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Old 03-28-2021, 01:50 PM
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Another boat on the road. I'm betting no weight distribution hitch and sway bars. My understanding is he would be legally liable for the lack of rigging on his trailer if that is the case.

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CRESTVIEW, Fla. — A “considerably large boat” blocked traffic on a Florida highway Thursday night and quickly drew comparisons on social media to another massive boat, the Ever Given, that is blocking shipping traffic in the Suez Canal.

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said the Florida Highway Patrol oversaw the removal of the 38-foot pink-and-white boat from Interstate 10 which blocked traffic for about three hours Thursday night.

The highway patrol said the driver of the pickup truck hauling the boat noticed the trailer swaying violently from side to side before it collided with a guardrail, causing the boat to break free, The New York Times reported. The boat flipped several times before it stopped, blocking traffic on both westbound lanes of the interstate. There were no injuries, the fire department said.

Images of the wrecked Scout boat were quickly swept up in memes with the Ever Given, the Empire State building-sized ship, which despite attempts over the last few days, including digging and pulling it with tugboats, is still lodged in the canal.

The company working to dislodge the cargo ship said it could take days or even weeks to free it, The Times reported.

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Originally Posted by SouthFork View Post
Why is the New York Times reporting this?
Because they're out of dubious Trump headlines yet refuse to publish anything about the Biden family's corrupt Ukraine and China shenanigans.
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Two thoughts come to mind:

1. What a waste
2. It seems to be common practice in Florida for owners of very large CC's to personally trailer them. Forgive my ignorance not being from that neck of the woods but why?
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38’ CC blocks I-10 last night
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Originally Posted by CuzzA View Post
Another boat on the road. I'm betting no weight distribution hitch and sway bars. My understanding is he would be legally liable for the lack of rigging on his trailer if that is the case........

LOL....... You don’t tow 38’ boats much, do you?
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is that a barrel rolled scout? there's a tear in by beer.
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Pink and white boat?

I may need to get my eyes checked.


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Good old Crest-tucky
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Probably caused by the stepped hull
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Originally Posted by brendanm View Post
Probably caused by the stepped hull
Nah, adding the fourth engine did it.
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Why is the New York Times reporting this?
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I will say it was crazy windy here Thursday.
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My understanding is he would be legally liable for the lack of rigging on his trailer if that is the case.
For what?
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Originally Posted by tboylan View Post
Two thoughts come to mind:

1. What a waste
2. It seems to be common practice in Florida for owners of very large CC's to personally trailer them. Forgive my ignorance not being from that neck of the woods but why?
Why would you not trailer your own boat? A 38 is a good size boat for sure but not really that big of a deal. I have a 35x10 that's close to 40.on the trailer and I get that in and out of most any fast food parking lot. It just takes practice and experience.
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They make fifth wheel campers that are over 40' and 16,000lbs I don't hear anyone asking why are the owners pulling them.
If you have a good trailer with all of the right safety equipment, its not that hard.
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Looks tippy.
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Thing rolled down the highway and the top is still attached?
Pretty tough
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Originally Posted by Castawaychris View Post
Why would you not trailer your own boat? A 38 is a good size boat for sure but not really that big of a deal. I have a 35x10 that's close to 40.on the trailer and I get that in and out of most any fast food parking lot. It just takes practice and experience.
Where do you store it when not in use?
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in a garage
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Y'all remember when SeaHunter intentionally dropped the boat from a crane onto the parking lot?....Scout just pulled a major +1

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Originally Posted by SouthFork View Post
Why is the New York Times reporting this?
Because any boat or ship holding up stuff is big news lately

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