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Old    Mark (FunkyBunch)      Join Date: Jun 2011       10-04-2013, 9:10 AM Reply   
So here in DFW the lakes have been extremely low most of the year which creates some dangerous places in the lakes.

My service guy is a really good glass guy and services a lot of the boats that run into problems. Here is some of the more recent customers.
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Old    Mark (FunkyBunch)      Join Date: Jun 2011       10-04-2013, 9:15 AM Reply   
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Old    Matt (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       10-04-2013, 9:17 AM Reply   
Are most of these from Lewisville? Which part of the lake? I assume some of these are from Shady Shores.
Old    Mark (FunkyBunch)      Join Date: Jun 2011       10-04-2013, 9:24 AM Reply   
As far as I know they are from all over. There are certainly some from Lewisville. There are some I do not have pictures of as well I remember seeing a brand new G23 like less than 10 hours being worked on. All the running gear had be sheared off from running over a rock pile.
Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-04-2013, 9:36 AM Reply   
If you have ever smelled crushed fiberglass, it is the most sickening smell in the world.
Old    Delta Force (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       10-04-2013, 9:40 AM Reply   
Wow some of these pics make me cringe!
Old    Forrest (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       10-04-2013, 9:46 AM Reply   
this is making me queasy...... UGH....
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-04-2013, 9:50 AM Reply   
Thanks for the pics. It would be Interesting to see how they position the boats to do repairs like this. It must be hard to get fiberglass to lay flat when you are working upside down. Given the correct work space I can't see how any of thoes damaged boats couldn't be returned to as good as new condition. It's amazing what you can fix given the right tools and experience.

Another train of thought. They should think about making break away running gear. The strut support that the prop shaft runs threw could have saved thousands in repairs if it could break away like I have seen some rudders break away. I have seen some rudders that snapped clean off and done Zero fiberglass or structural support. it's like they could side the broken rudder out and slide a new one back in and be back in the water in a few hrs
Old    Mark (FunkyBunch)      Join Date: Jun 2011       10-04-2013, 9:59 AM Reply   
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Thanks for the pics. It would be Interesting to see how they position the boats to do repairs like this. It must be hard to get fiberglass to lay flat when you are working upside down.
Grant they have one of those spinning boat hoist things sorry don't know the name for it.
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       10-04-2013, 10:15 AM Reply   
Ouch..painful to look at!! Amazing what 1 rock or stump can do!!
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       10-04-2013, 10:43 AM Reply   
And on top all the water level at Lewisville being very low - they have announced that they are really going to step the defense against Zebra Mussels.

I can only imagine what this means as far wash down's before getting on the ramp and inspections by park personel
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-04-2013, 10:44 AM Reply   
Pictures from my nightmares!
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       10-04-2013, 1:08 PM Reply   
OOOhhhh This thread is making me sick to my stomach
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       10-04-2013, 1:53 PM Reply   
these photos are far too graphic for WakeWorld! I'm reporting you to Dave! jk. but seriously I know it's October, you're trying to scare me out of the lake water
Old    Mark (FunkyBunch)      Join Date: Jun 2011       10-04-2013, 2:01 PM Reply   
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these photos are far too graphic for WakeWorld! I'm reporting you to Dave! jk. but seriously I know it's October, you're trying to scare me out of the lake water
Nope not trying to scare anybody just thought they were interesting and seemed to be piling up. Except maybe this guy that was messing with some riders in the area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=LjUR0qGBVCs

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Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-05-2013, 9:01 AM Reply   
That makes sence; the boat spinner. It would be very Intresting to see how they rotate the boats how it attaches to the boat ect. That would be a cool pic if you have any of repairs in process that would be pretty cool. Thanks again
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-05-2013, 9:18 AM Reply   
That makes sence; the boat spinner. It would be very Intresting to see how they rotate the boats how it attaches to the boat ect. That would be a cool pic if you have any of repairs in process that would be pretty cool. Thanks again
Old    Jack Henry (racer808)      Join Date: Jan 2013       10-06-2013, 9:02 AM Reply   
Does insurance cover these types of damage??
Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       10-06-2013, 11:38 AM Reply   
^^^^ yes
Old     (whiteflashwatersports1)      Join Date: Dec 2012       10-07-2013, 10:59 AM Reply   
Those pics make me want to throw up
Old    Mark (FunkyBunch)      Join Date: Jun 2011       10-11-2013, 7:38 AM Reply   
Here is a picture of one of the boats getting close to being complete and on the hoist. I will work on getting some more.
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Old    Mark (FunkyBunch)      Join Date: Jun 2011       10-11-2013, 7:40 AM Reply   
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Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-11-2013, 1:01 PM Reply   
Wow that's pretty freaking cool how stripped down are the boats when they and up on their side. In the pictures
Old    Kris (zammer)      Join Date: Jan 2008       10-11-2013, 7:39 PM Reply   
yikes. i'm amazed some of those are not write-offs with the amount of work to repair and new gear costs
Old    Kevin MacDonald (kmac1587)      Join Date: Sep 2012       10-11-2013, 8:28 PM Reply   
I just threw up a little in my mouth. Is that the only possible lake to put your vessel in that area?

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