According to FTW, an Australian fisherman made a fool of himself when he pumped a whopping $536 worth of fuel into his boat. Only problem is that he didn’t pump the gas into the gas tank, he pumped it into the rod holder.
Needless to say, gas was pouring out of the back of his boat and they’re seen hosing off the concrete from the gas station.
I’m not sure how it took him 23 liters to figure it out, but he paid a pretty penny for his lack of awareness.
That being said, a number of commenters had confessed they have committed similar blunders:
“I put 125L in rod holder few weeks back I’ll never get high before boating again.”
“My partner did it years ago with his Kevlacat, but realized after about 50c not $500.”
“Happened to a mate. He only put about $40 in it down the rod holder into the bilge. He turned the bilge pump on on it caught fire at the bouser. Burnt the rear of the boat before they put it out.”
“Your not the first and won’t be the last. I feel sorry for your wallet.”
“More common than you may think, working in the boating game I can tell you it happens way too often.”
“Not even gonna lie I did that same thing once.”
Stay safe out on the water, people… sounds like there might be quite a few morons out there.
Although, if you want morons, just watch a boat ramp for a few hours… the comedy is unmatched.
You gotta have your head on swivel when you’re working the news camera… you never know what you might see.
Local news reporter Jakob Emerson from WRSP Fox Illinois was doing a segment near Lake Springfield when he takes a peak behind him and notices something a bit peculiar…
A 4×4 SINKING in the lake behind him.
And when I say sinking, I mean the truck is almost completely submerged in the water.
It was an obvious boat launch fail, which unfortunately for the truck owners, is never NOT hysterical to me. It’s the epitome of a really simple, stupid mistake that comes with a BIG price tag. Just imagine the helplessness… watching your truck slowly sink into the water.
Especially if it was one of his buddies who forgot to put on the parking brake or something.
And you just know whatever news story he was working is nowhere near is funny or compelling as watching a guy’s boat sink to the bottom of the lake.