Saturday, April 28, 2012

Excitement

Have you ever wondered what happens when a boat sinks?  If you’re like me, you’ve not given it much thought.  Unfortunately for our neighbors, we got to find out.  Last weekend we had tremendous rains and the next night there was a boat under the water in the canal.

Allen went over and asked if he could help, but they had already called a crane.  How do you call a crane?  Cranes are popular here.  They are used for all kinds of things.  When we first got here, they put trees all around this neighbor’s house by craning them across the canal.  I’d show you, but they have 18 security cameras so I am thinking they are into privacy!?!

Gratuitous picture of the boys…

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because I think they are cute…….

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See that crane over there?

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Then we had to wait a while they got their things set up.

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See the guy in the black shirt?  He is standing on the bottom of the boat.  Also, note the neighborhood boys had to gather and direct operations.

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Hooking up the straps.

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There was a guy swimming under the boat with a mask on feeding the straps around.  See how much the other boat is leaning.  They had the sunk boat tied to that one.  Engineers they weren’t.

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Then the crane started lifting.

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We were holding our breath (s) at this point.

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So what do you do when a boat is upside down and you have to set it down?

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Good question?  I’ll just say what was done will never be put in any manuals of how to do it.

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Take a deep breath……

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Have I mentioned that it was windy.  REALLY windy!

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Phew.  Time to exhale.

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Allen even heard them start the engine later in the afternoon.

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