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Old 08-17-2019, 10:19 AM   #1
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Arrow More Ducks Bite the Dust--or something

The duck boat company that has cruised Pittsburgh for many years, (clean record by the way) is out of business. They say that since the Branson tragedy, they cannot get insurance--too risky. Might that be what will haunt the Branson boats when, and if, they give it a go in the future??
At any rate, the article explains how you can buy your very own Duck.

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019...ion-boats-off/
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:59 AM   #2
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The duck boat company that has cruised Pittsburgh for many years, (clean record by the way) is out of business. They say that since the Branson tragedy, they cannot get insurance--too risky. Might that be what will haunt the Branson boats when, and if, they give it a go in the future??
At any rate, the article explains how you can buy your very own Duck.

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019...ion-boats-off/
Make a heck of a mobile duck blind.....if it dont sink.....then again......the actual duck may have the last quack.

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Old 08-17-2019, 12:20 PM   #3
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Such a waste....WHY, instead of going out of business...have these, and the other, “Duck” rides NOT taken the relatively simple, inexpensive, safety precautions that the NTSB recommended TWENTY YEARS AGO, after the tragic sinking at Hot Springs, AR???
1. EASILY REMOVABLE CANOPYS, to allow passengers to escape unencombered:
2. MORE BOUYANCY added, to allow the DUCK vessel to remain completely afloat if filled with water and passengers...
3. LIFE JACKETS TO BE REQUIRED on all passengers, during the water part of the ride.
All of these 3 can be done efficiently, and effectilvely, without laying out MEGA amounts of money for the retrofitting. Versus having your business go OUT of business, it only makes sense! Think about it...20 years ago...and none have done this yet??? No wonder the insurance carriers are saying, thanks, but NO thanks.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:50 PM   #4
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Such a waste....WHY, instead of going out of business...have these, and the other, “Duck” rides NOT taken the relatively simple, inexpensive, safety precautions that the NTSB recommended TWENTY YEARS AGO, after the tragic sinking at Hot Springs, AR???
1. EASILY REMOVABLE CANOPYS, to allow passengers to escape unencombered:
2. MORE BOUYANCY added, to allow the DUCK vessel to remain completely afloat if filled with water and passengers...
3. LIFE JACKETS TO BE REQUIRED on all passengers, during the water part of the ride.
All of these 3 can be done efficiently, and effectilvely, without laying out MEGA amounts of money for the retrofitting. Versus having your business go OUT of business, it only makes sense! Think about it...20 years ago...and none have done this yet??? No wonder the insurance carriers are saying, thanks, but NO thanks.
Agreed....Paying out multimillion dollar settlements, no wonder the insurance co. are heading for the hills. Now the duck boat concept has been branded unsafe by public perception, I am not sure, no matter what they do, some people are not going to get on board. Hind site is great as usual.
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:49 AM   #5
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quite an auction, lots of parts and pieces.. they are offering the business as a complete purchase also..

eveything set at a minimum bid of 5 buck. except business it starts at 100,000
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