Originally Posted by Bobthebuilder
Ouch ,that hurts even to look at Kinda like watching eye surgery.... Bob you won the prize
You still running B-Max's???
Wow, that's what ya call a BAD DAY!Originally Posted by Bobthebuilder
I'd say that was at least a $45K mistake...
Hopefully you had insurance.
...looks fine to me..always complaining...
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No B Max after that. When I had my current NT built I spec'ed out No. 6 drives. That boat originally had bravo's on and I blew up lots of those - kinda disposable like you know, then I went to XR's and chewed up a bunch of them, then went to B Max and killed all three of those on the rock as you can see. My driving is way too agressive for that light stuff and now the new boat with the no. 6's are standing up ok.Originally Posted by Strip Poker 388
I think I hold some kind of record for number of blown drives in the 18 months I owned that boat but that is a whole other story ! LOL
Close. $50K and insurance paid. Or maybe I should say I am still paying in the form of higher premiums.Originally Posted by Panther
Yea it did. i got it to a ramp and water got to the motors. gen set was under water. Got the motors out and apart with no damage. But now i have bigger motors to go back in.....Originally Posted by Strip Poker 388
I almost hit a piling in my fish boat after a storm. The piling was floating just under the surface but still drifting. The barnacles and crud on the lower end kept it in a near upright position just inches under the surface.
I bet that the vibration from the bad prop did it. I've seen that happen before. I was suspecting that to be the case as i read the thread and confirmed my suspicion when Strip reported the prop problem.
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We have a lot of dredging out in the big lake (MI) sometimes the pipes break free, are not marked will or just plain driver error but these 3ft dia. pipes that are 6"s thick can clear your transom in a heartbeat It happens every year at least once a year but can be often if one breaks free after a storm. One time a tool overloaded a barge with 8ft logs, over 1000 of them. His barge capsized in a storm and they all went into lake MI near Leland and Frankfort, a big patch. These were just floating and bobbing on the surface, like a deadhead. Warnings went out but it was impossible to avoid them. I am sure the damage from them were huge.
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