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THIS SUCKS!!! boat accident in okc, 38 formula

Old 08-04-2008, 10:25 PM
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not lucky at all!
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by zdek View Post
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!
Add to this, perhaps there was not enough tongue weight due to the undersized tire, and it could start fishtailing. I've blown a tire on a two axle trailer at highway speed, and the it was a non-event. I just coasted down as you would with any blowout, and pulled over. The remaining tire kept everything under control.

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Old 08-05-2008, 09:01 AM
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About 5 years ago I had my left rear tire on my truck blow out while towing down I-95. It sounded like a shotgun blast and i saw rubber fly across the highway. It was scary stuff and all i was left with was about 2 inches of rubber sidewall on each side of the rim. Scary stuff. I got lucky and was able to keep it under control. Did i mention it scared the crap outta me?
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:10 AM
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Looks like all the mexicans were able to escape out the forward hatch!
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:36 AM
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I think it was Sydways who posted a pic of his straps. They look like overkill until you see something like this. He reminded all that not only do the straps have to hold the boat down but they have to prevent the boat from becoming a missile aimed at the back of your head.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:41 AM
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Must have def. been a tow vehicle tire blow, none of the trailer tires look shreadded like the ones I have seen blown out in the past.

That trailer is beat up on that one side.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:54 AM
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned speed as a possible contributing factor.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:54 AM
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There was an accident in Ohio last summer- a Topgun slid on wet bunks, went over the towing truck and hit another vehicle, killing the driver.

Straps would have prevented that.
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:03 AM
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i wonder why the trailer jack is down?? its even bent like it had been down the whole time? seems suspicious? am i wrong here?
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:50 PM
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Thankfully there was a large grassy area on the side of the highway. If it would have been a 2 lane w/o a shoulder it might have been alot worse. I'm glad everyone is OK!
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