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Old 05-18-2019, 08:24 AM
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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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Kept digging and found more info... it gets even better...

Salt in the wound
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:58 AM
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Dont electric cars have parking brakes?.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:03 AM
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the guy panicked, rightfully so, hope he learned something.

Lessons?

never leave the boat

make sure you car is in park/off/chocked up (not gonna move) before getting out

I have to wonder if he panicked because he wondered how bad an electric car plunging in front of him would be, OR did he think he could jump and get in the car in time to save it?

whatever it was, he unfortunately failed, lucky he is not dead.
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I’ve witnessed the same thing happen here in Seattle. The guy was nearly run over by his own truck. He jumped in the water to get out of the way.
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Originally Posted by Trayder View Post
the guy panicked, rightfully so, hope he learned something.

Lessons?

never leave the boat

make sure you car is in park/off/chocked up (not gonna move) before getting out

I have to wonder if he panicked because he wondered how bad an electric car plunging in front of him would be, OR did he think he could jump and get in the car in time to save it?

whatever it was, he unfortunately failed, lucky he is not dead.
He thought he could save it.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:40 AM
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Upon further review................

what saved his arm from a potentially life long disability was the corner of the rear fascia hitting him square in the middle of the back and tossing him away from the tire that would have snapped that very arm up.

He was very lucky indeed.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:45 AM
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Just can’t trust those lithium batteries. The rig was just parked there and they burned up for no good reason at all...
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I need to setup a Go Pro at my local ramp
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:57 AM
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With some of these cars having 400v batteries... I wonder if there is ever a chance of electrocution if you're in the water when one goes under?
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:21 AM
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I always wondered why nobody uses the boat to save a vehicle. I mean if he started the boat and put it in gear I would think he could have stoped the car before it got deep enough to do real damage.

am I thinking wrong? I've never tried and dont want to either.
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It's not worth getting run over and possibly dying, to save property. He's lucky to be alive.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:53 AM
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Here's my guess to what happened, but open to other ideas.

Theory:
He put the boat on the trailer, pulled forward and heard the motor dragging the concrete, thinks "oh shoot, what a doofus I am!" and mistakenly puts the van in N rather than P, the motor is now holding both in place, hops in the boat, hits the trim up button, motor trims up allowing the van to roll backwards. Yet again, he thinks "oh shoot, this is bad", and takes heroic yet unsuccessful maneuver. Becomes infamous via twitter thanks to Taran.
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lucky he didn't get his ass run over...
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Originally Posted by km1125 View Post
With some of these cars having 400v batteries... I wonder if there is ever a chance of electrocution if you're in the water when one goes under?
its very unlikely. All of the automotive (LI) batteries I'm familiar with including tesla batteries have contactors and an internal fuse. First the contcactors would open at the first sing of a "short" this would confine the electricity internal to the pack, then if water gets inside the pack the fuse would blow separating the pack into smaller circuits lowering the voltage, then the wire bonds between the internal small cells would burn up, lowering the voltage further. The recommended way of putting out a LI pack that is on fire is in fact with water. The heat is the real danger and water dissipates the heat best.
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Im guessing you did not read the story. The car burst into flames after being pulled out.


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its very unlikely. All of the automotive (LI) batteries I'm familiar with including tesla batteries have contactors and an internal fuse. First the contcactors would open at the first sing of a "short" this would confine the electricity internal to the pack, then if water gets inside the pack the fuse would blow separating the pack into smaller circuits lowering the voltage, then the wire bonds between the internal small cells would burn up, lowering the voltage further. The recommended way of putting out a LI pack that is on fire is in fact with water. The heat is the real danger and water dissipates the heat best.
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I still think he deserves a lot of credit for his gymnastics skills.
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Originally Posted by TheJetty View Post


Im guessing you did not read the story. The car burst into flames after being pulled out.



He was responding to a question about getting electrocuted.
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:48 PM
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I think that is a pretty good theory. I may have tried to jump in the car too but he just didn't have enough time. Glad he wasn't hurt more serious than what he was. Hopefully this video will help prevent this from happening to someone else. Set the brake and maybe even use wheel chocks. We have a subdivision boat ramp. I think I will make a wheel chock and put it down at the ramp.

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Here's my guess to what happened, but open to other ideas.

Theory:
He put the boat on the trailer, pulled forward and heard the motor dragging the concrete, thinks "oh shoot, what a doofus I am!" and mistakenly puts the van in N rather than P, the motor is now holding both in place, hops in the boat, hits the trim up button, motor trims up allowing the van to roll backwards. Yet again, he thinks "oh shoot, this is bad", and takes heroic yet unsuccessful maneuver. Becomes infamous via twitter thanks to Taran.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:45 PM
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How not to solo launch a boat
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