Boat on the dock thread got me thinking:
My closest call was using a tractor to flip a jump that had been upended by a tornado. 100 ft of 3/8 poly rope, looped over a big draw pin. Dad kills engine, tractor jerks, I hear PFFFFTTT go by my ear. Turn to see WTF, big splash halfway down lake. Drawpin had been jerked out, stretched rope fired it at me like a crossbow.
Second closest, towing ramp up river. Fast idle. WHAM! Eye bolt pulls through rotted 2x8, stretchy rope fires eyebolt through the back of the '78 stars and stripes about an inch below rub rail.
Kind of a jump theme here. Dam thing was trying to kill me any way it could.
Third one was working on a 16" stand pipe 6' under water. But that one still makes me sick to thing about, much less type.
What's your closest call?