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Old 04-19-2019, 06:08 AM
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Why I donít want to trailer a boat anymore? Expensive mistake.

I saw saw these photos today on FB. According to the post the incident happened outside Gainesville. Both the boat and truck ended up in the swamp.







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Old 04-19-2019, 06:18 AM
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You don't trailer a boat like that, You transport it like a commercial load. That much weight is a whole new ballgame. People like me trailer our boat because we have no other choice. I can't tell you how many times I see people hauling ass past me with big ass boats and diesels running 80+ mph. Surprised we don't see more of this.
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:19 AM
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Fell asleep, didn't bring enough coke for the trip....
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:22 AM
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Two of those guys look like Firefighters. Why would they be assisting the recovery of someones ill fated haul? Maybe because of the gasoline? I want my tax dollars back.
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:30 AM
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<Why I donít want to trailer a boat anymore? Expensive mistake. >

What, you have never seen a boat sink in the slip??? :>)
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:32 AM
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Ouch, looks tippy
hope no one was injured
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:33 AM
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Many problems can be averted by : DON'T BE AN ASSHOLE!
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:45 AM
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That sucks beautiful machine. One thing i have always done is trailer overloaded. Due to finances and life situations i used to trailer my 31' island runner with a 4 cylinder turbo ford explorer (nothing ever happened) knock on wood but the point being it teaches you to slow down at all times. 3500lb carrying capacity on a loaded 8000lb rig you do the math. I would never go over 50mph because the car would feel like flailing around so i kept it at 45mph even on the highway, emergency blinkers on and left a bit earlier to account for travel time. Worked for me until i got the diesel 4x4 and sometimes you just gotta make do. I remember A guy with a dually f350 trying to take out a 30ft cigarrette. Guy was smashing the throttle so hard it was literally a burnout at the ramp. I pulled up with the little explorer in 2gear oh btw it was fwd, not 4x4 and after hooking the eye i would turn the engines on put them in forward gear. That minimal thrust would help the explorer come up the ramp every time not a tire squeal or anything, then jump out and shut off motors. The guy had a wtf look on his face like, what the hell just happened. Just slow sown.
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:55 AM
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Boat looks like it came thru pretty good all things considered. New hardtop, new rub rail and a good cleaning. The marsh absorbed lots of the impact from the looks of it.
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That’ll buff out.
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Originally Posted by Jkcam View Post
Two of those guys look like Firefighters. Why would they be assisting the recovery of someones ill fated haul? Maybe because of the gasoline? I want my tax dollars back.
Haz May cleanup. Boat was believed to have leaked fuel or oil. So protecting sensitive wetlands IS a permissible use of your tax dollars.
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Early rumors saw someone said wrong ball size on hitch.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:19 AM
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Off roading?
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Ouch, looks tippy
hope no one was injured
Them Yellerfins will roll on wet grass...
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:36 AM
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So I guess they didn't have any chains hooked up.
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amazing it stayed on the trailer
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:37 AM
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Jkam it was a Hazmat incident that is why fire rescue is there. Fuel leaked from the boat when it was upside down.
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Seems like that area is better fished from an air boat. Some YF owners think their boats can handle any kind of water Mother Nature throws at them...
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:45 AM
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The Yellowfin code is you have to trailer as fast as your boat can run.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:46 AM
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at least we can't go on for ten pages about the lack of tie-downs with this one.
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