Dude launches trailer and DURANGO (pics)

Discussion in 'LOCAL GEORGIA TALK' started by jafacman, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. jafacman

    jafacman New Member

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    I have on the scene coverage of this catostrofic mistake made by a local late-nite angler labor day morning at 4:00 am :crazy:...Wore-out and trying to get himself home he makes a common mistake...A grim reminder to all of us to set that emergency brake or this could be you...:embarassed:
     

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  2. CarolinaCatJack

    CarolinaCatJack New Member

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    In the immortal words of John Boy (of John Boy and Billy)....."How'd that turn out?" Pictures really ARE worth a thousand words. Thanks for the post and the pics. You're right....a VERY grim reminder of what can happen!
     

  3. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    that will make a long tripe a lot longer.LOL
    thanks for posting the pics.:smile2:
     
  4. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Thats about like the time I saw a guy taking his brand new bass boat out without hooking the strap to his boat. He gassed it up the ramp and his boat landed on the concrete.
     
  5. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    Heres your sign ............L

    bet his insurance company likes him.
     
  6. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    Wow, that makes for a real bad ending to a long night.
     
  7. catfishtonyd

    catfishtonyd New Member

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    Was the fisherman ok? Really make me feel bad to see something like this happen? What lake did this take place on? I've seen this almost happen before when the driver of the truck didn't take it out of reverse when backing the trailer in. When the boat was loaded the driver just took is foot off the brakes and hit the gas. Opps.
     
  8. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Thanks for the post brother, it is these little reminders that keep all of us on our toes and thinking straight when on the water. I would have hated for that to be my truck!!!

    I was doing a river cleanup here in Iowa, some guy had launched his boat and was trying to park his truck and trailer, well going 45 in reverse with an empty trailer was interesting... :eek:oooh: Jackknifed that pretty good, not once, but twice, and them proceeded to get himself stuck in the road and mean while yelling and screaming and peeling tires..... IDIOT!!!! :wink:
     
  9. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    Good pics, but you have to feel bad for the guy. I hope he had full coverage insurance!
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the pics. "That would leave one with an all WET feeling".
     
  11. kennylee

    kennylee New Member

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    That almost happened to me 2 weeks ago.

    We were getting off the water after fishing and my wife was having a real hard time backing the trailer down the ramp, so I beached the boat and walked up to her and asked if she want me to back it down,she said yes, so I opened the door and she jumps over to the passenger side without setting the brake.

    Lucky it didn't catch me flat footed and I was able to get my foot in and smash the brake before getting ran over.
     
  12. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    wow,i bet that woke him up in a hurry.
     
  13. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    wow...I have lost some gear to the water over the years but:eek:oooh:....I'll never complain again about losing hooks and bobbers to snags!
     
  14. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Sure hate to see that happen.
     
  15. jafacman

    jafacman New Member

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    Hey TONY... Everyone was OK here... This happened on Lake Tobosofkee in Macon Ga.... They said that he wake up the campers beside the landing with all the screamin and cussin at his cellphone...He found his truck with his anchor from the boat and the dive/rescue team got the tow strap under it... From the look of this dudes face I dont think he was covered(liability)...Just plain LOST 8 grand... I didnt put the guys pic on cause I felt he been through enough...I aint never seen this in real life before and i hope to NEVER again..:sad2:
     
  16. catfish9

    catfish9 New Member

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    that is wild I hope it reminds us to be alert when we are out all night fishin for the monsters
     
  17. CarolinaCatJack

    CarolinaCatJack New Member

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    Dang skippy....I know I'm tired after a long night of fishing. That's why I like to take my partner's truck and boat.....:eek:oooh:

    This is so strange.....I'm hangin' out on the Georgia forums more than I am the South Carolina's. Y'all can't have me ALL to yourselves now....LMFAO!!!!
     
  18. AirForced->1

    AirForced->1 New Member

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    Hey yall hear about the car that can run on water? Well that aint it!!!!
     
  19. fishnvince

    fishnvince New Member

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    Fished a tournament on the upper Potomac River acouple months ago. Around midnight we were heading to another spot and we passed the launch area where there was a white van in the same spot up to it's windows only dirrerence boat was on the trailer and flloating. The wrecking crew was standing by to pull it out. That will ruin a good trip
     
  20. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    If you could see OUR ramps, you can understand how that could happen. (ask BassMassey) Our ramps on our section of the Pee Dee are LONG, some 60 or 70 YARDS, and at about 40 degrees of angle. Sometimes if the river has been up, and then falls again, it leaves thick mud on the ramp. If you back down too fast, your wheels will slide when applying the brakes. If not careful, you can easily end up in the river with your truck. That being said, I do not see any reason at all this should have happened at this particular ramp in this thread. Just no excuse whatsoever for this to have happened here. People never cease to amaze me. We used to sit at busy boat ramps on a Sunday afternoon just to watch the yahoos, load and unload boats. Quite amusing to say the least! I hate that this poor soul lost his rig, but there was no one to blame except himself and his own negligence.
    Bill in SC