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Old 17-04-2019, 08:52   #1
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yet another reason not to be a power boater

rollers, not bunks. Ouch!!
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Old 17-04-2019, 09:08   #2
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Could happen to us trailer-sailors too... but I've never heard, if it has.
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Looks like the boat stopped pushing.

This one slipped off the back; sometimes the boat tries to lead the towing vehicle which also doesn't go well.

There are obvious reasons for utilizing strong straps to tie the boat to the trailer and to permanently lock the winch ratchet mechanism and not just engage the ratchet pin.
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Thequalifiedcaptain on Instagram is a great source of this.
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The boat on the ground Iíve seen several times, usually at a red light or stop sign when the tow vehicle takes off.
Itís actually quite easy to recover, you donít need a wrecker or crane, just disconnect the trailer and connect the winch cable to the boat and winch just like normal, instead of pulling the boat onto the trailer, it will pull the trailer under the boat.
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Yet another reason not to be a yacht owner










Are we having fun yet? (-;
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As a prior trailer boater, I do not like the annual haul and launch date and time restrictions/deadlines.

So there.
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Are we having fun yet? (-;
A new take on running aground...
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I passed a Bayliner laying in a ditch just past a curve. Slowed and asked the guy if he needed any help.

A few weeks later my friend showed me the boat he bought, it was the same Bayliner. My friend, luckily, just wanted the engine, but had no idea the boat had fallen off the trailer.
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Are we having fun yet? (-;


You might not be aware, but the last picture with the boat named Contessa, the owner was crushed to death when it tipped over on top of him. That said the ďare we having fun?Ē Comment might not have been in the best of tastes...just an FYI.
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I lost my previous boat when she blew off the stands in the yard. I was distressed but very relieved no one was under her.
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You might not be aware, but the last picture with the boat named Contessa, the owner was crushed to death when it tipped over on top of him. That said the ďare we having fun?Ē Comment might not have been in the best of tastes...just an FYI.
Was this photo taken before or after the body was removed? It doesn't appear that any urgency or effort has been taken to move the boat in this photo... so I'm guessing that the photographer was aware that there was a dead body under there?

There have got to be a thousand boats named "Contessa" Sounds like forum legend to me.
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Was this photo taken before or after the body was removed? It doesn't appear that any urgency or effort has been taken to move the boat in this photo... so I'm guessing that the photographer was aware that there was a dead body under there?

There have got to be a thousand boats named "Contessa" Sounds like forum legend to me.
Not to be a real downer but:

The story is true concerning Contessa, it happened in 2009 in Maryland.


The story on the boat pictured just above Contessa:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ton-yacht.html
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The story is true concerning Contessa, it happened in 2009 in Maryland.





The story on the boat pictured just above Contessa:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ton-yacht.html


That doesnít look to be the same boat, and I believe the Contessa above was in the US?
So both boats fell off of their stands, killing people?
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That doesn’t look to be the same boat, and I believe the Contessa above was in the US?
So both boats fell off of their stands, killing people?
Sadly, both of the sailboats in the bottom two pictures resulted in the owners death..I remember the conversations regarding "Contessa" in forums...I had found a story online, but lost it before I could cut and paste it. It is old enough that most news sites don't have it in their archives anymore. (10 years ago, 2009). Here is a link to the Sailing Anarchy conversation about it. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/ind...by-a-sailboat/


I almost had mine fall over when it was being loaded by the driver of a hydraulic trailer, the driver stopped short by an inch or so from knocking over the last set of stands when backing up the trailer..scared me shitless.
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