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blownstang01

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Posted: 07/09/18 11:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ppine wrote:

On another forum I am listening to people talk about how the trailer is fine and government over reach is the real problem. I don't think so.


While I don't agree that this trailer is "Fine", I do understand that most of the problem is the state didn't get their piece.... [emoticon]

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blownstang01 wrote:

ppine wrote:

On another forum I am listening to people talk about how the trailer is fine and government over reach is the real problem. I don't think so.


While I don't agree that this trailer is "Fine", I do understand that most of the problem is the state didn't get their piece.... [emoticon]

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Posted: 07/09/18 12:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the guy had $2,071.00, he probably could have afforded a trailer.

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RGar974417 wrote:

If the guy had $2,071.00, he probably could have afforded a trailer.

Nobody says he has it he's just going to have to get it.

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Posted: 07/09/18 02:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

the way i see it
the big problem was the possibility of the 'load' shifting
the sailboat coming off the pallets

he should have used the pallets to build his 'dry dock' at home ?
or where ever he was taking it

then rented the correct trailer or paid somebody to move the boat
i'm sure he wisihing that he had done that,
and he going to have to pay the fines the tow fees and the moving fees when he moves it, that is if he doesn't default on the whole thing and leave it in the tow lot


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Just the fact that the boat was balanced as well as it was says to me that the driver had some semblance of the thought process. (the real question is, . . . How much!) All things considered, on the straight and level, he's probably OK. On winding mountain roads, . . . . . not so much. But, at the boat launch ramp, I'd be willing to set up grandstands and charge a fee to those wanting see that boat get put in the water.

Hopefully it was going somewhere to a dry dock.

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Posted: 07/09/18 03:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll give the guy points for ingenuity, but that's about all.

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Fizz wrote:

Unbelievable...
Boat trailer

Should have used Gorilla Tape and bailing wire. [emoticon]

All I could afford

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If you think it was unsafe running down the road on that trailer, I assure you it is now even worse 4 feet up in the air on the way to the impound!


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Posted: 07/10/18 04:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Straps held together by duct tape"
Looks like the tag end of the straps were taped off so they didn't flop around, which is very common. What was missing from the story was how fast he was going, how far he was going, or what type of roads he was traveling down. I'm not making excuses or justifying what he did, but at some point, a prudent mind ought to consider the whole story. Traveling a few miles slowly on back roads with a friend tailing behind is different than getting up to highway speeds traveling across country.

I live in FL and sold an old raggedy 30' bow rider boat to a few guys in TN. They drove down, slapped a few tires on her and drove off, back up the interstate all the way home. Texted me when they got there to tell me they made it safely (I didn't know them at all). No lights, no spare tire, no license plate, no bearing check or greasing...just gone. 8 hours later, no one bothered them.


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