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Old April 19th, 2012, 15:33
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i was scouring the clist for some new outboards to work on...i found a guy posting a 9.9 horse and actually advertised that it had "good even 80psi in both cylinders" and he was already overpriced for a good motor...thats like saying i have a great set of tires for sale...they have a good even 1/32 of tread on them. doh

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Old April 19th, 2012, 15:53
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Boat engines = Greek to me. You could tell me they have low compression in case of hydrolocking and while skeptical, I would take your word for it since I know nothing about them.

Though I'm not an educated person on boat engines, if I were buying, I would make sure to ask someone who knows.

I'm not that dumb.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 16:15
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I'm glad I've never seen any crazy shit like some of you guys!

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Old April 19th, 2012, 18:46
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Cindy and I saw what we expected to be a deadly accident. We were heading west on I-40 in New Mexico, in the jeep towing the travel trailer when some kid in an Escort wagon passed us doing at least 80, just as he was falling asleep. We watched him slowly drift into the median strip, which must have awakened him. He cut the wheel and rolled it a couple times sideways then end over end. Had I not been on the brakes he might have landed on top of the jeep, or the camper, it was that high in the air.

He came to a stop upside down on the shoulder. I stopped a safe distance away, grabbed the first aid kit and fire extinguisher, and ran up there, fully expecting to see severed limbs, blood all over, etc. When I got there he was already crawling out of the car, and didn't look like he was going to need more than a dozen stitches. A nurse was among the next couple people who stopped, so we went on our way.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 19:07
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I have spent the past hour watching YouTube vids of Tim Cameron's buggy...it really has me with buggy-a-cidis......
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Old April 19th, 2012, 19:34
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Old April 19th, 2012, 19:49
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When I was a kid, proabably aruond 12-14 yo, my step father was a police officer for Joplin, MO. I went on a ride along on multiple occassions and the first time I had seen a fatal accident in person was when we arrived to the scene of an accident where a car full of teenage kids were driving at a high rate of speed and went under a semi trailer. It was almost like in the movies where the top half of the vehicle was sheered off....it was the most gruesome sight I have ever seen to date and wont ever forget it. There was no screaming, because the part of their bodies was back down the road with the top half of the vehicle.
Not to drag this thread back down, but I just got caught up from this morning. I worked a wreck a few weeks ago similar to ^^^. All 6 people inside died from smoke inhalation - 3 adults, 2 small kids, 1 unborn. There was a lot of screaming. Nothing like staring at a melted car seat while you're loading up what's left of the car on a rollback. Worst wreck the county has ever seen; a semi loaded with 42,000lbs of Epsom salt doesn't stop quickly.

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Old April 19th, 2012, 20:11
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Not to drag this thread back down, but I just got caught up from this morning. I worked a wreck a few weeks ago similar to ^^^. All 6 people inside died from smoke inhalation - 3 adults, 2 small kids, 1 unborn. There was a lot of screaming. Nothing like staring at a melted car seat while you're loading up what's left of the car on a rollback. Worst wreck the county has ever seen; a semi loaded with 42,000lbs of Epsom salt doesn't stop quickly.

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See alot of crazy stuff driving wrecker. My FIL did it for a long time.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 20:22
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Not too thrilled with all the accident talk.

So, I ordered up a tactical bolt knob for my rifle. I know I was just talking about trading it in or selling it, and that's still a possibility, but I would still be getting another if I don't keep this one.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 22:04
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my worst wreck while driving wrecker what's a 16 year old girl/new driver was driving a malibu and she pulled out in front of the suburban, the suburban hit the passenger side of the car and killed her mother. the girl lived. it's hard to imagine the mental anguish that girl is living with.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 22:45
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my worst wreck while driving wrecker what's a 16 year old girl/new driver was driving a malibu and she pulled out in front of the suburban, the suburban hit the passenger side of the car and killed her mother. the girl lived. it's hard to imagine the mental anguish that girl is living with.
That sucks!

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Old April 19th, 2012, 23:12
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One of my old bosses (when I was driving a flatbed delivering construction junk) used to say it was a game of odds. The more you drove, the worse your odds got. It wasn't "if", it was "when", so the longer you went without an accident, the more attention you had to pay. I guess that's a lot like 'Wheeler's "is today the day" mindset. It makes me hypertense and the worst shotgun rider ever, but I haven't had any at-fault accidents yet...
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Old April 19th, 2012, 23:53
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One of my old bosses (when I was driving a flatbed delivering construction junk) used to say it was a game of odds. The more you drove, the worse your odds got. It wasn't "if", it was "when", so the longer you went without an accident, the more attention you had to pay. I guess that's a lot like 'Wheeler's "is today the day" mindset. It makes me hypertense and the worst shotgun rider ever, but I haven't had any at-fault accidents yet...
I drive 80 to 100 miles in 8.5 hours on city streets...

I've been hit 4 times, one was a guy ramming my car trying to get away, another was a semi sliding into my car on the ice, the others aren't as memorable...
I've had one at fault, hit another side mirror on a parked car on a narrow street going to back someone up...

Among the people that won't get the heck out of your way when you are trying to get somewhere...

So far on our racing trips and cross country trips we've had great luck, seen a few crazy things, but missed them. The best was going to Moab in 2008 with two rigs on the goose, grossing 25k, we came out of the Eisenhower tunnel in the mountains and it was snowing...cars were coming out and sliding off the road and into the mountain...we just drove sensible and amazingly we didn't crash...

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Old April 20th, 2012, 05:24
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The best was going to Moab in 2008 with two rigs on the goose, grossing 25k, we came out of the Eisenhower tunnel in the mountains and it was snowing...cars were coming out and sliding off the road and into the mountain...we just drove sensible and amazingly we didn't crash...

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I remember that. Was just talking about it the other day.

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Old April 20th, 2012, 07:42
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Just saw a commercial with two decently attractive women debating back and forth over the fence about who's grass is better trimmed. It was a Snapper commercial. Brilliant advertising if you ask me.
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