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Mommalu

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Posted: 07/11/18 07:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I chuckled at the spare. Can't imagine jacking up one side to replace a tire, adding more stress to pallets held by duct tape with a big load on them sounds a little dicey.

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Posted: 07/11/18 10:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

....People have brains, but often refuse to use them.


That applies to the police too - and the story does NOT tell us the additional surrounding circumstances. Were they bombing down Hwy 1 at 100 KPH, or were they going a kilometer between the repair shop and the Fraser river to launch it? In my opinion, one of those calls for a fine and the other calls for some leeway.

I have friends who live in Abbotsford, BC, and government overreach is a real problem. Seeing the opportunity to levy a large fine precludes any sort of flexibility.


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Cool! Thx for posting!! Been a dull day on the internet so far.

This was in Abbotsford BC, a rural suburb close to us. Sad to see that we have fellow Canadians like that with poo for brains. That's a large-ish yacht and we don't have a large enough lake nearby for a boat like that and nearest ocean water is 20+ miles away. Wonder how far he was planning on going? Would have been fun to watch him get it balanced, stabilized and strapped down.

The RCMP said "The load was too unsafe to dismantle roadside. It was pulled onto a lowbed tractor trailer then chained/strapped down as a single piece. Once it was secured and met all Motor Vehicle Act standards it was towed away."


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How in the hell did he ever get it up on there ????? It doesn't look like he floated it on so someone with a crane must have lifted it for him. I wonder if they were the ones that called the police.

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Posted: 07/15/18 08:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

l agree ... the way to tow a boat showing in the OP's link was unbelievable on a whole bunch of levels!

Here's a couple photos of correct ways to tow a boat on RV trips [emoticon] :

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Posted: 07/15/18 09:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

People can be inventive, but nobody said they had to also be smart.


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myredracer wrote:

...The RCMP said "The load was too unsafe to dismantle roadside. It was pulled onto a lowbed tractor trailer then chained/strapped down as a single piece. Once it was secured and met all Motor Vehicle Act standards it was towed away."



IMO, that would have been unsafe also if a person was splitting hairs. It would have been safer, but not safe. Thinking it's the old "do as I say, not as I do" for that providence.

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Posted: 07/16/18 09:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can be sure once it was secured that trailer was escorted all the way.


John&Joey wrote:

myredracer wrote:

...The RCMP said "The load was too unsafe to dismantle roadside. It was pulled onto a lowbed tractor trailer then chained/strapped down as a single piece. Once it was secured and met all Motor Vehicle Act standards it was towed away."



IMO, that would have been unsafe also if a person was splitting hairs. It would have been safer, but not safe. Thinking it's the old "do as I say, not as I do" for that providence.


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pnichols wrote:

l agree ... the way to tow a boat showing in the OP's link was unbelievable on a whole bunch of levels!

Here's a couple photos of correct ways to tow a boat on RV trips [emoticon] :

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Posted: 07/16/18 07:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

People can be inventive, but nobody said they had to also be smart.


well i think it takes 'smarts' and 'ingenuity' to be inventive
but that doesn't make the result 'wise' aka 'good idea'


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