We have a new neighbor across the street from us whose recently built house faces the community boat
launch. He first complained about how long it was going to take for the local phone
company to hook up his internet
access. A few days later (still without internet) he laughed and said, "Who needs TV or internet
? We have front and center entertainment of the boat
launch !" He then told me about a guy who, upon backing down the ramp
with his obviously brand new 28 foot fiberglass fishing
boat, stopped his SUV to put in the drain plug
. As he stopped, his boat slid off the trailer, dropped 2 feet onto the concrete with a crash. It seems he had already released the bow line...
After the neighbor came over to alert me, I went over to his house.
Sure enough, the boat was sitting there about 3 feet above the waterline on the concrete ramp.
After waiting for the tide to come up, he reloaded the boat and drove home.
I never heard the outcome, but I'll bet it wasn't covered under warranty !
You can't make this stuff up.