Saturday, June 11, 2022

Don't Try This..... Anywhere

 Coonass and his pa going 60 mph through a turn on Toledo Bend Reservoir without hooking the kill switch up to the life vest.  What could possibly go wrong? 


Anonymous said...

you call this guy a coonass yet he doesn't even have a south louisiana accent.
maybe you should brush up on who an what coonass is.
you sound about as absurd as michael guest calling his opponent , michael cassidy a ''carpetbagger'' on his little facebook campaign ads.

Anonymous said...

Complacency is part of being human. Lesson was learned apparently. Hell of a save.

Anonymous said...

Well said, June 11, 2022 at 3:49 PM.

Anonymous said...

Yet he still didn't install a hotfoot on it after the calamity.

Lesson not learned. Especially in the bayou or stump country.

Anonymous said...

3:31, not a Coonass here but have many coonass friends. They use the term in an endearing, non-offensive way. Perhaps Kingfish does also, especially since he seems to like LSU and keep up with LA stuff.

Anonymous said...

He missed the buoy marker and didn't see his copilot's signals because he was messing with his electronic device while traveling at a high rate of speed. That's the lesson I take from this.

Anonymous said...

This is the stupidity of the modern world. Years ago, old men would sheepishly only tell their story to a select few. Now, grown men put it on the internet as entertainment to make money, and young people don't learn. Well, they do learn to think there's no consequences for their actions, so "hold my beer, watch this".

Young people ask all the time, "Where are the grownups anymore?"

Anonymous said...

Rescue boat must have been a rocket 🚀!

Anonymous said...

There’s some very special people out there with boats, blow boaters are the worst. You ever get bored get you a case of beer, a chair, and head down to the boat ramp on a weekend and watch geniuses at work.

Don Drane said...

Closer to home, I was one step from Heaven's Door and had no doubt I was about to enter the gate.

Anonymous said...

Don, I commend you for putting that out there for others to learn from your mistake. I'm sure you have been thoroughly scolded for it.

I'll stick with my original take on the main lesson being distracted driving.

-6/11 at 11:46

Don Drane said...

12:18; I DID get scolded - By a number of folks. What really chaps me, to this day, is that group of folks at Lost Rabbit who made and furnished the video to WLBT who stood there and never sent a boat out to search or rescue.

I called WLBT days later to ask who sent the video and they gave me his email address. I wrote to ask him why in the world they didn't launch a search boat from their harbor since obviously somebody was out there, potentially drowning. He said, "We never thought about that."

Just like I never thought about hooking up my kill switch.

I had hoped DWFP would use this story and video in their boater safety classes for young people but they never indicated an interest.

Anonymous said...

@2:29pm "I had hoped DWFP would use this story and video in their boater safety classes for young people, but they never indicated an interest."

Please see 6:57am - You're an embarrassment. Young people are tired of seeing incompetent adults about as responsible as an adolescent.

It's why the world is upside down right now. Not enough mature men around.

Anonymous said...

Trim down for what!

KF is most likely calling them a coonass because their last name is Broussard. Coonasses would call them couyons for not having the kill switch lanyard hooked to them. Very valuable lesson. Also, keep a spare kill switch near the throttle so that if you are thrown out or fall out and someone else is in the boat, they can get it cranked and back to you.

Anonymous said...

Don, Thanks for the reply. Right on time, 2:58 showed up to prove the point.

It seems we have an abundance of conceited, self-absorbed jerks who love to find fault with others (publicly), but would never put themselves out to help someone else (unless it made them look good/Internet-famous).

Thanks, again, for braving the slings ans arrows that were sure to come by calling attention to yourself so that others may learn some lessons the easy way.


Anonymous said...

There are somethings one doesn't need the public knowing about.

Don Drane said...

@2:58 - It has nothing to do with maturity. I was one of those people, like hundreds of thousands of young people who said, "Hey, I don't need a life jacket...I can swim just fine if anything happens." Right!

I don't know what 'young people are tired of seeing', but, if my stupidity saves one life, then releasing the story was worth it. Sorry if you disagree. Keep your floaties pumped up.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're still with us Don! Nothing like your story to remind us all to wear PFDs, and the good Lord knows we all have thought "I don't need one".

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