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I guess you can't train on a raging river if it ain't a raging river! 

The Willamette River is raging right now after days of heavy, snow melting rain.

The river is up 5' to 20' in 2 days in Salem... 9' up to 23' here 30 miles north! Lot's of water moving by!

 

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16 minutes ago, Justaquickone said:

  What was it that they were actually trying to achieve ?

Apparently making a PSA video of what NOT to Ever EVER do.  It’s even on the required state boater safety exam, FFS.  

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I'm even more baffled now!

Training how to pull a pinned tree off a concrete pier for no reason what so ever, while a ba-ga-zillion gallons of water rushing past?????

 

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16 hours ago, toddster said:

Apparently making a PSA video of what NOT to Ever EVER do.  It’s even on the required state boater safety exam, FFS.  

   Thanks for  clearing that up .

Like liquid I am baffled by the whole exercise and outcome .

It just seams so poorly handled .

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On 1/15/2021 at 4:17 PM, Justaquickone said:

  What was it that they were actually trying to achieve ?

Pulling a pinned tree off a pylon, presumably to tow it out of the environment...

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Now that the water levels are coming down, there is a LOT of wood on the beaches.  Possibly due to recent mega-wildfires up-stream.  Should be some epic bonfire parties this spring.  Unless it all gets flushed again...

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The dog clearly knew this wasn't going to end well...

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what if they moved that pinned tree just enough for it to come free and go down stream on the wrong side of the pylon...?

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Their boat didn't look like it was up to the task. Very low freeboard even at the stop. You get what you pay for.

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On 1/15/2021 at 12:17 AM, Justaquickone said:

  What was it that they were actually trying to achieve ?

It looks like they are trying to remove the tree that is pinned against the bridge piling. Total waste of time, resources. That tree was not affecting the bridge. If it was necessary, should have been pulling from the root ball side.

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Well, at least one guy was smart enuff to stay dry as the boat slowly rolled over

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Count the mistakes:

1.  Tied tow with no quick release 

2.  Towed downstream instead of up

3.  Nobody had a knife 

4.  Crew goes aft to help sink

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The biggest tragedy in this whole bit, assuming no lives were lost, was the cell phone camera operator. The horizontal is much preferred. At least we could have seen both points of interest. Drives me nuts. My sister does this also.

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