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Old     (orlandowake)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-01-2008, 3:03 PM Reply   
Personally our New Year's was wonderful. We wanted to make sure that our customers, friends, and family all had a great time, so we invited them over to have some dinner, hang out, and shoot off fireworks. Luckily we didn't burn down the camp or destroy anything in general, so we had a successful night.

Unfortunately this can't be said for everyone on our lake. At one point while we were firing off some mortars, we noticed that there was a boat out on the water just idling around the lake. I thought to myself that they probably have a cool view of all the fireworks going off around the lake, but that's as much as I thought about it. So this morning we woke up, went out on the water to do some lessons and this is what we found.


From what we've heard, nobody was hurt in this accident.
Old     (clearlakescott)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-01-2008, 3:21 PM Reply   
That jet dock is very camouflage
Old     (bwood)      Join Date: Jul 2003       01-01-2008, 3:26 PM Reply   
How fast do you think the guy was going?
Old     (dukeno1)      Join Date: May 2006       01-01-2008, 3:27 PM Reply   
Wow....tough to look at but at least it appears that the boat ran aground on a soft grassy area. Could have been a lot worse...glad no one was hurt.
Old     (clearlakescott)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-01-2008, 3:33 PM Reply   
Ah the good times supplied by beer and boating! Hey pale this buds for you
Old     (kylielogan)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-01-2008, 3:48 PM Reply   
awww ... glad everyone was okay, except for maybe some injured pride! p.s. must be a day to do dumb sh*t. i was leaving target today (after getting to bed early with NO alcohol b/c the power went out last night) and realized i'd locked my keys in the jeep ... with the jeep still running! thank goodness for soft tops, cuz i just unzipped the rear window and climbed right in. glad nobody else thought of that before i did!

(Message edited by kylielogan on January 01, 2008)
Old     (committed)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-02-2008, 8:56 AM Reply   
Powerturning gone bad.....
Old     (board2death)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-02-2008, 9:25 AM Reply   
the girls didnt want to get thier feet wet-
another case of trying to please the GF
Old    mendo247            01-02-2008, 10:17 AM Reply   
Could you imagine waking up in the morning and finding that in your yard!

Great pics! Thanks for sharing..
Old     (crack)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-02-2008, 10:56 AM Reply   
Ohhh....I thought Santa couldn't fit my new boat down the chimney so he left it in the yard.
Old     (2manytoys)      Join Date: May 2007       01-02-2008, 11:01 AM Reply   
Any update on what really happened...
Old     (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-02-2008, 1:08 PM Reply   
A new dimension to the sport....boat sliders.
Old     (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-02-2008, 1:21 PM Reply   
You must live in a good neighborhood because the boards are still in the racks.
Old     (rockledge)      Join Date: Sep 2005       01-02-2008, 1:24 PM Reply   
If a boat ends up in your front yard and no one is around to claim it, can you claim eminent domain?
Old     (marvin)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-02-2008, 3:28 PM Reply   
Bet there was MUSHMELLONS involved!!!!!! What's up man? When you gonna come up here and hang out?
Old     (2manytoys)      Join Date: May 2007       01-02-2008, 5:15 PM Reply   
Yeah no doubt... I would claim eminent domain... run out that morning and post a sign that says " Any unattended boats will be the property owners after one hour..
Old     (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-02-2008, 6:11 PM Reply   
Ha ha, that must really suck! I can't wait to hear the whole story!
Kylie - same Jeep I saw in Breck? What you up too these days? Getting some snowboarding in? Hope to be out there in a month or so.
Old     (ktmwakeboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-04-2008, 9:17 PM Reply   
I'm also suprised there is still a board in the rack. Chill neighbors I guess haha
Old     (26lacefield)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-05-2008, 11:29 AM Reply   
a couple years back i put my boat up on the shore( long story, 3 foot deep private lake and a narrow turn) but i hit the shore about 15 or so and only got half the boat out of the water. i'm guessing that that person was doing around 25 or 28 to get it around 8 feet out of the water like it looks.
Old     (squanta)      Join Date: Dec 2007       01-05-2008, 12:51 PM Reply   
that must suck, haha. any update on the whole story yet?
Old     (orlandowake)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-06-2008, 6:56 AM Reply   
Sea Tow came out and removed the boat from the yard, which was interesting to see. It took them the entire day to get the boat back into the water. They hooked up a rope to the bow of the X-30 and used an I/O to swing the boat around so that it was pointing towards the lake. We watched the boat rotate on the drive shaft, prop, and rudder so I think it is safe to say that the boat is going to be in the shop for a while. After they spun the boat around, they spent the rest of the day moving the boat inch by inch back into the water. It was pretty impressive seeing the whole process.

If I find out anything else I'll let you know.
Old     (2manytoys)      Join Date: May 2007       01-06-2008, 8:01 AM Reply   
So now we know two things... the owner might have been an idiot for driving it up in the yard... but now we know he was an idiot for letting them spin it on the dirt and pull it back into the water... He should have hired a crane for probably the same money and had it lifted up.. check everything underneath,,, and then set back in the water to tow..
Old     (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       01-06-2008, 8:45 AM Reply   
why dont just lifted put it on a triler and go to a shop by road ? less money less time and ahhhh anyway i dont like the color scheme so its ok !
Old     (hyperliteguy_04)      Join Date: Jun 2007       01-06-2008, 6:36 PM Reply   
nice boat though
Old     (hyperboarder05)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-06-2008, 6:45 PM Reply   
o man that would pretty much make me sick if i found that!!!!
Old     (njskier)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-06-2008, 6:48 PM Reply   
Sounds like Sea-tow did more damage to the boat than was necessary. Should have hired two wreckers to sling-it onto a trailer, less damage.

At least the shoreline isn't rocky like ours is.
Old     (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-07-2008, 6:11 AM Reply   
Sea Tow sucks period. Unless you are a "member" they are nothing more than a roving band of legal pirates that will screw anyone in trouble. Their prices for what they do are fricken ridiculous. He was better off hiring a crane for less money - or about 10 creative local red necks and paying them with beer.
Old     (sippi)      Join Date: Dec 2007       01-07-2008, 7:23 AM Reply   
don't need two wreckers.. just 1. a heavy duty rotator wrecker. looks like a normal heavy duty wrecker but the boom on the back rotates 360 degrees. They are very common EVERYWHERE. they could have gotten that job done for about 300-400. were they just afraid of getting a little water in the boat by backing down in? it looked like the prop was at least hanging off the ledge there... you'd think they would have just pushed it back down in the water, but i guess if spinning the whole effin thing around on the ground and messing the driveshaft and everything else up took more time, and more time to them...more money.
Old     (sloshake)      Join Date: Mar 2003       01-07-2008, 7:40 AM Reply   
This never would've happened if it were a Malibu
Old     (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-07-2008, 8:05 AM Reply   
^^^^ Is that because they would have discovered it was a sanded down and regelled gel coat? Totally j/k.
Old     (davee22ve)      Join Date: Nov 2007       01-07-2008, 8:29 AM Reply   
I heard malibus are the worst to run aground. I saw a pic where the wedge got ripped off and there was a hole big enough to crawl through.That was rocky ground not soft like this pic.
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       01-07-2008, 9:49 AM Reply   
Don't you think the prop, shaft and rudder were pretty much trashed from the beaching?
Old     (csparks13)      Join Date: Apr 2004       01-07-2008, 10:35 AM Reply   
You mean to tell me this isn't the best way to dock your boat without a pier?
Old     (rockledge)      Join Date: Sep 2005       01-07-2008, 10:51 AM Reply   
Those are some brand new Ronix bindings on that board.
Old     (pwningjr)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-07-2008, 6:48 PM Reply   


You mean to tell me this isn't the best way to dock your boat without a pier?

Its the best way to dock! You get 5000% more pitch on your prop for FREE!


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