Capt Phil on Deadliest Catch

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by 67hat34c, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. 67hat34c

    67hat34c Active Member

    Anyone see the funeral for Capt Phil Harris?
    He was burried in a custom painted HD fuel tank, or at least one half of a tank. Beautiful airbrush of his face and his 2 boys on it. Almost looked photographic it was such a good job.

    He was a life long Harley fan and apparently owned a fleet of various HD's and custom choppers etc.
  2. bikerfishman

    bikerfishman Active Member

    He was a good man and will be missed by all of us.
  3. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

    I saw it and I agree. It was asewsome and he will be missed.
  4. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

    man; you never know how much time you have left. enjoy each day.. never go to bed angry.
  5. robermv32

    robermv32 Active Member

    I was wondering if anyone here would bring up this thread. I've been following that show for a long time and must say that it really has me. I,like most, felt a genuine loss at the death of Capt. Phil. Having never met the man it seemed strange that it would have such an effect but it did. He certainly was a man's man. We should grab life and live it..
  6. ballpeen

    ballpeen Active Member

    WOW,, We dont have cable, but I watch the show when Im working out of town,, I did not know he passed away,,,, Life is so short, you just never know...
  7. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

    I felt exactly the same. I must admit that there was a tear in my eye watching. I pray that his son Jake gets all the help that he needs to get well and kick that terrible drug habit. Phil was truly a old school biker and loved his Harleys for sure. Yes life is quite the unknown as you never know when it will end.
  8. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

    Definitely a low point for the series & I hope the boys keep the Cornelia Marie on the Bering Sea. Really enjoyed Capt Phil's interaction w/crew & sons - the tribute show they aired last week was great. Didn't know he made custom bird houses??? I'm sure he had many talents and now the Capt's sailing the heavens. RIP Phil!!!

    Also, another note on the tribute show, Capt Johnathan from the Time Bandit ended it with an awesome burnout on his HD, but smacked a pole on the rear bag. He didn't seem to mind & I'm sure Phil laughed about it too...;-)
  9. doc_63

    doc_63 Active Member

    One of the fishermen from Dutch Harbor that has been on the show a few times was at the Hells Canyon Rally this year. He had a booth set up with a DVD of Captain Phil. Kind of a tribute DVD I think. I got one but havent watched it yet. I got news of Phils death long before it aired on the show as I'm sure most of you did too. I saw pictures of the tank that holds Phils ashes. It's beautiful.

    I've never missed an episode of "The Deadliest Catch" and Phil Harris willl have a special place in the hearts of many...including me.
  10. Scrappy

    Scrappy Active Member

    I don't watch much TV, but this show has been Dvr'd since season 1. It is strange how some people you know are genuine and Capt. Phil was definitely that. That tank was a great idea. I looked at my wife and said "that is cool". he will be missed by the viewers I can only imagine how much more he'll be missed by the people close to him... RIP