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Old 10-02-2009, 06:05 PM
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You need to write a book man! "Gino's Adventures"
How about a movie.
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Wow. Must have been a big suitcase.
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We use the aluminum trailer in Florida. Too much of a pain to find a crane to put launch us with the tilt. I have 3 of my guys on it. We are still going to try to make it. The worst part is the truck. The left side of the bed buckeled.
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Call me and i'll let you use my truck and the deck boat. Registered 42 mph on the gps. You will enjoy seeing all the scenery at SARASOTA.
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Good luck, Gino. Hope it works out.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:27 PM
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The good luck turned bad. I had 2 of my guys working on re-attaching the tongue so we could get the boat back to the shop. The were putting a 2.5" square steel tube into the 3.5" broken AL square. My main guy Carlos that handles all the boat stuff for me was working on the tube and the other guy which has only been working for us for 1 day was taking apart the old broken tongue. Not sure exactly what happened but the tounge shifted and the new guy lost 2 of his finger tips.
He's a good ole county boy and wanted to wrap his shirt around his hand and keep working. I had them drag him to the ER. When I got there his fingernails were in the street. I can't believe this happened to this poor guy on hos first day/
I called him tonight to see how he was doing. He appologized for not finishing the job and said if i give him one more chance he will never let something like this happen again. OBVIOUSLY he is not from south Florida. Normally they go to th lawyer first, then the ER!
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no way this has got to be an early april fools...finger nails...good one
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no way this has got to be an early april fools...finger nails...good one
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Damn, be thankful it happened there on not on the road.
I certainly agree with that!! Can a gooseneck be welded on that trailer? If it can you might think about that. I much prefer towing on the axle than the bumper.
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Talk about lucky! You got to be very happy that the damage the bed was the only damage.

Do you have any close up pics of the old tongue and the broken beam? It looks waaaay to weak, on the pics, to handle that kind of weight! Especially if it's aluminium...
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all i can say is WOW it can only happen to you Gino
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