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Old     (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       08-10-2009, 3:19 PM Reply   
I think this is like the 3rd year reading about this, in one day driving from Portland to grants pass or I seen 3 boats going down I-5 with wakeboards flopping in there racks, I seen one fly out some years back, just canít believe that I havenít heard of anything since thenÖ
I was driving next to this guy at 70, watching his board flippity flop in the wind

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Old     (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-10-2009, 3:44 PM Reply   
Yep see it all the time. They were doing about 75-80 mph the whole time. I was waiting to pick up a new board.


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Old     (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-10-2009, 4:22 PM Reply   
That Malibus funny. The guy looks like he went to the trouble of removing the spotter mirror but not the boards. How long does it take to pull some boards off?
Old     (king_of_wake123)      Join Date: Aug 2009       08-10-2009, 5:28 PM Reply   
how stuped can u be??
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-10-2009, 5:35 PM Reply   
It's nice to know where all the idiots are.
Old     (266crownlinebr)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-10-2009, 6:10 PM Reply   
I just sold a sky ski to a guy that said it flew out of his boat while going down the highway. I am going to say that a wakeboard on a rack would be even easier to loose. I have often wondered if you could spin a rotating board rack to the inside of the boat if that would hold. My boat is so wide and tall that I have to remove the racks to drive down the road or I will clip trees. Luckily I bought the quick disconnect racks.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-10-2009, 6:29 PM Reply   
how stuped can u be??
Old     (saceone)      Join Date: Jan 2009       08-10-2009, 6:30 PM Reply   
that can't be good for spiderweb cracks in the gel coat!!!
Old     (adam)      Join Date: Feb 2009       08-10-2009, 6:50 PM Reply   
Hmmm.. i guess im stupid, but I tow with my boards in the rack... I've watched them closely and never seen them "flop" in the wind.. ??? I guess ill stop if its such a big deal..
Old     (mattjj23)      Join Date: May 2008       08-10-2009, 6:57 PM Reply   
Really, who cares? This comes up at least once a month.
Old     (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       08-10-2009, 7:00 PM Reply   
before we had a boat, or wakeboarded. i used to think it was so cool seeing boards in racks, after i started riding, i realized it was stupid and laugh when the blow by you on the freeway
Old     (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       08-10-2009, 7:31 PM Reply   
I would never tow with wakeboards in the racks.
Old     (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-10-2009, 7:34 PM Reply   
Why would you do 80 towing????
Old     (jpuckett)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-10-2009, 7:53 PM Reply   
I tow with our boards in the racks from the marina to the storage building. It's about a mile and I don't go faster that I would run on the lake. That is somewhere between 30 and 35. But past that I'm afraid of one flying off and hitting someone. I would hate to be towing the boat that it flew off of and went threw a windshield and hurt someone. Just my .02.
Old     (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       08-10-2009, 8:00 PM Reply   
I think if my racks will hold a board in going 26 mph through the double up, it will keep my board in while doing 40 down the highway. I do swivel my racks to the inside of the boat.
Old     (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       08-10-2009, 8:02 PM Reply   
think if my racks will hold a board in going 26 mph through the double up, it will keep my board in while doing 40 down the highway. I do swivel my racks to the inside of the boat.

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i dont doubt it, i think its pretty bad when you see people doing 70 mph+. we have done 35 in 2 foot swells out on the lake with our racks full, no problems
Old     (malibuboats4)      Join Date: Sep 2008       08-10-2009, 8:15 PM Reply   
INTERCEPTOR!
Old     (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-10-2009, 8:18 PM Reply   
i tow my boat really far and fast with boards in the racks, no transom tie downs, no lights connected, no safety cables connected and loaded with lead

you just gotta live on the edge sometimes, lol!!!!
Old     (extremeisaac)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-10-2009, 8:37 PM Reply   
Ive been with Bryan when he tows but he forgot to mention that he rolls the entire 7 man crew with him... half sit in the truck and the other half sit in the boat while all this is going on!!
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-10-2009, 8:56 PM Reply   
Rich, the mirror is on the windsheild on the Malibu.

I usually chuck my boards in the boat until we get to the launch, but then it's only a 5 min tow at 30 mph max.

Seems like a stupid idea to tow with anything in the racks or the boat if it's uncovered at higher speeds.
Old     (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-10-2009, 10:25 PM Reply   
We do it at speeds under about 20 mph from the ramp to the house, which is about 3 blocks. SkySkis, boards & the bimini up. When I pull to the gas station & get up to about 35 mph, I pull the foils & boards down. No sense in giving Johnny Law a chance to hassle me.

Funny story.... we're at Shasta, on a houseboat. Decide to meet some friends at a bar by the Shasta RV Resort. So we get cleaned up, pile into the LSV & go to a dock that appears to be close to the Resort. We tie the boat up & walk to the shore. Only to find the gangway is gone. No way to get from the dock to the shore, which is like 20' or 25'. And we're all cleaned up & dry, no chance we're jumping across. So we pile back into the LSV & head over to the ramp. Dave goes to get the truck, stabs it down the ramp, we drive on the trailer & Dave hooks up, jumps in the truck & takes off...... all the way to the bar. We realize WTH he's up to & just laugh & break out the jello shots. Figure if we're going to get busted, we'll go in with a buzz. A few blocks later, we stop at the bar & go in & have dinner. The looks on peoples faces in the parking lot as 11 or 12 of us pile out of the boat is priceless.
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-11-2009, 7:47 AM Reply   
I tow with my boards in the racks, but I swivel the racks in the boat just incase. Plus I don't get to speeds over 40mph.
Old     (calexan)      Join Date: Dec 2008       08-11-2009, 8:01 AM Reply   
Jos,
I think hes talking about the Black Malibu..... which clearly has a Sampson Mirror with the mirror removed leaving the arm hanging off the tower....
Old     (gregg_rossi)      Join Date: Feb 2009       08-11-2009, 8:58 AM Reply   
Bill that dock at lakeshore has been gone for years. Too bad really. But the lakeshore Inn and RV is a great bar! They have live music Friday and Saturday, and let me tell you it is a show!!!!

Nect time just go into the cove right there and tie up to the campground dock and walk across the bridge.

(Message edited by gregg_rossi on August 11, 2009)
Old     (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-11-2009, 9:59 AM Reply   
Thats funny you know right where I'm talking about Gregg.
We're heading back to Shasta on Friday. Staying at the Resort campground till Tuesday. Probably be at the bar Saturday night! If your in the area, stop by for a beer &/or a ride!
Old     (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       08-11-2009, 10:09 AM Reply   
A buddy of mine always tows with boards in the racks, but it's half a mile to the ramp from his house at a top speed of 40, if going down the road....wow
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-11-2009, 10:15 AM Reply   
I do it to the launch but its 3 miles and no faster than 30-35. On trips hell no!
Old     (mc_x15)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-11-2009, 10:49 AM Reply   
"how stuped can u be??"

pretty stupid I guess.
Old     (big_poppa_pump)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-11-2009, 11:38 AM Reply   
There is a call in segment on Ellis for this. Dude is it ????
Old     (justsan)      Join Date: May 2009       08-11-2009, 12:35 PM Reply   
On the freeway/open road = douche bag move, IMO.

ok...had to add 1 more thing -why not throw out the bumpers too!?

(Message edited by justsan on August 11, 2009)
Old     (ricabernathy)      Join Date: Jun 2009       08-11-2009, 12:58 PM Reply   
I leave them in when I go to my local lake but I never get over 50 going there..
Old     (extremeisaac)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-11-2009, 1:00 PM Reply   
I leave them in from the storage to the gas station.. 2 miles and 40mph
Old     (smitty1258)      Join Date: Jun 2009       08-11-2009, 2:13 PM Reply   
Ellis rocks!

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