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At about 10 PM the fireworks show began as usual. About 15 minutes into the show, the other guys' boat blew up! There were 5 guys on the pontoon when all hell broke loose. They all jumped in the lake in time.
The blast was so intense it dented the bottom on both pontoons and split a seam open in one.

This morning: You can see one side dent in the photo. confusion



After assuring no one was hurt I continued the show. Ran double time to keep the show going. Ran about 25 minutes in spite of the other guys dropping out. My boat still floats but it was trashed.





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Close call - glad no one was hurt. It could have been much worse.


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You boys are CRAZY!. Talk about "Smoke On The Water"
 
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Originally posted by Kevin:
You boys are CRAZY!. Talk about "Smoke On The Water"

just goes to show ya...
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Glad nobody got hurt




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It was awesome, indeed. I was closer than those on shore, got a REAL good look. confusion

A very large roaring fireball (like 10 ft in diameter!) covered the back half of the boat. Anyone in there would have been killed for sure. Some of the flaming debris almost made it to me and to shore. Blew 2 foot size holes in the floor...

The crowd on shore went from loud and rowdy to dead silent... (estimated about 2500 or so!)

I immediately saw the guys in the water, was assured all were accounted for and not seriously hurt. (one fellow was branded on the arm, a red stripe from something that almost missed him.) Suddenly I was very happy to have my little shelter booth!

To my knowlege, no fish were harmed. ROTFLMAO


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