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Old 01-26-2019, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by VaporTrail1 View Post
Gonna take a big crane and a long time to clean that mess up
Not really....just tie them back cleats round a tree and punch it! Problem solved.

Had some buddies here that didn’t bother to tie the back down “cuz damn it wasn’t but 5 miles”......they were driving a 150 series Ford van
sure enough they had to slam on the brakes and that bow punched right thru the back doors 3 feet into the cargo area. I seriously thought I
was going to shit a kidney I was laughing so hard.

Feel bad for the owner here though...sucks
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:41 AM
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That is one nice cat. The owner will work out the bugs before spring arrives.
Good luck, I’m available for fishing whenever.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:01 AM
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Holy fuk.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by P G T Beauregard View Post
Trailer brakes clearly failed of would not have happened. Sorry for that guy. Pretty obviously came from dealer w/o tie downs
Trailer brakes have nothing to do with the physics at work here. The boat wasn't restrained well enough to keep it from moving forward when the truck and trailer tried to stop.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:29 AM
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Assuming that is a transport company, I wouldn't want to be the guy making the phone call to the boat owner.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by STIPulation View Post
I don't get it, big Dan.

Goosenecks are far more maneuverable in my experience
What's "big Dan"? I agree except when it's tight quarters. I have a 30K GN, 38' triple axle car hauler and a 40' Montana 5th wheel and also in the RV biz and pull as many trailers as anyone else and have found not as much need to jack knife the truck to the trailer with a 30' bumper pull boat trailer as much as a GN. With no obstacles and plenty of room GN wins hands down. But with straight shots and narrow boat ramp lanes I prefer bumper pull especially with light tongue weight and I have better visibility of both sides when maneuvering. If it goes over 1800lbs tongue then GN or 5er for me. Longer GN's are easier to maneuver than shorter GN's with axles closer up...IMHO
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:31 AM
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my bet was the bow stop obviously folded over when he had to stop short due to a jackass driver... and most likely no straps

I had this happen to me coming out of the ramp one day towing my 311sr1 Formula, fortunately not as severe. I was strapped on the bow and transom (rear straps pulling boat towards bow due to trailer config.) and I was just getting to about 30mph when a car decided to jam the brakes on to take a left into a restaurant. the boat slid forward about foot bending the bow stop on my venture trailer (pos) to the right. fortunately nothing happened to the boat. its a horrible design from the factory. I wound up adding bracing after the fact and if you think about it, the bow stop does a HELL of a lot of work when stopping. the venture one was never designed to hold back the 10000k of boat it was intended to. look how shitty and WEAK it is.




I know I'm comparing a $4000 bolt together to a $20000 custom but the idea is the same.

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Old 01-26-2019, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Vantaredoc View Post
What's "big Dan"? I agree except when it's tight quarters. I have a 30K GN, 38' triple axle car hauler and a 40' Montana 5th wheel and also in the RV biz and pull as many trailers as anyone else and have found not as much need to jack knife the truck to the trailer with a 30' bumper pull boat trailer as much as a GN. With no obstacles and plenty of room GN wins hands down. But with straight shots and narrow boat ramp lanes I prefer bumper pull especially with light tongue weight and I have better visibility of both sides when maneuvering. If it goes over 1800lbs tongue then GN or 5er for me. Longer GN's are easier to maneuver than shorter GN's with axles closer up...IMHO
"I don't get it, big Dan" is a line from "O Brother Where Art Thou"

Definitely agree with you on axle position.
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:20 PM
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These things will happen.

Hopefully no one was hurt.
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Old 01-26-2019, 02:17 PM
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So the answer is ‘no, a 40’ invincible cat will NOT fit in the bed of an F350.’
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Old 01-26-2019, 02:27 PM
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that's a bummer
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Old 01-26-2019, 02:41 PM
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I bet he wishes he'd tilted the engines up too.
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Old 01-26-2019, 03:01 PM
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Looking at the bright side the owner no longer needs to worry about the first gel coat scratch or the second gel coat scratch or first lower unit ding, or second lower unit ding or third lower unit ding ....





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Old 01-26-2019, 03:08 PM
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A monohull wouldn’t have budged
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Old 01-26-2019, 03:27 PM
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He must have been really moving. I fish Venice Marina alot and that road is not very big.
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Old 01-26-2019, 03:43 PM
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You can see the starboard stern eye, no broken strap hanging off it. Nothing hanging from the trailer anywhere that I can see either. Just another idiot who can't understand physics.
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Old 01-26-2019, 03:51 PM
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I'm thinking if was a commercial carrier liability on them/ their insurance. But what if was owner pulling new rig from factory or dealer? Is factory/dealer responsible for making sure secured rig before turning over, or is it up to owner?
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by raptor660 View Post
I'm thinking if was a commercial carrier liability on them/ their insurance. But what if was owner pulling new rig from factory or dealer? Is factory/dealer responsible for making sure secured rig before turning over, or is it up to owner?
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:03 PM
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I reckon you a wanting them chains knocked off!

you boys from the bank?

paw says I’m to shoot whos ever from the bank!

he couldn’t stop that boat

he couldn’t stop it on account of his OBStACLES!!


he was trying to r u n n o f t!
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:08 PM
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Everyone is talking about transom straps. How many of y’all have a trailer longer than the boat to pull it back? Most transom straps pull forward.

A proper bow stop and strap keeps it from going forward.
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