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UW Stouts Boat sunk

UWStoutSkierUWStoutSkier Posts: 13 Baller
edited November 2016 in Other Stuff
Hi everyone,

I am president of the UW Stout Waterski Team and in the first week of November our 1998 Malibu response hit a log while going 25mph (thankfully not pulling a skier) and ripped of the drivetrain and sunk in 9ft of water while being pulled back to the launch. We are dealing with insurance and the boat is claimed as totaled. If anyone would like to help out some fellow skiers and donate to the team to help get a new boat it would be much appreciated and anything counts. We will be doing lots of fundraising to make sure we have a new boat to ski behind in spring.

Thanks for all the support

gofundme.com/donations-for-new-boat


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  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,687 Administrator

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  • skiinxsskiinxs Posts: 460 Crazy Baller
    Wow, sorry to hear that. I tried to donate but it said there is a problem with your gofundme account, you should fix that asap! Did it go completely under? I thought all Malibu's had positive upright flotation.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,018 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I couldn't get to the gofundme site either. We live in Eau Claire, and I pass your site quite often. I was never entirely sure who owned it, but now we'll drop in over there and say hi.
    Scott Calderwood
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,059 Mega Baller
    Let us know when your GoFundMe is back up. I'm happy to help. I'm sure we can hit your goal pretty quick.
    Can we stipulate, no putting monkey bars on this one? ;)
    Than_BoganMISkierRazorRoss3BlueSki
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,121 Mega Baller
    The link in the post is wrong - directs to facebook. This one works
    https://www.gofundme.com/donations-for-new-boat
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • skiinxsskiinxs Posts: 460 Crazy Baller
    @oldjeep Yep, I found that link earlier, but when you try to donate it has a pop-up that reads "campaign not ready" and states that the owner needs to do something on the account.
  • UWStoutSkierUWStoutSkier Posts: 13 Baller
    Thank you so much guys! Sorry about that, I was unaware. When I signed into go fund me, it wanted updated/more info to the account. It should work again now! Yes our team owns our boat not the school, we also own our own jump, slalom course, and most equipment. The school helps by funding us for boat gas, some tournaments, and limited equipment. We do a lot of fundraising and it shows. With the help of you guys and everyone else who has donated, the insurance money from the boat, and more fundraising we will be able to buy a newer boat by spring. Thanks again we really appreciate!

    https://www.gofundme.com/donations-for-new-boat

    WishKeith Menard
  • UWStoutSkierUWStoutSkier Posts: 13 Baller
    No the boat did not go completely under, the bow kept above water all night while the stern was sitting on the bottom of the lake, then we got it out the next day. When talking with the certified boat appraiser, I asked about how they are supposed to float. He said boats under 24ft do not have to have enough flotation to keep it above water but they should atleast keep part of the boat at the surface. In this case the enclosed bow did its job.... although at the rate it was sinking, we though the whole thing was going to the bottom
  • UWStoutSkierUWStoutSkier Posts: 13 Baller
    Our boat was pretty empty when it sunk, just 4 people in it. We had been bare footing, thankfully no one was when it hit the log
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,321 Mega Baller
    edited December 2016
    For Midwest teams don't rip the monkey bars. Attracting wakeboarders can be a big part of recruitment and high pylon can be useful for teaching people to get up. It sucks for the slalom wakes but pays for itself.
    oldjeepUWSkierUWStoutSkier
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 898 Mega Baller
    Thanks guys! This is my alma mater.
    RAWSki
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 898 Mega Baller
    Local fisherman found the dead-head that did in the poor Sporty. Check out this carnage. Direct hit! No wonder she went down.

    image

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    ChadWKdinger838UWStoutSkierJack Kinne
  • DrBongDrBong Posts: 2 Baller
    That prop shaft looks incredibly straight for how much damage is on the rear end.
    UWStoutSkier
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,121 Mega Baller
    Needs a teak platform for folks to set their drinks on.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
    BrennanKMNMISkier
  • AndreAndre Posts: 986 Crazy Baller
    Great looking !
    Somewhere on the net,there's a pix of a MC that was turn into a salad bar!
    UWStoutSkier
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,687 Administrator
    Is one of the airguide pilot pickups broken? If so how are you sure how fast you are drinking?

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    oldjeepWaterSkier12UWStoutSkier
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 898 Mega Baller
    That's the most UW-Stout thing I've seen in years.
    oldjeepWiscoSkierWoodySkier
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,121 Mega Baller
    Yeah it isn't really doing anything to dispel the common perception of Stout - but who cares ;)
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,254 Mega Baller
    @UWStoutSkier , That’s what you learned your first six years in college??
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
    aupatking
  • keithh2oskierkeithh2oskier Posts: 412 Crazy Baller
    Needs a buff job and some chrome exhaust tips to shine her up. But a great job none the less.
    UWStoutSkier
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,307 Mega Baller
    @Drago His last six were much better!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
    Dragoaupatking
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