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Old 04-12-2006, 11:33 PM
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Oh yeah, Lucky Strike, jr. was there to witness the whole stupid event.....
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:36 PM
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Not boating related, but still a towing incident.
Had just purchased a GSXR-1100 years ago, and was towing it back from the dealership using my friend's Bronco. Driving down Rt. 21 in beautiful Newark, NJ, I'm going around a bend in the road and glance over to see my own bike passing me, trailer and all.
Turned out my buddy had lost the pin to his receiver, so he just used a large nut and bolt in it's place...which wasn't as strong as it needed to be.
All turned out ok, since the bike and trailer slid along and slowly coasted over to the curb. Nobody hit it, the bike stayed on and upright, and the only minor damage was to the trailer.
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:47 PM
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I really like the launch the trailer with the boat story, damn near peed my pants. Hey Steve H. from Longview WA, are you gonna be watching when they do the implosion on the old nuclear power plant on May 12th (i think) ? Some of the buds want me to take the Scarab out that day to watch the festivities.What are you running?- Jeff
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Old 04-13-2006, 05:23 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sydwayz
I'd buy some wheel CHOCKS (about 5 bucks a pair at WalMart):



I don't think CHUCKS are gonna do much good.

Thats what I meant... Thanks for not making too big of a deal of my f up. Wallmart model is what I use and they work great.
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Old 04-13-2006, 06:34 AM
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I have a Bass boat story,, just got a email with it attached (Ag!) I cant even look at it Its pretty gory..But I guess the Guy is ok.
Here it is..> >

This is an actual emergency room photo of a fisherman who lost control

>of his high-speed bass boat in West
> > Virginia.
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> Warden's believe that he was traveling at a speed of approximately 75
>mph at the time of the accident.
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> He was unable to negotiate a curve in the narrow waterway.
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> > Unfortunately for him, upon striking the shoreline and being ejected
>from the boat, he landed back end first on an old fence post.
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>You can probably picture what happened next, but the attached picture
>really says it all.
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>The good news is that after about 6 months, this man made a full recovery

>after suffering a shattered hip, broken leg, several broken ribs, internal

>injuries and soft tissue damage.
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>Doctors credited his recovery to the fact that the post lodged itself so
>tightly that there was little or no blood loss.
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>Now that's got to hurt!!!
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:38 AM
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Guy next door to me ,He thought he was pulling the hood release to hook up his electric winch to car battery.
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:42 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blownincome
I have a Bass boat story,, just got a email with it attached (Ag!) I cant even look at it Its pretty gory..But I guess the Guy is ok.
Here it is..> >

This is an actual emergency room photo of a fisherman who lost control

>of his high-speed bass boat in West
> > Virginia.
>
>
>
> Warden's believe that he was traveling at a speed of approximately 75
>mph at the time of the accident.
>
> He was unable to negotiate a curve in the narrow waterway.
> >
> > Unfortunately for him, upon striking the shoreline and being ejected
>from the boat, he landed back end first on an old fence post.
>
>
>
>You can probably picture what happened next, but the attached picture
>really says it all.
>
>The good news is that after about 6 months, this man made a full recovery

>after suffering a shattered hip, broken leg, several broken ribs, internal

>injuries and soft tissue damage.
>
>
>
>Doctors credited his recovery to the fact that the post lodged itself so
>tightly that there was little or no blood loss.
>
>
>
>Now that's got to hurt!!!
This one has been going around awhile. I work for the phone company and this was used as an example to wear your safty lanyard when in a bucket truck. They said this guy worked for the electric company and he fell out of the basket onto a pole.

Here is the rest of the story....

http://www.snopes.com/photos/gruesome/splinter.asp
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:52 AM
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Ok... I have a non boating one.

19 years old.
Brand new Yamaha Seca Turbo motorcycle.

Bring it home and park it in the driveway. Went for another ride. Put it in the garage.

Got it back out, but I had turned it around, facing down the driveway.

Didn't seem like the driveway was THAT steep.

Put down the kickstand, let go of the bike..... rolls forward, kick stand goes up... full fairing bike goes down on one side.

Yep... it left a mark alright.

(It's funny now.)
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Hell, I've done all the above except for the pole up my azz!
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Old 04-13-2006, 09:19 AM
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I have launched w/ out the plug, left the boat sitting at the dock while I went to park the truck... cut up my feet pretty bad running across the gravel parking lot in bare beet to get the plug,,, blub blub blub trying to reach under the swim platform to get the plug in and not drown...

I have launched a jet-ski without putting in the plugs,, rode around for about an hour came back to the ramp to get somethign from the truck and it sunk right on the ramp.

Used to keep the boat on the other end of my parents lawn, hooked the boat up and dragged it over to the drive way... got out and looked over at the lawn, ,,, oops forgot to lift the drive, could have planted a few rows of corn.. luckily I stopped before the skeg hit the drive way,, not a scratch..

I came home one day from a long day of boating, use to move the boat onto the lawn w/ my dads tractor, un-hooked the boat off the back of the truck, forgot to chock the wheel, boat starts rolling off the edge of the driveway directly toward a big tree at the bottom of the yard... luckily the trailer jack digs into the grass and stops it just before the outdrive is smashed into the tree, could have planted a few more rows of corn...
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