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Old 04-24-2009, 12:10 AM
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:30 AM
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I think the last cat that came off the trailer actually had the slick plastic runners on top of the bunks because the boat was so hard to load due to shallow ramps.

I don't get surprised by, or sad about, these incidents anymore.
My new trailer has them, and when I picked it up, the salesman warned me, he said a lot of customers dont think about that, now I NEVER unhook from the winch before backing down the ramp, or even move it around the yard unhooked for that matter.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:53 AM
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Ouch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:25 AM
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Is there a reason why there is tape on the side of the boat covering up where it says Nor-Tech?
It was a clever attempt at trying to hide the identity from the media.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:06 AM
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It was a clever attempt at trying to hide the identity from the media.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:26 AM
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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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That is too bad and hopefully we can all learn. I just replaced my three year old straps because they were showing signs of wear and getting a little weathered. They are too cheap to take chances with. I have five straps on plus the winch cable and lets face it in a bad situation anything can happen.

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Old 04-24-2009, 11:08 AM
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OOPS Straps come in handy
Any suggestions as to where one could obtain some good quality American made straps?
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:53 AM
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It was a clever attempt at trying to hide the identity from the media.
Why would they cover that up? It's not Nor-Tech's fault that it fell off the trailer and with as many people (boaters and non-boaters) that are going to see it in the news it might be some good free advertising. I think most people will look at it and see one bad ass boat. Similiar to when someone wraps a Ferrari around a light pole and they show it on the news, it doesn't make people want a Ferrari any less. Like the old saying...Any publicity is good publicity.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:31 PM
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whoever was drivin the twuck shoulda got a little time out....don'tcha think?
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:22 PM
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Seems to happen way to frequently down here.

Must be all the sunshine.
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