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Old 08-08-2009, 10:47 AM
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It's definately a twin engine, you can see the tie bar in the pics. My guess is it was a 35 on a nice Myco blue steel trailer. Can't tell for certain, but since it's still somewhat on the trailer; it looks like it took a pretty solid collision to rupture a tank and create that damage. I don't know where the fuel tank access caps are on that boat, but it may have just compromised said cap; which would make sense close to the batteries. It ripped the winch right off the stand of the trailer--another example that the just the winch connection is not good enough; as you should have a safety chain and/or forward bow straps--NOT that it would have saved the boat, just emphasizing that the winch was ripped clean off.

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Reggie will post on here later letting you all know that the fountain was still out front after the incident!!

Terrible accident.. Hopefully the guy makes out ok with it.
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I know the boat and owner. I've not been able to talk to anyone, was anyone hurt?
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:28 PM
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If the pickup that is involved was indeed the tow vehicle they might have some issues with insurance. It appears to be only a 1500. I figure the boat/trailer must weigh 12-13K, which no 1500 that I know of is rated to tow. Just glad everyone is ok.
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If the pickup that is involved was indeed the tow vehicle they might have some issues with insurance. It appears to be only a 1500. I figure the boat/trailer must weigh 12-13K, which no 1500 that I know of is rated to tow. Just glad everyone is ok.
My triple 42 does not weight 12K
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:02 PM
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Either way if it happened to be a 35, a 1500 truck should not be pullin it down 75 period.... My 32 on the trailer & half full of fuel is over 10,000lbs weighed it myself
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From what a cop friend told me they where on the way to Put-In Bay and swerved to miss someone and still hit another car. The boat came around and partially came off the trailer on top of a car and the fire started. Noone was hurt, but alot of vehicle and boat carnage. There's alot of construction there and it has a lane shift from 3 to 2 lanes. There's an accident every other day there.
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Wow. I know the boat and owner very well. Glad he wasn't hurt. He just put new engines in that thing less than a month ago.
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My triple 42 does not weight 12K
Not picking a fight, but wanna bet?

On the trailer, full of fuel, full water tank, and all your gear, anchors, tools, spare parts, condoms, handy wipes; etc etc.

Fountain website says late model 42-Twin weighs 11,400 dry. Then add fuel and all of the above and at least 2000 lbs. for a trailer.

Run through the scales and you will be surprised.

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