Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
Who is he? Where is he going? Where has he been? David Barrett / Quinthar
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My patience pays off and I find a nice seat in the very front, next to the driver. He's a young, well-groomed guy with an intense, focused demeanor. The controls of the boat seem surprisingly minimal, implying a great deal of skill on the part of the pilot. When it comes time to dock (which happens quite often), he again overshoots the landing point, yanks back on the combined throttle/gear selector, and slams the boat into the dock. He carefully balances the waves and angle and force of the engine against the floating surface just long enough for the last passenger to make the transition between sea and land, and then slams the throttle forward and off we go.

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