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Old 06-03-2015, 07:08 PM
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:30 PM
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"Never a dull moment at the boat ramp"
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:39 PM
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"Never a dull moment at the boat ramp"
Ain't that the truth.
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Looks like he didn't unstrap the boat from the trailer. I guess he was planning on taking up the ramp while he prepped his boat.
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Beware of anyone towing one of them boats that's got a roll bar!

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Is the truck even salvageable?
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I haven't launched at many ramps, that one looked kind of steep, how does it compare with other ramps?
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Is the truck even salvageable?
No
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Is the truck even salvageable?
Fresh water...probably.
Salt water...nope.
Expensive lesson...hopefully he learned something.
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Beware of anyone towing one of them boats that's got a roll bar!

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Specially when they are launching into the ocean
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The news people over dramatized it a bit methinks.

Although you gotta give him credit, he went down with his truck.
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Starting the boat and putting it in gear while the truck was still squared up with the ramp could have changed that outcome.
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Dohh!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
Fresh water...probably.
Salt water...nope.
Expensive lesson...hopefully he learned something.
Rule of thumb

Saltwater up to the seat bottom
Freshwater up the dash

100% goner, that truck is.
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First I love the line "it was going to be the first trip in his wake boarding boat out in the ocean". I bet he also didn't know that boats have plugs. I bet that was a shitty feeling when that truck started floating. I guess it was easier to rescue him at that location then 5 miles out, either way that guy was probably destined to be on the wrong end of a rescue.
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