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    Unhappy Airboats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Any loss of life is tragic and something else is tragic is that the patientís family is suing Yankee airboats for wrongful death and Yankee is closed till it is over if they lose it will not reopen they should not be suing Yankee there was nothing wrong with the boat I think they make the best airboats they can be repaired no matter what un like the fiberglass ones they get week from the vibration and the Canadian ones stern are to high and they block the draft and you lose performance and the draft gets pushed back to the front along the bottom its to bad they are great guys I sent them my support and hopefully enough guys will so they will reopen if you want to send them an e-mail with your support there e-mail is yankeeairboats@hotmail


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    I believe that the family is suing the company on the grounds that it sold the boat, knowing that it may not be suited for the application, and/or did not provide sufficent training. The entire incident is a tradgedy, however it should have never happened.

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    Does anyone else have NO CLUE what this is about?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    I think they are refering to an FD in New Hampshire secured a patient to the air boat. Unfortuantely, the boat sank and killed the person.

    Article here:

    http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pb...67/1003/NEWS02
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    That was the longest sentence I have ever seen.

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    Lot of factors in this tragedy.See also a related thread in Apparatus innovation. I know the owner of Yankee personally,mistakes were made in this incident beyond ANYTHING he could have reasonably anticipated.We have the big Yankee which has responded to many incidents in our area with several saves which would not probably had a positive outcome without it.Yankee builds a quality product,one which we are very familiar with.We have a multi-jurisdictional Dive team and when the team goes,the boat goes.Used correctly by trained personnel,it's a swift and sure rescue platform.NO operator is allowed to operate the boat "solo" unless they reach a certain number of training hours,most of the primary operators have over 100 hrs boat time per year. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFDMAXX View Post
    That was the longest sentence I have ever seen.
    Ditto

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