Notices

Busted

Old 10-21-2010, 08:16 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 254
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Busted

OK, fess up. Is this person on here? I-75 near Naples, Wed morning. How much did that ticket run?

Old 10-21-2010, 08:22 AM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Posts: 22,384
Received 4,476 Likes on 1,803 Posts
Default

Looks like a nice Intrepid
Old 10-21-2010, 08:22 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location:
Posts: 510
Likes: 0
Received 18 Likes on 10 Posts
Default

What was the problem?
Old 10-21-2010, 08:24 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,281
Likes: 0
Received 144 Likes on 81 Posts
Default

Wait til the Porsche club does its annual run from Ft Lauderdale to Naples next month. I was doing 109 when a 997 Turbo passed me like I was standing still.
Old 10-21-2010, 08:28 AM
  #5  
THT Sponsor Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 1,956
Received 163 Likes on 70 Posts
Default

It may be speeding, or maybe he grossly exceeded his tow capacity?

Looks like an awfully heavy boat, and I've owned an H2 and know that the towing capacity is only 6700lbs on the '07's and before and I don't know how much it jumped up when they reworked them in '08 but I still can't imagine it can tow that boat legally.

Or maybe he was speeding AND exceeded his tow capacity.
Old 10-21-2010, 08:30 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 254
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
Looks like a nice Intrepid
Heck yeah it was very nice. They had the poor guy wrapped up for a long time. Went past him twice about 45 mins apart, hence the pic. I assume it was for being over the tow capacity but could have been anything. Wondered what the deal was and what the outcome was but they clearly had him stopped for something.
Old 10-21-2010, 09:02 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Weeki Wachee (home of the mermaids), FL
Posts: 11,726
Received 28 Likes on 22 Posts
Default

Notice the DOT cop in the mix. I beti t was a wide load and he had no DOT permit...

Sometimes they mess with you sometimes they don't, all depends on how good the doughnuts were that morning...stale doughnuts can lead to problems with the law!

Last edited by THT Mod 4; 10-21-2010 at 10:31 AM. Reason: veiled profanity deleted
Old 10-21-2010, 09:07 AM
  #8  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Posts: 22,384
Received 4,476 Likes on 1,803 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by seabob4 View Post
Notice the DOT cop in the mix. I beti t was a wide load and he had no DOT permit...

Sometimes they f*** with you sometimes they don't, all depends on how good the doughnuts were that morning...stale doughnuts can lead to problems with the law!
You mean its like getting a boat built on Monday or Friday type of thing or how much acetone the crew was sniffing when they built it... I think my current boat was built on a Tuesday so I hope I am safe....
Old 10-21-2010, 09:13 AM
  #9  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Back for good in the Sailfish Capital
Posts: 2,019
Received 194 Likes on 117 Posts
Default

WOW is all I can say......

Maybe that poor little H2 had enough and gave up the ghost right there...??

Just wow..
Old 10-21-2010, 09:19 AM
  #10  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: East Central Florida
Posts: 7,381
Received 700 Likes on 332 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by SirFer View Post
It may be speeding, or maybe he grossly exceeded his tow capacity?

Looks like an awfully heavy boat, and I've owned an H2 and know that the towing capacity is only 6700lbs on the '07's and before and I don't know how much it jumped up when they reworked them in '08 but I still can't imagine it can tow that boat legally.

Or maybe he was speeding AND exceeded his tow capacity.
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-p...ty-chart12.htm

According to this max towing capacity for an H2 is 8200 lbs. He looks a little short.

My Durango has that beat. Its rated for 8850. I could handle that Intrepid, no problem
Old 10-21-2010, 09:22 AM
  #11  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: East Central Florida
Posts: 7,381
Received 700 Likes on 332 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by billatstarbrite View Post
Wait til the Porsche club does its annual run from Ft Lauderdale to Naples next month. I was doing 109 when a 997 Turbo passed me like I was standing still.
Sorry but if it was up to me I would have that guy's 997 impounded and sold at auction for that. If that didn't deter him second offense I would put his ass in jail for 6 months.

You want to go that fast do it on a racetrack not a public highway. Public roads are for transportation, not entertainment.
Old 10-21-2010, 09:48 AM
  #12  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location:
Posts: 13,054
Likes: 0
Received 34 Likes on 29 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Seacat FL View Post
Public roads are for transportation, not entertainment.
Are you sure? What about watching porn for entertainment while driving down a boring stetch of road? Makes the trip seem to go by faster.
Old 10-21-2010, 09:53 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Jupiter
Posts: 5,477
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Not sure about it being illegal to exceed the towing capacity. What are they going to your VIN number and see what equipment was on it from the factory? My diesel suburban has an 8500 tow capacity and tow over 12klbs. The same truck with the old big block was 12k lbs so what are they going to site me for? nothing but being oversized.
I use my wife's truck to tow on the highway.
Old 10-21-2010, 09:57 AM
  #14  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Far Far Away
Posts: 5,177
Likes: 0
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

I guess the Nosey Body convention was in town.
Old 10-21-2010, 10:02 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location:
Posts: 690
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Could have been missing a trailer tag, Cops suspicious why that vehicle would be towing a boat that size, they think maybe a theft. DOT shows up, boat over width....
Old 10-21-2010, 10:09 AM
  #16  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wherever the water is deep!
Posts: 570
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

I would bet She was coming from the factory on Her way to the Show in Ft. Lauderdale!
Old 10-21-2010, 10:25 AM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,595
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

What a drag. Not only do you get a ticket, and your day is ruined; probably your whole scheme of using your boat is disintegrated. Now you have a $50k truck that you cant use with your $15k trailer with, and so on......

Last edited by Ranger88; 10-21-2010 at 10:35 AM.
Old 10-21-2010, 10:41 AM
  #18  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: MA
Posts: 5,725
Received 421 Likes on 231 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Capttater View Post
Not sure about it being illegal to exceed the towing capacity. What are they going to your VIN number and see what equipment was on it from the factory? My diesel suburban has an 8500 tow capacity and tow over 12klbs. The same truck with the old big block was 12k lbs so what are they going to site me for? nothing but being oversized.
I use my wife's truck to tow on the highway.

It is only illegal on THT.
Old 10-21-2010, 10:59 AM
  #19  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
PLEDGERPLEDGERPLEDGERPLEDGER
 
Snapper Head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Republic of West Florida - the ORIGINAL lone star state
Posts: 17,854
Received 1,117 Likes on 496 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Seacat FL View Post
Public roads are for transportation, not entertainment.
Apparently, you don't get out much


Big Al
Old 10-21-2010, 11:06 AM
  #20  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: FL., GA, CO, Utah, WA, depends. In FL now.
Posts: 9,799
Received 375 Likes on 263 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by WildSideFL View Post
OK, fess up. Is this person on here? I-75 near Naples, Wed morning. How much did that ticket run?


Brings back extra wide permit and fees memories. In Alabama (or was it Louisiana?) Texas, Nu Mexico and Arizona..

.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.