By Savannah Smith  |  09-16-2018   News
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The North Carolina man who dared ride out Hurricane Florence aboard his boat said it was safe enough it proved to be “boring” as he found himself napping throughout the storm.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Man who successfully rode out Florence on his boat says he napped a lot: &#39;This wasn&#39;t a bad storm,&#39; Masten Cloer mused of Florence, which came ashore as a hurricane on Friday near Wilmington, North Carolina, located roughly… <a href="https://t.co/UQZ5Hv7iZP">https://t.co/UQZ5Hv7iZP</a> (via <a href="https://t.co/pdjwMdY5zw">https://t.co/pdjwMdY5zw</a>) <a href="https://t.co/YG0XRyYLYN">pic.twitter.com/YG0XRyYLYN</a></p>&mdash; Kenneth M. Cummings (@_KCummings_) <a href="https://twitter.com/_KCummings_/status/1041055486114557952?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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57-year-old Masten Cloer of Hudson stayed inside his cabin cruiser named “Later” during the storm.

Cloer said nothing untoward happened to him while Florence rampaged. He claimed it was too safe, that it got a little boring. Cloer said he watched movies and television a lot until he lost power, and when things got uninteresting at that point, he decided just to nap away the storm.

Laughing, Cloer said: “I caught up on my napping a lot.”

Cloer’s boat is more than 40 feet long and was docked at Lightkeepers Village Marina in South Carolina, close to the North Carolina border.

He said there may have been some trepidation before the storm, but he said both him and his boat were never put in harm’s way. The worst that it got was the fierce winds which at their peak, Cloer described as sounding like “a freight train.”

At one point, Cloer went to the Marina’s clubhouse to watch the storm.

To his own estimate, Cloer said of Florence: “It wasn’t a bad storm.”

What he found safe, however, proved to be devastating to many as Florence claimed multiple lives, caused massive flooding and shut down power to nearly 900,000 in the Carolinas alone.

As for Cloer, it was an experience he said he wouldn’t mind doing again. The attention he got for riding out the storm onboard Laser doesn’t hurt either. He said unabashedly: “If that’s my 15 minutes of fame, I got it.”

Social media users expressed their skepticism on Cloer’s plan before Florence came, with some even mocking him over his decision to ride out the storm aboard his boat.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Please show the aftermath! This would be hilarious</p>&mdash; AWR (@andrewroaden) <a href="https://twitter.com/andrewroaden/status/1040052211798220801?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="sv" dir="ltr">Idiots !</p>&mdash; Andre Cabana (@CabanaAndre) <a href="https://twitter.com/CabanaAndre/status/1040050997693960192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Well, the boat is appropriately named. I wish the best for this man, but experienced boater or not, this is a potentially life threatening move. 😢</p>&mdash; Amy Poremba (@AmyAporemba1) <a href="https://twitter.com/AmyAporemba1/status/1040272032427114496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Is he really that stupid??!</p>&mdash; Beth Weissman (@beth_weissman) <a href="https://twitter.com/beth_weissman/status/1040078207200972801?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Not a good idea!</p>&mdash; Jim Woodward (@chessmaster1963) <a href="https://twitter.com/chessmaster1963/status/1040084669566529536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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It turns out Cloer has the last laugh over his initial “bashers.”

Cloer is set to leave town on Tuesday. Should it still be raining by that time, he wouldn’t be keen on working yet. Under such scenario, then he’d rather catch up some more on his movie-watching.

Source:

https://www.11alive.com/article/news/nation-world/man-successfully-rides-out-florence-on-his-boat-says-he-napped-a-lot/507-594851769

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Anonymous No. 37202 1537095044

Randy lives to eat another cheeseburger

ricky No. 37203 1537095144

Randy and his fucking cheeseburger boat

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