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Old 08-04-2008, 02:38 PM
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i dont think he is a member but he is a friend of a friend. he had just bought the boat about a week before this. he was pulling it with a f250
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I'm guessing the blow-out was a rear tire on the tow vehicle......loosing one tire of 6 on the trailer shouldn't have done that.
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Tounge latch is down,maybe it was sitting ontop of the ball??

Man that sucks,glad the OK!!
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i was told that the trailer had blew two tires of right side???
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I'm guessing the blow-out was a rear tire on the tow vehicle......loosing one tire of 6 on the trailer shouldn't have done that.
I would ythink it had to be the tow vehicle too. I've lost 1 of 6 tires twice and besides some swaying nothing really more. Was easily able to slow it down and pull over safely. Never had a blow-out on tow vehicle though

Last month I was towing when I lost a bearing on front drivers side of a triple axle, was able to pull over before I lost the rim, and then ratchet strapped (more like about 4 straps!) the axle up to the trailer 'I' beam and limped home with 2 wheels on one side and 3 on other side.
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looks like an older 357...sad to see those pics..
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It doesn't get much worse than that...
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I know the boat very well. It recently sold, and was on a 353 trailer. Because the 357 is significantly longer than the 353, it was sitting way too far back and likely blew one of the rear tires. It's a shame - especially for the new owner! Hope nobody was hurt!
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It's usually not one incident that leads to an occurence like this. Most times it's several.

F250 is marginal at best on something that big. Someone mentioned it's a new boat for the owner. Maybe not much experience on towing a boat of this size?

For the transom straps to have broken they would have been mere decorations. A 2" 10K strap would have held. All they have to do is hold the trailer onto the boat's bottom.

Pretty obvious it jacknifed. Why? I'd suspect trailer brake issues.


I've been in that exact situation so I know how it feels. It's a sickening feeling.
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