Martin Alabama
    HF Radio ICOM 706 Callsign W4HLK,,


    The Tow Truck, 1990 F450 7.3D
    Twin 305-Cid 228Hp Mercruiser w/Alpha 1s'
    Umm LOL,,,:smt009
    Lake Martin is not exactly no where Alabama.
    Not trying to be controversial but defend my local lake,,,do some research. It was host to the 2009 Aquapalooza signature event.

    Just sayen.
    Completed in 1926, creating what was then the largest man-made body of water in the world.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Martin
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  19. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Active Member

    791
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    Another way to get the similar results is have some one take high quality pictures of your boat approaching, passing under and then out the other side from a bridge with a couple of trips might produce most shots for a lot less money.

    Make sure you send me $100 bucks for each print out as I have the patent already filed for the idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:huh:
     
  20. Aquarius

    Aquarius New Member

    166
    Oct 11, 2007
    South by South
    310 Sundancer 2007
    350 Mags V Drives
    i boat on Lake Martin....trust me, its in the middle of nowhere.
     

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