This YouTube Channel Is a Gold Mine of Small Boats, Huge Waves, and Dangerous Selections
(Viewer Warning: Though nobody in these movies dies, it does present individuals in danger of drowning.)
The channel options a whole lot of movies that variate on the theme of DON’T DO THIS, which is a good indication of the footage to return, as individuals maintain doing it. On this case, “it” is usually driving boats head-on into large waves their vessels are both not designed to sort out or that drivers (Eds observe: Sailors?) should not expert sufficient to navigate, which leads to uncomfortable passengers at finest, or overworked bilge pumps and overboard riders at worst. Pleasantly, the channel additionally options purely captured audio of boats slapping waves, slightly than America’s Funniest Dwelling Movies-model commentary.
The locales featured are from quite a lot of common boating areas across the U.S. however normally give attention to inlets and canals, the place waves that pleasure-boaters encounter are sometimes essentially the most intense, and the boat pilots (Eds observe, once more: Mariners?) are much less skilled. It is my understanding that when the boat is pointed on the sky and passengers (Eds observe, once more, once more: Shipmates?) are flying overboard, one thing in your day has gone incorrect, and but for dozens upon dozens of boaters, it seems to be a typical weekend. The primary footage from the video above, which options the Haulover Inlet in Miami, exhibits a girl being dumped overboard and rescued by close by jetskiers. The present is so sturdy that even staying nonetheless within the water is nearly inconceivable, and nearly nobody featured in any of those movies is sporting a life jacket, together with her. All informed, the channel seems to vindicate my determination to remain on terra firma.
My search by the movies exhibits that whereas there are shut calls, nobody seems to die regardless of the dearth of life jackets, nevertheless it additionally does not appear like what I might describe as enjoyable, both.