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Yet Another Really Rough Boat Ramp Fail

Old 05-18-2019, 08:51 PM
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There is nothing like sitting at a busy ramp during a busy summer weekend in my area. The entertainment value is amazing...What's more satisfying though is when you have that 1 guy out of every 10 that knows what he is doing, and launches/loads a boat with no issues and in a short amount of time.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:01 AM
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Well I think there are three simple lessons everyone should take from this:
1) Save yourself not the boat or car/truck (in this case that would have meant staying on the boat)
2) Always check parking brake, gear position, and/or chocks before leaving vehicle with no one at the wheel
3) Don't use an electric or hybrid as a tow vehicle especially in salt water
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:25 AM
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Moral of story,don't wear crocs on a boat
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by hoejef View Post
Moral of story,don't wear crocs on a boat
Don't wear Crocs, period - they're ghey.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:46 AM
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I have never seen tow ratings for a electric car? Sounds like quite a mess from reading the story. Once the car submerged in salt water the batteries became created a harzmat situation. He got off very lucky.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:54 AM
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I’d be willing to bet he left it in drive after pulling it out. Hill assist was on and was holding the rig when the batteries gave up and the rest is history.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Halifaxriverrat View Post
I still think he deserves a lot of credit for his gymnastics skills.
hahahahahaua right!!
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:01 AM
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Parking brake. Always turn the wheel hard left or right at boat ramp when you park to get out and unhook.
Especially on steep ramps
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Brokenline View Post
Unfortunately the video is very short, and very painful to watch, but if you watch it once, you'll watch it at least 4 more times. I'm open to hear theories of how this happened.

My apologies if this has already been posted.

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“ oh my goodness” haha haha! Funny but not funny.
Something I take from this is the tow vehicle really slowed down once everything hit the water. Lesson? Let it roll til it slows down THEN pull a James Bond jump and roll.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:20 AM
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He needs to stick with lattes at Starbucks and other such flatland activities in a Subaru.

Hopefully one less moron clogging up OUR ramps and waterways!
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:43 AM
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Or wait to get a real electric tow veichle

https://products.rivian.com/
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Halifaxriverrat View Post
I still think he deserves a lot of credit for his gymnastics skills.
Was he going for the Triple Lindy??
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:26 AM
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Should have been using a Rav 4....
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:39 AM
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According to an account I've read from someone who supposedly witnessed it, what happened is, he forgot to shut down the engine, and in fact it was still in gear when he pulled it up the ramp. He heard the propeller hitting the concrete and jumped out to shut it down. Obviously he forgot to put the vehicle in park and the skeg was holding it in place. My guess is, when he got into the boat, the weight on the bow lifted the outdrive up and the skeg was no longer holding it, and the rest is history.

I hadn't heard about the vehicle catching on fire, so that is new.
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:35 AM
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I believe there is a slight chance he won't make this mistake again.
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post
Parking brake. Always turn the wheel hard left or right at boat ramp when you park to get out and unhook.
Especially on steep ramps
Why?
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Wicked4659 View Post
I believe there is a slight chance he won't make this mistake again.
Not with that car anyway
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:52 AM
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I'm not too proud to admit that I've almost exited a vehichle and forgot to put it in park. For old people like me (52) this would have been nearly impossible to to by mistake years ago, Back in the 1980's and 1990's a vehicle with an automatic transmission would almost always roll forward if you let your foot off the brake pedalm or at the very least the vehicle would sit still and never roll backwards. Today many vehicles (perhaps all?) with automatics will easily roll backwards while in drive, especially on a steep inccline. I must admit I know almost nothing about hybrid/electric vehicle transmissions.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by pglein View Post
According to an account I've read from someone who supposedly witnessed it, what happened is, he forgot to shut down the engine, and in fact it was still in gear when he pulled it up the ramp. He heard the propeller hitting the concrete and jumped out to shut it down. Obviously he forgot to put the vehicle in park and the skeg was holding it in place. My guess is, when he got into the boat, the weight on the bow lifted the outdrive up and the skeg was no longer holding it, and the rest is history.

I hadn't heard about the vehicle catching on fire, so that is new.
Very feasible. I know nothing about Hill Assist, not battery powered cars.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by duke460 View Post
I have never seen tow ratings for a electric car? Sounds like quite a mess from reading the story. Once the car submerged in salt water the batteries became created a harzmat situation. He got off very lucky.
The new Rivian being tested now on public roads hidden under a F150 body is supposed to tow 11,000 pounds.
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