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kenteck 09-10-2013 10:56 AM

Who needs tie downs
 
I am not sure how this happen, but it was the first thing that came to my mind... BUMMER!

http://www.kptv.com/story/23393145/b...i-5-southbound

racer808 09-10-2013 12:22 PM

That'll buff out, no biggy

trayson 09-10-2013 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenteck (Post 1844058)
I am not sure how this happen, but it was the first thing that came to my mind... BUMMER!

http://www.kptv.com/story/23393145/b...i-5-southbound

Damn, that is about an hour South of me.

But the boat is listing pretty good for a direct drive, looks like it's set up for a good goofy surf wake. I would suggest deeper, since being that shallow might cause a lot of wash...

psudy 09-10-2013 1:14 PM

Pretty sure straps won't win against a semi.

DealsGapCobra 09-10-2013 1:26 PM

Straps or not, not sure it would have made a difference. It hurts to see the boat like that, but the bottom line is no one was hurt.

Edit - Oops, spoke too soon, looks like the truck driver was hurt. :( Never mind the boat, I hope he heals quickly.

Iceberg 09-10-2013 4:59 PM

The boat trailer started to weave and jack-knife on deceleration. I can't really say what the ultimate cause was, but this sounds a lot like the trailer brakes were not working correctly. A larger boat and trailer need working brakes or it is an accident waiting to happen. Please people, make sure your trailer has brakes and that they work!

brianinpdx 09-10-2013 10:50 PM

wow thats about a mile from our offices..... Musta missed that one...

Paxdad 09-11-2013 3:46 AM

No worries that is a Nautique. It will be back in the water in no time!

srock 09-12-2013 7:51 AM

Straps may not help all situations but you never know when they will plus you have an obligation to others on the road. After following my boat being trailered and watching it move over a road with some not so visible wallows I always tie the transom down. I also had a boat come off the ball over railroad tracks, you just never know and it only takes a second.

scotthons 09-13-2013 2:09 PM

This same thing happened to my parents about two months ago. They got in a wreck and left their boat in the middle of the freeway while passing thru Bakersfield. Thankfully no one else was injured. My mom broke her pelvis and pops fractured some ribs, but they are healing up.

rallyart 09-15-2013 10:01 PM

:DThe truck driver could have been hurt worse if he had tried teak surfing being an I/O.


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