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  • Officials: Several boats sink, make distress calls during 'Trump Boat Parade' rally in Texas

    09/05/2020 4:57:09 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 38 replies
    Houston Cronicle ^ | 9/4/20 | Anon
    Several boats taking part in a parade supporting President Donald Trump on Lake Travis in Texas have sunk, officials said Saturday. The Travis County Sheriff's Office tweeted that it responded to multiple calls involving boats in distress during the parade. "Several boats did sink," the TCSO tweet said.
  • Pro-Trump Boat Parades Over Labor Day Weekend to Feature Thousands of Boats Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    09/05/2020 4:47:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Newsweak via MSN ^ | 9/05/20 | Soo Kim
    Amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, boat parades supporting the re-election of President Donald Trump are scheduled to take place over the Labor Day weekend in several parts of the country, including in Florida, California, Texas and Oklahoma. Donald Trump Jr. is reportedly attending a Trump boat parade in Florida running from Jupiter to Mar-a-Lago on Monday, according to Florida's The CW West Palm. The parades are expected to draw large crowds of Trump supporters keen to watch the boats float by, including up to 7,000 boats on Pine Island in southwest Florida. On Saturday, a Trump boat parade, reportedly featuring...
  • ‘Several boats did sink’ during Lake Travis Trump boat parade, Travis County officials say

    09/05/2020 4:17:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    KSAT ^ | 09/05/2020 | Jakob Rodriguez, Cody King
    Travis County officials are investigating multiple reports of ’boats in distress’ on Lake Travis during a Trump boat parade. According to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, they were first notified of the incidents around 12:15 p.m., Saturday. The image below was tweeted by Austin American-Statesman photojournalist of the boat parade. Rough waters on Lake Travis as hundreds of boats in Trump boat parade. Several swamped. #Statesman @bobphoto pic.twitter.com/DPpKKhgljF — bobphoto (@bobphoto) September 5, 2020 Several boats were in distress all along the parade route, according to officials. There are currently no reports of injuries.
  • WATCH: Minnesota Trump Boat Parade -- Labor Day Weekend -- Miles of Boats!

    09/05/2020 1:31:07 PM PDT · by wrrock · 17 replies
    TTG ^ | 9/5/2020 | Evan
    Five reasons it’s a great day to have a boat parade in Minnesota. First, Nate Silver’s 538 said the cornerstone of the blue wall — Minnesota — is on the verge of going RED. Second, Trump is well ahead of Biden in the famous Minnesota Cookie Poll (they never seen a Republican poll so high). Third, a Senate takeover by the Democrats is fading as Republicans tighten the senate race in Minnesota. Forth, six mayors in historically Democrat strongholds endorse Trump. Fifth, three polls (here, here and here) show it’s a statistical tie in Minnesota between Biden and Trump. WATCH...
  • Trump flotilla leader to be charged with felony, his lawyer says

    08/31/2020 11:07:18 PM PDT · by Spirit of Liberty · 50 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | 8/31/20 | John Pacenti
    Carlos Gavidia, who earned national attention for his "Trumptilla" boat parades, is expected to be charged with sending a threatening text, a felony, to a resident of his former Jupiter country club community after they clashed over politics, his attorney told The Palm Beach Post on Monday. Gavidia will surrender at the Palm Beach County Jail on Tuesday morning, said attorney Stuart Kaplan. The criminal charge would come just days after Gavidia attended President Trump’s Republican National Convention speech on the White House lawn Thursday night. Gavidia organized the boat parades with his vessel as the centerpiece. He renamed his...
  • Trump embraces a new kind of rally: The ‘Trumptilla’

    05/29/2020 10:30:52 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2020 | Marc Caputo
    President Trump can’t hold his large energetic rallies because of coronavirus. But his campaign has discovered the next best thing: massive pro-Trump flotillas that are taking his message to waterways across the country. The large boat parades — which began organically among MAGA devotees in South Florida and spread to Florida’s Gulf Coast, Arizona’s Lake Havasu, South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor and Southern California’s Newport Harbor during Memorial Day weekend — quickly caught the notice of the president and his campaign. Now, the campaign is encouraging the flotillas and utilizing its robust data operation to organize and excite a demographic that...
  • Company says it will no longer make Evinrude outboard boat engines, citing impact from coronavirus

    05/28/2020 9:31:26 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Penn Live ^ | May 28, 2020 | Deb Kiner
    Canadian company BRP has announced it will stop making the Evinrude outboard boat engines.
  • Embattled Michigan governor in hot water over hubby’s boat request

    05/25/2020 4:38:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 25, 2020 | 7:25pm | Kate Sheehy
    Republican state Sen. Tom Barrett, R-Charlotte, noted to the News that Whitmer had urged state residents not to flock to Traverse City, and “Yet, what did her family try and do? “In the Army, we have a tradition that the leaders get in line for chow last behind everyone else in the unit,” he said. “Here is the leader of our state. … Her family is trying to cut people in line.” Whitmer’s spokeswoman, Tiffany Brown, did not deny the claims involving her boss’s husband to the News but said the governor’s office would not be responding to “every rumor...
  • Florida boaters’ massive Trump 2020 water parade gets special ‘thank you’ from POTUS

    05/04/2020 4:39:27 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 12 replies
    BizPacReview,com ^ | 5/4/2020 | Tom Tillison
    With Florida being one of the more than 30 states beginning to ease “stay-at-home” restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic, people are only too happy to rejoin the world. And in the Sunshine State, which has fared better than many states — and far better than early projections — what better way to do that than hold a boat parade in honor of President Donald Trump. Hundreds of South Florida boaters took to the Intracoastal Waterway on Sunday to show their support for the president, with the boat parade, departed from the Jupiter Inlet and traveled south toward Trump’s...
  • Fishing Boat Startup Plans Mississippi Factory

    09/13/2019 3:11:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Thomas Net ^ | August 27, 2019 | Andy Szal
    A startup manufacturer of fishing boats on Tuesday announced plans to establish a factory operation in northeastern Mississippi. Avid Boats expects to create 75 jobs at a facility in Amory, Mississippi — about two hours southeast of Memphis — formerly occupied by a packaging company. Avid plans to invest $1.6 million in the project, Mississippi economic development officials said in a statement. “Although we are a startup, our team brings 100-plus years of combined marine industry experience to the table,” said Avid Boats President Phillip Faulkner. “We look forward to being a vital contributor to the continued growth of this...
  • US officials: Iran moving ballistic missiles by boat

    05/07/2019 2:14:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/5/19 | Elad Benari
    Intelligence showing that Iran is likely moving short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in the Persian Gulf was one of the critical reasons the US decided to move an aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers into the region, several US officials with direct knowledge of the situation told CNN on Tuesday. The concerns over the movement of the missiles was one of multiple threads of intelligence from various sources that led the US to believe Iran had a capability and intention to launch strikes against US targets, the report said. US Central Command spokesperson Capt. Bill Urban said they had...
  • Thinking of selling everything and moving onto a boat.

    03/10/2019 9:48:59 AM PDT · by amorphous · 166 replies
    Vanity | 10 March 2019
    A recently retired friend is thinking of selling his home (which is paid for) and buying a boat for himself and his wife to live aboard without ever having lived aboard a boat before. Are there any FReepers who have done something similar, or who have experience living this kind of lifestyle, or have advice I could maybe pass on to them?
  • Duck Boat captain charged with manslaughter

    11/12/2018 5:11:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This story is a bit down in the weeds, I’ll admit, but it has a bit of an interesting legal twist to it. Back in July, a duck boat sank on Table Rock Lake in Missouri, killing seventeen people, including nine members of a single family. It was a tragedy that made national headlines, but now the matter is making its way through the courts and an obscure law from the 1800s may put the captain of the boat in prison for a very long time. As the Washington Post reported this week, Captain Kenneth Scott McKee is looking at...
  • Mercury Marine unveils new line of diesel engines that improve performance in the mid-range

    08/05/2018 7:08:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Powerboat World ^ | August 2, 2018 | Lee Gordon
    Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, today introduced at the Sydney Boat Show, a new line of 3.0-liter diesel engines for sterndrive, inboard and water-jet applications, available in 150hp, 230hp and 270hp. Engineered, developed and tested over the past three years, these new engines will lead their class in several key attributes: acceleration; reliability; ease of installation and maintenance; and mitigation of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). (In Europe, the 150hp engine node and ratings were specifically designed for Venice taxis and will be available at a later date.) "We are excited to offer our customers...
  • Drug Cartels Deploy New Stealthy Boats To America’s Pacific Shore

    01/29/2018 6:38:09 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 29, 2018 | John Konrad
    Since the tragic death of U. S. Coast Guard Boatswain’s Mate Chief Petty Officer Terrell five years ago the efforts of cartels to smuggle drugs with the use of small high-speed panga boats has only intensified… and now the cartels have a new weapon they are using to invade America’s Pacific Coast.
  • Women rescued by Navy insist they’re telling the truth

    11/01/2017 4:22:06 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 65 replies
    AP ^ | October 31, 2017 | By Associated Press
    Coast Guard officials told the Associated Press on Monday that the two women had an emergency beacon but never turned it on because they did not fear for their lives. If they had, rescue would have been headed their way in a matter of minutes. The women said Tuesday they did not use the beacon because they never felt they were in immediate danger, yet they have been quoted as saying they did not think they would survive another day, and that they were fearful during a dramatic tiger shark attack that lasted six hours. Furthermore, the pair said they...
  • First responders put out call for citizens with boats

    08/27/2017 12:23:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    galvnews.com ^ | Aug 27, 2017 | KEVIN M. COX/The Daily News
    Galveston County and several cities are requesting assistance from experienced boaters willing to help with the large number of high water rescues waiting to be made across the area. Please contact these departments directly if you can help: Galveston County Sheriff's Office: League City Police Department: Dickinson Police Department: Santa Fe Police Department:
  • Britain’s richest woman worth £11,500,000,000 poses on her luxury superyacht

    08/03/2017 8:43:32 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 79 replies
    Metro U.K. ^ | 8/3/2017 | Nicole Morley
    Her wealth eclipses J.K. Rowling and the Queen’s combined, but you might not have heard of Britain’s richest woman. An astounding fortune of £11.5 billion makes 46-year-old Kirsty Bertarelli the wealthiest woman in the UK. And she has the superyacht to prove it. The vessel costs £250,000 just to refuel and was commissioned for the former beauty queen by her billionaire husband Ernesto, 51. The couple, who have three children, enjoy an extremely luxurious lifestyle and spend months on their £100 million superyacht, a 314ft-long Vava II. The couple were spotted relaxing on the top deck of their yacht taking...
  • Attwood Marine adding 80 jobs, investing $2M in Michigan facility

    05/05/2017 10:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Flint Journal ^ | May 3, 2017 | Jim Harger
    LOWELL, MI - Attwood Marine, a division of Mercury Marine that makes boating parts and accessories, announced it will invest in a $2 million expansion that will add 80 jobs. "We are delighted to expand at our Lowell location," said Jim Fox, president, Attwood Marine in a news release on Wednesday, May 3. "This location is well-suited to accommodate our accelerated growth plans." Located along the banks of the Flat River, Attwood started in 1893 in Grand Rapids as a parts maker for carriages and hearses and added marine parts in 1905. In 1964, the company became a subsidiary of...
  • Boat Building Company Adding 370 Jobs in South Carolina

    04/24/2017 12:10:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A company that makes fishing boats plans to expand its operations in South Carolina and hire another 370 employees. The state commerce department said in a news release Thursday that Scout Boats plans to spend nearly $11 million on the expansion of its operations in Summerville. The company plans to add several new models to its product line. Scout Boats makes a variety of coastal fishing boats ranging from 17 feet to 53 feet in length....