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Old 04-20-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Dear Mr. David Henneberry,

A grateful nation would like to thank you for the temporary use of your boat. Sorry about the holes. We'll get back to you on that.

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On a personal note, I bet somebody offers to replace that boat. I certainly hope so, it was 44 feet long!
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I hope so too.
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From the photos, it was not 44'...maybe 24' to 30' long.

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From the photos, it was not 44'...maybe 24' to 30' long.

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Oh,well I heard it on CNN/MSNBC so you expect things to be blown out of proportion.
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Well, the boat appears to be about four times as long overall as Tsarnaev's recumbent (possibly prone) figure, so if he's 11 feet tall it could be a 44 foot boat. In that case the trailer is about 16 feet wide at the fenders.

In the pictures taken at the bombing site, Tsarnaev is shorter than his brother, so I guess the brother is (was) about 12 feet tall.

Big guys, those Chechens.

Dang, I should have been a detective.
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One word about photos.. They do not properly show prospective so you really can not tell without stero photographs or shots from multiple angles taken under identical conditions.

Witness a Bank card commercial where the dog is as big as a horse.. If you look closly you find the dog is much closer to the camera.
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Oh,well I heard it on CNN/MSNBC so you expect things to be blown out of proportion.
Wasn't NBC's Pete Williams given an award for the most accurate reporting?
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Wonder what it cost to shrink wrap a 44'?
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One word about photos.. They do not properly show [perspective] so you really can not tell without [stereo] photographs or shots from multiple angles taken under identical conditions.

Witness a Bank card commercial where the dog is as big as a horse.. If you look closly you find the dog is much closer to the camera.
That's true generally, but when the included angle is small, as for example a photo of a 44 foot object taken from 500 feet or more, the proportions are quite accurate between objects that are parallel to each other, for example the total length of a boat and the total length of a person lying fore-and-aft inside it. In this case the long axis of the boat and the long axis of the person inside it were not only parallel but actually coincident, so the proportions would be accurate no matter the angle or distance from the camera.
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They showed a picture last night of it being towed off from above that's a pretty big boat twin axle trailer and all if your going to hide do it in style hard to hide in a kayak.
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