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tr6coug
04-01-2008, 08:11 PM
Why you need a safety chain and tie-down straps.....

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd222/x2coug/bayliner002.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd222/x2coug/bayliner001.jpg

JBaker
04-01-2008, 08:29 PM
Way nar nar. Hope everyone came out alright.

JKTX21
04-01-2008, 08:44 PM
That trailer was ****ty anyway, broke on the tounge!

flipper
04-01-2008, 08:47 PM
Just a Bayliner anyway...no loss.

Hammer
04-01-2008, 08:55 PM
I think no mater what you do if you hit a light pole your truck and boat are toast anyway!

atlfootr
04-01-2008, 08:58 PM
That trailer was ****ty anyway, broke on the tounge!Reason why ?
As if, you had to ask :rolleyes:
Frigg'n Bayliner :D

Lennyp04
04-01-2008, 08:58 PM
I think no mater what you do if you hit a light pole your truck and boat are toast anyway!

Theres always hope!

The guy who used to store our old boat said that he always puts them on because hes seen the front loading winch snap and the boat slide right off the back of the trailer on a hill.

Hrkdrivr
04-01-2008, 09:25 PM
Use them all the time myself. A buddy of mine had his boat slip off the trailer onto the ramp when he was backing in to lauch. Like hammer said, they won't do much good if you hit a light pole, but they just might stop it if it starts sliding on an incline.

Hrkdrivr
04-01-2008, 09:35 PM
oops...duplicate.

SchuyHigh
04-01-2008, 10:45 PM
It doesn't matter if it were a Bayliner or JonBoat, I hate to see anyone tear up their rides.

uawaterskier
04-01-2008, 11:12 PM
on a positive note the boat doesn't look horrible. Back whats left of the truck down the ramp and volia! ready to go

TMCNo1
04-02-2008, 07:03 AM
Does anyone know for sure that there was not any transom straps and a safety cable/chain on the front? Like previously stated, that much stress upon hitting a light/telephone pole won't help much in a case like that. Why doesn't someone try to duplicate that stunt with transom straps and safety cables/chain on the bow and see if it make a significant difference? Inquiring minds want to know!

Ben
04-02-2008, 08:16 AM
outdrive is still down....

TMCNo1
04-02-2008, 09:54 AM
outdrive is still down....

Yea, it could be the boat ramp is somewhere behind the boat and when he drove the boat on the trailer, it had sooooooooooooo much power it drove the trailer and truck into the light pole. CSI Team Talk at work, we'll get to the bottom of this yet!:rolleyes:

Workin' 4 Toys
04-02-2008, 10:06 AM
Does anyone know for sure that there was not any transom straps and a safety cable/chain on the front? Like previously stated, that much stress upon hitting a light/telephone pole won't help much in a case like that. Why doesn't someone try to duplicate that stunt with transom straps and safety cables/chain on the bow and see if it make a significant difference? Inquiring minds want to know!
If someone does this, remember to wear your seatbelt.

Oh, and if you use a MC, after the insurance claim is complete, let me know, tell your insurance I would like the hull to cut it in half and turn it into furniture.
Thanks.

ProTour X9
04-02-2008, 01:44 PM
Does anyone know for sure that there was not any transom straps and a safety cable/chain on the front? Like previously stated, that much stress upon hitting a light/telephone pole won't help much in a case like that. Why doesn't someone try to duplicate that stunt with transom straps and safety cables/chain on the bow and see if it make a significant difference? Inquiring minds want to know!

Yeah, I would think the transom straps would snap and wouldn't help at all.

MIMC
04-02-2008, 02:08 PM
"Two for the price of one" - got rid of a Bayliner and a Dodge!!! :D

Just kidding around!

In all seriousness, in that type of wreck I seriously doubt straps would have helped!

MIMC

skeeler
04-02-2008, 02:15 PM
Thin the heard. :D

tr6coug
04-02-2008, 02:36 PM
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In all seriousness, in that type of wreck I seriously doubt straps would have helped!

MIMC

Yeah, straps probably would not have made it through that one. With the boat and trailer absorbing a lot of the impact, it may have even helped the people in the truck.

tex
04-02-2008, 02:39 PM
Thin the heard. :D
What is understood...need not be discussed!

pilot02
04-02-2008, 03:16 PM
And there are how MANY ice chests in the bed of that pickup?? 8p

LKNMC
04-02-2008, 03:50 PM
WOW well at least it was just a Bayliner

rick s.
04-03-2008, 04:28 PM
actually the boat is mating with the pickup. The pickup's nose had to be blocked by the telephone pole to prevent the pickup from running away...

VTJC
04-03-2008, 07:38 PM
At least it appears nobody was riding in the bed. Jamie

TMCNo1
04-03-2008, 07:46 PM
actually the boat is mating with the pickup. The pickup's nose had to be blocked by the telephone pole to prevent the pickup from running away...



That makes more sense than anything I have read yet. The truck may using the pole like a pylon in a boat! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!:D

Maristar210
04-03-2008, 09:58 PM
Those pictures are at least 4 years old. There was a thread about it back in the day.....

Lennyp04
04-03-2008, 10:10 PM
Those pictures are at least 4 years old. There was a thread about it back in the day.....


I agree. However, if that to be true...the Dodge pictured would have to be one of the first years they made that body style.

hydro-therapy
04-04-2008, 01:30 PM
Truck looks slightly overloaded.:confused:

wakeX2wake
04-04-2008, 01:49 PM
i believe the strain was more than it could bear... <--- tombstone

onewheat
04-04-2008, 10:02 PM
I rearended a Lincoln with my full size Blazer on the way home from Cumberland once. It had just rained and the streets were wet. Traffic on I-75 went from 50 - 60 mph to zero in a hurry. I was many car lengths back, but locked up the tires (pre-ABS) and slid long enough to watch the guy in the back seat of the Lincoln turn around 2 or 3 times. They knew I was coming, but nowhere to go... Needless to say, I totalled the Lincoln with a trunk full of luggage. My Blazer had a slightly bent bumper and my Checkmate tore the stitches out of one rear tie-down, bent the hook on the other and took my font winch/tie down and twisted it about 120 degrees towards the truck. The bow point on the boat ended up about 6" from the back window of my truck, but stopped. I believe had I not had the two rear straps, the outcome would have been much different. No one got hurt and my Checkmate actually sustained very little damage.

SkiDog
04-04-2008, 10:21 PM
Thin the heard. :D
Ske, thats the funniest thing I've heard today! You da man!

SkiDog
04-04-2008, 10:25 PM
The very first time I pulled my 88 Platinum prostar, I was leaving the dealership, had gone about 50 or so miles. When out of nowhere, a Ford Escort wagon so something simular, pulls out in front of me. I was doing at least 50, and NEVER hit the brakes before slamming into the back of him! I hit the guy soooo hard, that i couldn't find him after I stoped! That good ole bow bar that everybody hated, kept my NEW boat from moving 1 inch! Not a scratch on her! But there was a ton of broken glass in the boat from the rear window of the car.!

trickskier
04-04-2008, 10:36 PM
The very first time I pulled my 88 Platinum prostar, I was leaving the dealership, had gone about 50 or so miles. When out of nowhere, a Ford Escort wagon so something simular, pulls out in front of me. I was doing at least 50, and NEVER hit the brakes before slamming into the back of him! I hit the guy soooo hard, that i couldn't find him after I stoped! That good ole bow bar that everybody hated, kept my NEW boat from moving 1 inch! Not a scratch on her! But there was a ton of broken glass in the boat from the rear window of the car.!
I've ridden with you before..................I know the feeling.............;)