Monday, August 27, 2012

Lake Murray Sunset

Lake Murray sunset taken August 23rd at South end of Dreher Shoals Dam on Lake Murray.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Boating Safety: Propeller Dangers

A whirling cutting machine, spinning at 3200 rpm, able to inflict 160 impacts in a second.
Sound like the diabolical weapon of a movie villain? Think again – it's the three-blade
propeller on your boat.

Children and other passengers love to dangle their legs over the side as a boat speeds through the water. They think it's fun and exciting. Maybe so, but it's also illegal, and extremely dangerous.

Passengers riding with legs over the side can easily slip, fall in the water, and be struck by a moving propeller. This is particularly true in a pontoon-type boat, where the pontoons "funnel" a passenger who slips off the front of the deck directly into the propeller blades.

For these reasons "bowriding" as well as riding on a seatback, gunwale (side), transom (rear), or swim platform while the boat is moving at greater that 5 miles per hour may be considered negligent operation and, in some cases, grossly negligent operation. A propeller can continue to spin after an engine is put into neutral, or even for some time after it is turned off, posing a hazard for swimmers, skiers, and tubers.

I saw an Internet article published today about a girl being cut by a propeller after falling from a boat on a Georgia lake.  This has happened at Lake Murray too - even resulting in death.  Link to article  

Please be careful of propellers while driving a boat or in the water around boats!

Don't Wreck Your Summer Video from U.S. Coast Guard

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wakeboard on Lake Murray

Wakeboard or Surf or AirChair on Lake Murray!
Get on the water or above the water... Summer Fun!



Barbara - Even old fashioned water skiing


 Pictures by Mel Coker
Lake Murray Realtor
RE/MAX Metro Associates

Friday, August 10, 2012

Time Lapse Photography at Lake Murray

Check out my first TIME LAPSE photography at Lake Murray below.  This was filmed using my new Brinno camera on August 8th.  It was filmed over 7 hours and compressed (time lapse) into just over 1 minute. 
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An Afternoon on Lake Murray in Time Lapse (Enhanced) from Mel Coker on Vimeo.

Buy the cool time lapse Brinno camera here:

Brinno TLC200 Time Lapse and Stop Motion HD Video Camera - Blue

Mel Coker

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lake Murray 360 Panorama

This is really COOL!
My first 360 Panorama taken at our Lake Murray home near Chapin, South Carolina.
(be sure to "drag" the picture right or left to see the entire 360 degree panorama)

CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW - this is so cool!

 More 360 Panorama pictures coming soon.

Mel Coker
Lake Murray Realtor

Lake Murray Information

I've created a new printable Lake Murray Facts sheet in PDF format:

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