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If You Hit Something Hard Enough

So I've always wondered what would happen if things went bad on the road, would my 196 go through the Jeep, over or around... I'm not sure if this is typical but I would take it over the "through" option.

'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski - KD Platinum



  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,701 Mega Baller
    He's going to have to back that truck pretty far into the water to float that boat off.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,197
    Judging solely by his shorts, this may not be his biggest problem
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
    ***Robbed out of Hundreds of Panda Worthy Posts***
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,661 Crazy Baller
    Maybe he was going to drop his trailer off for some service???
  • OTFOTF Posts: 327 Crazy Baller
    Maybe the boat should look into this as a consumer price break, who needs a trailer anyway??
  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,827 Mega Baller
    A little bit of tip rise there. Need to bring that baby down a bit!
  • OTFOTF Posts: 327 Crazy Baller
    Done correctly it looks like this
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,759 Mega Baller
    First guy hauls his snowmobiles the same way.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • dbutcherdbutcher Posts: 344 Solid Baller
    What would have happened if that trailer had had different front loading equipment (like Ram-lin trailers use), and the stern had been securely tied down to the trailer?
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,701 Mega Baller
    @dbutcher, I suspect the tongue would have detached from the hitch ball and the trailer tongue would have rammed through the tailgate. I say this because I've seen a minivan with a trailer rammed through its back doors. The boat was still on the trailer.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 868 Mega Baller
    Its a Bayliner no great loss!
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,408 Mega Baller
    Bay liner owners are the most dangerous on the water, land doesn't look much better.
    I do wonder what our bow stops would do for us.
    I also think his truck box may have saved his life. Imagine the tracking fins coming through :#
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,588 Mega Baller
    Do bay liners have tracking fins??
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,668
    Tracking would not be part of the Bayliner desgin brief. That would add cost.
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski - KD Platinum

  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,454 Mega Baller
    I/O boats do not have tracking fins regardless of if they are a bayliner or not.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,408 Mega Baller
    No they do not. Our boats do though
  • jalamajalama Posts: 33 Baller
    I had an AWSA approved I/O with a tracking fin... '87 Sanger TX.
  • ntxntx Posts: 828 Crazy Baller
    In 1980 my dealer (pine lake in Michigan) made a special trip to the master craft faculties in tenn to pick up my new boat. About 50 miles from home the boat got launched off the trailer and the nose went thru the rear window of the pickup and hit the driver in the back of the head. He spent several days in the hospital. Factory had to build a new boat for me. Took about three weeks out of the already short Michigan summer.
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,396 Historical Baller
    edited June 2016
    Our ski club in NH had Ski Supreme and MasterCraft in various years. The MasterCraft
    trailer didn't have a good positive stop like a Nautique trailer, just an inclined rug-covered
    board. Bad design.

    2 of the club members took it out to the pond and brought it back. Next time I went out
    with another club member, we launched, and the boat went clunka-clunka-clunka.
    The underside gear was pretty much wrecked, and it was obvious that the prop had
    chewed into the trailer, when they over-powered the boat onto the trailer.

    The older scumbag club member claimed no knowledge of what they did. The younger
    guy later became an accountant, and eventually admitted what they did. Fortunately,
    another founding club member owned a marina and got the stuff fixed. We stupidly let
    the both of them back into the club the next year.
  • spicolispicoli Posts: 127 Baller
    I wish some of the landscapers
    and others could see why there unsecured crap will go threw there window a lot easier than thay think.
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