Saturday, November 29, 2008

Why you don't really need rules against trucks on the beach



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10 comments:

  1. Darwinism at work.

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  2. Anyone who has spent much time at the ocean has helped push a vehicle out of the surf or other wet area. Still, I reserve the right to laugh hysterically no matter how common it is. Thanks for the chuckle at some poor guy's misfortune.

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  3. Several people tried to help him (like the other truck in the pic) - the guy in the water had a short towing belt kind of thing, but it didn't allow the truck to get far enough away to be on solid ground so their wheels just spun out.

    You shoulda seen the splash when this guy went in. Musta been quite a surprise.

    I don't know what ultimately happened, but I assume he had to give in and call a big - real - tow truck. Looked to me like the current was digging him in deeper.

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  4. Makes me feel better about the time I almost lost my ride. $750 4x4 tow bill on a sunday evening. Boy did I get what I deserved.

    I hope this guy ended up ok. As far as I know, most insurance policies DO NOT cover this.

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  5. It's not that big a deal. He should stay closer to the sign(left side of photo) a drive slowly. Commercial fishermen have to deal with these situations every day.

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  6. A little embarrassed, but he and his passenger seemed to be ok. Maybe a little sick at heart at the damage this undoubtedly does to his engine and all that.

    You do have to shake your head - While he was in there, another couple of guys in another truck drove up, seemed to tell him that if he's only gone a few feet over he's have made it, then drove over to that spot and were contemplating making their own attempt.

    The tide was pretty high and the water level was pretty up there. I don't know if they thought better of it or not. Funny, though.

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  7. Rose, you don't have a problem with 4x4s on the beach?

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  8. I have a problem with assholes on the beach. some 4x4's are as bad as some plover nuts. The vast majority of 4x4's and all other beach users are just fine.

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  9. Agree with 11:29. It's fun to watch all the folks with PC bumper stickers smoking pot and cigs and throwing their butts down in the sand,then turning up their noses as a responsible 4x4 drives along.

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