You don't need tie down straps.

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You don't need tie down straps.

Post by Jimbob » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:38 am

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Post by Roberta » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:45 am

That will ruin your day!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:58 am

Those are some damn good brakes!

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Post by mrintense » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:17 am

Yikes. They must have been really moving to get that kind of a launch!
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Post by captmikepg1959 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:43 pm

That guy had an "OHHH CRAP!!! kinda day when that happened!

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Re: You don't need tie down straps.

Post by Jimbob » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:35 pm

Hope the prop is ok. :lol:
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Re: You don't need tie down straps.

Post by JimmY » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:21 am

At least the trailer can be used again! :lol:
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Re: You don't need tie down straps.

Post by Jimbob » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:27 am

You know there is a lot to be said for deep v hulls. Notice how nicely it stayed on the roof of the truck without falling off.
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Re: You don't need tie down straps.

Post by rleete » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:13 am

That happened in Ontario, NY, very near me. One of my coworkers witnessed the accident on his way home from work. It was all over the news at the time. The road, which is quite busy, was closed for several hours. Happened in the early evening on a Saturday.

The pickup in the picture was cut off by another vehicle, who then proceeded to panic stop at a yellow light that had just turned.
The road is 55 MPH speed limit, so the yellow lights are quite long. The boat driver obviously wasn't expecting to stop.

Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the truck was totaled, and the boat did suffer minor damage. Amazing how strong that hull is.
The other vehicle was damaged quite badly as well. Not sure if it was totaled, but I assume so from seeing the pics on the news.

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Re: You don't need tie down straps.

Post by Milhouse » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:49 pm

Wow, Glad I added some tie downs to my trailer!
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Re: You don't need tie down straps.

Post by captmikepg1959 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:40 am

For the company that made that boat, they could use this as a advertisement about how well they design and build their boats.

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