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Old 04-14-2005, 10:01 PM
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I was on Lake Travis last weekend and saw this Nor-tech out running. It is an awesome boat, and the owner seemed to be driving it very carefully. A friend of mine called me right after the boat came off the trailer. He said the owner was very upset about it. The winch strap just broke, and off it came! So, use your straps front and rear from now on, I know that I will!
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:08 PM
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Before I bought the Formula I took a pair of 10,000lbs 2 inch straps and cut them to about 5 ft. for use as rear straps. Always been paranoid about losing a boat and this just confirms my fears!
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Old 04-15-2005, 12:31 AM
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First, I feel the pain, and when i saw those pictures I almost fockin puke. Salesmanship summed it up, Fastboats/Randy had nothing to do with it. Driver error, maybe with no straps in the back. But who would guess that the front cable would brake. We all know also that it was not from over exceleration, it was a Ford pulling it. I pull my 36 from the ramp to storage or even home without the back straps, NOT ANY MORE. If the owner is reading this I truly feel for ya!
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Old 04-15-2005, 06:34 AM
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"MAN!, We dusted that guy off the green didn't we. It's like the boat isn't even back there....."
LOL, thats got to be the funniest line in the whole thread....

Hate to see any boat in the street... We see lots of em down here

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Old 04-15-2005, 10:39 AM
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I always use my straps...front and rear!! I stop and check them after a few miles......just to be sure!!!
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Looks like the angle of the bunks and the slide goop that was put on allowed it fall off the trailer. My cat the bunks are flat and even if the cable and ties were not on I can pull it out of the ramp un-hooked. About the only way my boat would fall off is if I were upside down in the ditch. "Love my Myco"

Lower housings, props, and some light bottom work and that boat will be like new. That boat will be just fine after is repaired.

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it happens..
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I was on Lake Travis last weekend and saw this Nor-tech out running. It is an awesome boat, and the owner seemed to be driving it very carefully. A friend of mine called me right after the boat came off the trailer. He said the owner was very upset about it. The winch strap just broke, and off it came! So, use your straps front and rear from now on, I know that I will!
I was on Travis as well for the Baja Poker Run and snapped a pic of this boat. The guy seemed like he did not have a clue!
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Old 04-16-2005, 12:11 AM
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I was on Travis as well for the Baja Poker Run and snapped a pic of this boat. The guy seemed like he did not have a clue!

that is usually how it starts.....
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I was on Travis as well for the Baja Poker Run and snapped a pic of this boat. The guy seemed like he did not have a clue!
I think he just got his first clue.........
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