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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
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    Made me think of Lucy and Ethel at the Chocolate Factory..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Alright, it's official. Ship Launches is definitely a thing. A good thing. And that includes boats and submarines too.
    Don't they typically have life boats like that on offshore oil rigs? Those guys are tough, they can handle a ride like that.

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    "Wait... Which is Starboard again???"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosiersmoker View Post
    "Wait... Which is Starboard again???"
    Right. Port is left.

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    Tell the guy launching the boat that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Not sure which would be more dangerous staying onboasrd ship until it sinks or having to ride that pod when it was being launched
    I'll take my chances with the ship.
    Or to coin the quote from agent "K", you may want to fasten your seat belt
    And fit a spew bag over the head. Also saves cost of going to the theme park, just in one bounce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    Don't they typically have life boats like that on offshore oil rigs? Those guys are tough, they can handle a ride like that.
    They are tough just like their bullet proof underwear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    The guy who tripped was on his own no way to stop the ship once it started to move
    Agreed. Good evidence of lax procedures. No spotters, no 2-way radios, no hand signals. One man appears to have jumped in. Hope he wasn't crushed against a pier by the wave, as it didn't seem to have surfed him back out on the pavement.
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    And I don't think your auto club card covers this size of towing. A Lincoln in the ditch is one thing. 130-odd ton vessels another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    Made me think of Lucy and Ethel at the Chocolate Factory..
    I remember that episode :..................................................................... probably because I wet myself.

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