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Old 04-23-2009, 03:13 PM
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Makes u wonder wy they let the same guy transport the boats all the time ?!
Before everyone jumps to more conclusions, it has never been the same driver.
This particular instance invloved an outside person under contract by the owner of the boat.
Other than the fact that it's another Nor-Tech it had nothing to do with the company.
And yes it really sucks but it could have been worse.

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I do like the tape censor job on Nor-Tech. I believe there are rare earth magnets in the bottom of those boats, they always seem to be attracted to the ground.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:16 PM
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really?I guess if the skegs are just missing they are okay somewhere!

and again, why would you tow with props (much less 4 of them) on?
No sh!t. I own a Baja & my entire boat isn't worth what he has in propellers, but I take mine off while on the road anyway.
I don't get it.
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Looks like there are straps on it to prevent is from going forward (in a hard braking situation), but nothing to keep it from sliding back. There must have been something that snapped....no way you would strap a boat like that from going forward and not strap it for going off the back.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:46 PM
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I guess it brings new meaning to the term " Roadster". Just goes to show that you can never be too careful with weight. Once it starts to move look out.
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That really sucks
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:55 PM
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I feel bad for the owner.

Looks like the bunks were set up to have the bow high. The tounge with that truck also put the trailer on a slight upward angle. Then factor in new carpet on trailer and the underneith of the boat being near perfect. Then tuns of weight on the transom (4 engines/drives), all it took was a little acceleration with the truck and one inch of movement started the slide.
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:21 PM
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I think I am going to throw up as I was just on GOLD RUSH this weekend. That is so hard to look at.

But it's an accident, and it doesn't look like anyone got hurt so let's be thankful for that. And I am sure the truck driver, owner and manufacturer would appreciate a little less speculation.
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I do like the tape censor job on Nor-Tech. I believe there are rare earth magnets in the bottom of those boats, they always seem to be attracted to the ground.

Hey..103 uses for duck tape..MTI loves it too..


also is that or is that not carpet on there..looks like a hard surface when I blew the pic up..

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Old 04-23-2009, 05:19 PM
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really?I guess if the skegs are just missing they are okay somewhere!

and again, why would you tow with props (much less 4 of them) on?
Just read on another site that the outside skegs were removed at the factory as the boat only needs two.
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