You can sit here all day and not run out of stupid

Discussion in 'Pictures & Videos' started by fxsales, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. fxsales

    fxsales New Member

    159
    Mar 26, 2009
    Ft Lauderdale
    1990 Laguna Cuddy
    Twin 1997 Mariner 135's
    1997 twin Mariner 135's
    Hello all,
    Been absent a little lately, mostly work, some boating. At any rate when I have the time and money my favorite ICW tiki therapy place is Jimbo's Sandbar, just South of the Dania drawbridge. Un fortunatel y I go more by car than boat. Our saying for this place is "You can sit here all day and not run out of stupid."

    Speeding boats, docking, undocking and the drawbridge are ofeten the subjects....
    Here's an example, shot by my friend on her Android..
    http://youtu.be/LiDG1Vl9HVU

    "****faced Captian...
    Enjoy!
    John
     
  2. Jack F

    Jack F Active Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Cape Cod
    2008 240DA,
    Garmin 545s,
    North Star NS100ss.
    MMSI#338093894
    350 Mag Seacore BR3
    Wow...
     
  3. 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
    I'm speechless :wow::wow::wow:
     
  4. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Certainly amusing to watch. Anyone that intoxicated and out of control, operating a large vehicle, should be arrested and jailed.
     
  5. Boulder GT3

    Boulder GT3 New Member

    336
    Jan 28, 2008
    Fort Lauderdale
    56 Viking
    MAN cr1550
    C12
    Been at Jimbo's many times and have seen plenty of idiocy. There is a ripping current you can see going under the bridge. This is so bad I'm wondering if he was on one engine and then it got away from him? Not pretty.
     
  6. Bugsy24

    Bugsy24 Active Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Freehold, New Jersey
    2008 310 Sundancer
    T-350 Mag,Br3's W/Axius
    That's why when on a Boat you have to think 3 Steps ahead of your current action!!! What a MoMo! :wow:
     
  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.
    I thought it was great. Nice to see a drunk F*** Up his own boat rather than hit someone else on their boat.
     
  8. C6 Doberman

    C6 Doberman New Member

    106
    Jun 10, 2009
    ga
    2004 320 Sundancer
    Twin 350 Mag. V-Drives
    I haven't quite figured out what he was trying to do. Could he just not keep the boat going straight or was he trying to turn around to go the other way? Classic "Give me the keys I'll drive"!!!!
     
  9. dicor

    dicor New Member

    835
    Feb 19, 2011
    boat Barnegat Bay, NJ (hopefully) - live Bucks Cty
    270 DA 1998
    7.4 Merc w/Bravo III Drive
    Yikes!
     
  10. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Wow!!!
     
  11. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    How was it determined that the operator of this boat was intoxicated. It seems evident that everyone at the bar was, but has anyone given this guy the benefit of the doubt that he might be experiencing mechanical problems of some sort that is not allowing him to control his boat in this current? It doesn't look good for him because the experts on drunkenness have decided that he was indeed intoxicated. Perhaps they are right. Perhaps he was drinking along with them just before this incident occurred?
     
  12. fxsales

    fxsales New Member

    159
    Mar 26, 2009
    Ft Lauderdale
    1990 Laguna Cuddy
    Twin 1997 Mariner 135's
    1997 twin Mariner 135's
    i was not there, but my friend said he was there for quite some time... Perhaps he forgot he had two engines when he left..
    j
     
  13. Presentation

    Presentation Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Wisconsin - Winnebago Pool chain of lakes
    280 Sundancer, Westerbeke MPV generator
    twin 5.0's w/BIII drives
    Wow, that was,...was.....just WOW!
     
  14. Big Al

    Big Al New Member

    293
    Oct 13, 2006
    Canada
    370 Sundancer
    Twin 454 Mercruiser
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke genny
    Are you sure he is on one engine ? At 21 secs on the video you can see water coming out from port and starboard sides.
     
  15. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Electricaldoctor,
    The inference of this thread is that the operator of the vessel was intoxicated, hence my response. I don't know the operator or care to. I have seen and dealt with many people that cannot handle their liquor and have a low tolerance when their behavior seriously endangers others.

    If it turns out he was just having mechanical issues then obviously I would feel differently.
     
  16. Presentation

    Presentation Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Wisconsin - Winnebago Pool chain of lakes
    280 Sundancer, Westerbeke MPV generator
    twin 5.0's w/BIII drives
    Listening to the person who is taping the video it’s stated they were together on shore talking just before this happened and the person uploaded the video with a title that implies the operator is drunk.
     
  17. Asureyez

    Asureyez New Member

    Apr 22, 2007
    Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
    Sea Ray 460 Sundancer Hardtop 2001 - SOLD
    Cummins 450 Diesels
    The current under Dania Bridge can run 2.0 - 2.5 knots. That's swift, but for a twin screw nothing challenging. The boat appeared to be functioning from exhaust & prop wash and at one point the skipper had serious weigh astern, just before he lost it and spun to slam in to the fenders in reverse. The outbound current swept him clear of the bridge where the current quickly subsides (the venturi effect abates), and he still was wallowing about.

    I vote for serious impairment.
     
  18. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    Well, I really missed out on all of the clues about this guys sobriety. Sorry Dude, but it seems that you were hammered!! Too bad that the last people that were aware of your condition didn't make a better effort to keep you from driving your boat. Your keys should be withheld whether you were driving a boat or a car. We should be grateful though that nobody was hurt. People like this individual really should be banned from driving any motorized vehicle for life. I know that this is not giving him "the benefit of the doubt", but given the evidence by the locals at the bar about his sobriety, my sense is now that this is probably not the first time that this individual has driven while intoxicated. In my original post about this, I was really hoping that it was more a case of mechanical failure rather than drunkenness. Hopefully, all ended well and that somebody reported this guy to the proper authorities. The taped evidence would not go well in his favour.
     
  19. testlab

    testlab New Member

    161
    Mar 8, 2011
    Australia
    1996 330DA Sundancer;
    Layout A, Raymarine
    C80, DSM and RD218 radar
    Merc T-7.4L Carb
    Hurth 630 V-drives
    Kohler CZ23 6.5kw
    I have no idea or comment about his sobriety but I thought he lost the port engine not long after hitting the upsteam fender (it looks like its not running at 1:25). To me it appears he got it off the fender and then the port engine quit, at which time he gave up trying to control it and let it go under the bridge. Which may not be a bad option - being downstream that is. He certainly made a mess of the stern platform.

    In thinking about it further, losing the port donk is perhaps why he hit it the first time. I doubt the stbd and rudder alone would get the bow around in that current with the limited room in which to do it. If he just left the restaurant/club/bar then perhaps its a expensive lesson about letting the engines warm up before casting off.
     
  20. ohsnow

    ohsnow Member

    122
    Dec 13, 2008
    Ontario Canada
    1990 Sundancer 350
    2009 Titan 3.1M 15hp Yamaha
    2006 Duramax 2500 crew cab, long box
    454
    Was at Credit Village Marina last summer, guy like this trys to enter harbour, hits 4 boats and cops let him go. Not impaired and stupid is not a crime.....
    What a shame.....
     

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