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« on: September 08, 2018, 11:39:18 AM »

   These are pretty good,  Butt you got to wonder how did this just happen?   I love the van with the windshield wipers still wiping away! Huh?
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2018, 01:04:12 PM »

It makes one wonder???  Dominick
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2018, 01:09:38 PM »

Ramp in Santa Cruz one early morning had a guy back in his brand new boat with his brand new truck and the entire truck was underwater with its headlights still shining.  Blocked the ramp until a tow rig could get onsite and drag him out, wish I had taken pics it was funny but only to everyone except the owner.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2018, 01:35:21 PM »

Looks like Ford and Chevy each have a new model we didn’t know about — the “Cousteau”.

Even when I know everything is OK — when backing my boat down the ramp — I use four wheel drive low  down and back up.  Just gives me a little extra assurance and maybe an edge in case of a mistake or mechanical failure.

These vehicles are typically totaled out by their owner’s insurance due to water sucked into the engine, electrical and computer components dunked, all under dash wiring looms, door panels, basically everything submerged.

They can become trade-ins after being backyard repaired and dried out.  Or they may have a “Salvage” Title that someone can buy really cheap.  Problem is — you couldn’t buy one of these vehicles cheap enough after being submerged.

When I worked as a Used Car Manager at a major brand dealer for 20 years, I was always wary of appraising vehicles on a rainy day that had a trailer hitch and a 4 prong or 7 prong trailer plug.  This was a possible red flag that a customer was trying to get rid of a problem by trading the vehicle on a day that the rain would mask moisture and odors.

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2018, 02:22:47 PM »

Fred,
Have I ever told you I love your signature? My favorite line of all time "The Old man dreamt of the lions."

After this week, I'll be dreaming about the lions forever.

Dream of the lions Ohana!
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2018, 02:51:17 PM »

Fred,
Have I ever told you I love your signature? My favorite line of all time "The Old man dreamt of the lions."

After this week, I'll be dreaming about the lions forever.

Dream of the lions Ohana!
Ron

Right, Ron —

Few folks really appreciate that book by Hemingway.  It is short, simple, basic life.

Only a true fisherman with the seasons of life under their belt will really understand...

An older gentleman I respected in my youth told me that he, in recalling his youth — was a lion.

I brushed off his comments until a couple of years ago — as I was recalling the “lion days” of my youth...

And I realized four things —

How did I ever do those things?

Why did I do them?

What did I accomplish and learn from those things?

How did I survive some of those lion things
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Then I realized that only by the Grace of God — a higher and more mature purpose based on helping others was the key...

Our memories recall the Lions of our Youth — and laugh at the absurdity.

Just my opinions.

Best,

Fred
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2018, 03:25:04 PM »

Very cool.
Especially since some of us experienced a bit of that simple life this week.
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2018, 03:35:03 PM »

Some of those incidents involved some fairly good sized pickups, some even with four wheel drive. You have to wonder what was going on. I know there are some slick ramps out there but you have to be smart.
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2018, 06:38:03 PM »

Nice compilation of real brainiacs! Including some of those doing the towing!  Shocked Geesh, hook to a bumper, grill guard or wheel? Obviously a good number of the people have never been around a cable or tow strap that has come loose or broken,.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2018, 11:37:50 PM »

Using the tow hitch as a recovery point also not best practice!
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2018, 03:12:58 PM »

Nice compilation of real brainiacs! Including some of those doing the towing!  Shocked Geesh, hook to a bumper, grill guard or wheel? Obviously a good number of the people have never been around a cable or tow strap that has come loose or broken,.  Roll Eyes

Indeed, especially in that first clip, all the people standing around a loaded strop made me quite uneasy. I've seen those things fail in an offroading context (admittedly, often while "snatching" with a dynamic strop) and the energy that is released is both spectacular and easily lethal.
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2018, 09:12:27 PM »

Thanks for the reply’s,  butt what the heck?  Most of these vehicles seem to be proper sized, bare asphalt. Sunny, and late model and shiny.....   just wondering.
    Boat ramps are a great place to avoid for the opening of trout season at most any lake in my opinion.
Just saying.
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2018, 12:18:20 AM »

Some people don't like to work and try to sling shot the boat off the trailer by giving it a little gas and then slamming on the brakes.  Not saying that's what happened.  The ramp's slippery and it's easy to skid a bit.  If you misjudge it enough to get the rear of the vehicle and gas tank under water the rear wheels loose traction and it all just slides down hill from there.
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2018, 06:33:45 PM »

I would say 95% of these are not engaging the parking brake then getting out to do something with the boat.
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2019, 06:37:29 PM »

Ok this is not a boat ramp oops,,,YouTube has this"turn is down for what,,,bikini girls boat crash remix"thay look like muppets it's just funny but not Grin
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