Like Tree0Likes

Ouch!..I lost a battle w/my winch.

Reply
Old 06-27-2004, 12:55 PM
  #1
Mod Squad Enforcer
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
Cash Bar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On the way to a PR near you
My Boats: 2009 Skater 3212- Mad Props-- 27' Conceot CC t/275VRods
Posts: 11,958
Default Ouch!..I lost a battle w/my winch.

I was unloading the boat yesterday w/ Lucky Strike Jr. and nearly took off my arm.

I backed the boat down so the stern was touching the water. I got out and went to release the winch hook so if all hell broke loose the boat wouldn't drag in the truck. When I turned the handle to release the lock pin the handle flew out of my right hand and hit me mid-wrist. It was spinning so fast it hit me 2-3 times in a split second. It immediately began to swell and turn blk/blue. I had to re-fasten the winch, pull the boat and head home. I got to the house and had to unhook the trlr., flush the motors and cover the boat. I did all this while applying ice and mainly using my left hand.

I went to the ER and waited 3 hrs. to get x-rayed and find out that it's not broken, but I do have some severe bruising and tendon problems. I got scripts for pain and anti-inflammatories so there is no way I'll miss my race this weekend.

I'm mainly pissed I can't boat today because the 'Gun throttles from the right.

Just a little whine session, and a reminder why my motto below never changes.

On the upside,I did find out that I have broken bone in my wrist from at LEAST 5 yrs. ago. Go figure!

Greg
__________________
Your OSO connection to great S. Florida Real Estate.
www.gregsellswaterfront.com
Cash Bar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2004, 01:42 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Roger 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Kankakee Illinois
My Boats: 1993 Cigarette Top Gun
Posts: 3,702
Default Re: Ouch!..I lost a battle w/my winch.

Sorry to hear of your accident. Just be glad that it did`nt hit you in the nads!

It could have ended up hurting your love life...you know....even worse than it has already.

Last edited by Roger 1; 06-27-2004 at 01:45 PM.
Roger 1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2004, 02:10 PM
  #3
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
lucky strike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
My Boats: Using LS JR. TG
Posts: 8,468
Default Re: Ouch!..I lost a battle w/my winch.

Greg,

Yeah, it sucked yesterday. If you want to put the boat in, I can throttle Seriously....

PS-Did that "thing" stop beeping?
lucky strike is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2004, 07:12 PM
  #4
Registered
 
blue thunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Pennsylvania
My Boats: 330 Carver 30' Scarab Panther 17' ProV Lund
Posts: 3,359
Default Re: Ouch!..I lost a battle w/my winch.

That is why I have an electric winch. Power on, power off. Never any spinning handle to wreck the day. Good luck,

BT
blue thunder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2004, 08:22 PM
  #5
Member #2 ....Jeeezz
Charter Member
 
cigarette1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Kicked to the curb
My Boats: Toy Boat - Toy Boat - Toy Boat
Posts: 2,345
Default Re: Ouch!..I lost a battle w/my winch.

Been there ... done that

In my case, it wasn't from the boat sliding off the trailer ... it was from the additional tension caused by the boat changing angels on the ramp. No breaks, but lots of bruising.
cigarette1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2004, 08:49 PM
  #6
Registered
 
frequentflyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Miami, FL
My Boats: 1998 Powerplay 25
Posts: 796
Default Re: Ouch!..I lost a battle w/my winch.

That's what happens with them heavy A$$ boats... Trade you for my 25 footer ?
frequentflyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2004, 08:52 PM
  #7
Registered
 
Shane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Niskayuna, NY
My Boats: 2009 FORMULA 292
Posts: 5,543
Default Re: Ouch!..I lost a battle w/my winch.

I hope you are well for next weekend. Feel better soon.

Shane
Shane is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2004, 08:56 PM
  #8
Mod Squad Enforcer
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
Cash Bar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On the way to a PR near you
My Boats: 2009 Skater 3212- Mad Props-- 27' Conceot CC t/275VRods
Posts: 11,958
Default Re: Ouch!..I lost a battle w/my winch.

Thanks for the "support".

The boat didn't slide, it happened as Gary said. Boat just changed tension on the trailer. I do this usually(not anymore) just as the stern starts to loosen up. Keeps the boat from dragging trailer, truck and my ego in the drink.
__________________
Your OSO connection to great S. Florida Real Estate.
www.gregsellswaterfront.com
Cash Bar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2004, 09:03 PM
  #9
Registered
 
frequentflyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Miami, FL
My Boats: 1998 Powerplay 25
Posts: 796
Default Re: Ouch!..I lost a battle w/my winch.

Sorry... Drinking and posting.. Feel better buddy... Those tendon injuries can be a B1tch... Lay off that hand and ice it...
frequentflyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2004, 10:37 PM
  #10
Moderator
Gold Member
 
ChrisK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Orlando
My Boats: Boatless... Damn...
Posts: 4,477
Default Re: Ouch!..I lost a battle w/my winch.

Was that your trailer, or the loaner trailer? Either way that sucks!.... So are you still going next weekend to Sarasota?
ChrisK is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
handfulz28
Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
5
02-26-2008 12:48 PM
bblythe
Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
0
06-11-2007 09:18 PM
Smitty
General Boating Discussion
6
01-17-2007 09:01 PM
Fightclub
General Boating Discussion
1
02-13-2004 03:18 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:56 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.