Posted by Tennessee Bill J on February 23, 2004 at 12:47:53:
In Reply to: Re: Anyone else a member of the 30 ft club? posted by Joseph Fristoe on February 22, 2004 at 20:55:12:
I can honestly say without hesitation I am a member in high standing in the 30 Foot Club. In 1984 I backed down a steep boat ramp (Normandy) at winter pool which made the ramp three times as long and the brakes gave out. Being such a steep ramp the momentum and weight made the emergency brakes of no value. Well, I didn't end up thirty 30 ft from the bank , but more like 75 and in water about 30 feet deep. The old chevolet I had refinished just floated like a boat for some time allowing me time to crawl out the window. I was picked up by a fisherman and never got my feet wet. The ordeal cost me $600.00 dollars for a wrecker and diver to hook the bumper. My wife's house plans were in the back seat and she has never let me hear the end of it. Oh well _ _ _ _ happens.
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