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The Man Who Saved His Porsche from a Flood on an Inflatable Raft



Bill Musselman lives in Kentucky on the Ohio River. When it recently flooded, he certainly wasn't going to let take away his prized 1992 Porsche American Roadster. So he and a friend lashed together three bladders designed to carry 7,500 pounds. It worked!

Built by AirDock, Smokey and Bill used 3 bladders that make up a system for supporting a boat up to 27-feet in length and 7500 lbs in weight. With the turbo bodied cabriolet weighing in at less than half that amount, the bladders worked perfectly. “Two of the three bladders were in the back where the engine weight is. It was very well balanced. It was surprising.” Each bladder has ropes that tie/lash them together and then there is a separate pump going to each section


Link via Jalopnik | Photo: Porsche Purist

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I love the way the quoted piece starts with a basic grammatical error which should have any self-respecting sub-editor tearing out any remaining hair: "Built by AirDock, Smokey and Bill used 3 bladders...". Implying, of course, that Smokey and Bill, rather than the bladders, were built by AirDock. Super!
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@ emmakate

I should feel sorry if some idiot happens to lose his Porsche?

You serious?

(And yes: if you have to mortgage your house, wife and children to get a Porsche; you're an idiot. And if you are so rich that a Porsche means nothing to you: EXCUSE ME for not feeling sorry for you if you lose it. As I said: I would be more impressed if he would have build a raft to save a family, now THAT'S a story.)
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He's a douchebag because he saved something he cared about and most likely put many, many hours in? Good for him for being clever enough to save it, would you like to see thousands of dollars washed away?
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