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#12375389 - 08/06/17 09:41 PM Boat Accident....
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#12375392 - 08/06/17 09:43 PM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
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I know it's old but have a couple questions about it.

What did they do wrong and how to prevent it?

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#12375395 - 08/06/17 09:45 PM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
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Seen this before but it ALWAYS a great reminder to wear a life-jacket and USE a kill switch. DO IT!!
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#12375396 - 08/06/17 09:45 PM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
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More boat in the water to hook but more boat to keep it gong straight...

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#12375397 - 08/06/17 09:46 PM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
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If memory serves me, and I could be wrong here, something went wrong with their steering and he couldn't turn the wheel.
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#12375401 - 08/06/17 09:47 PM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
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Originally Posted By: crankn101
I know it's old but have a couple questions about it.

What did they do wrong and how to prevent it?


Service you boat and check it might help. But mechanical failures happen.

They lost their hydraulic steering and the motor cocked hard right
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#12375410 - 08/06/17 09:53 PM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
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I see. I just thought thy hooked a wake while trimmed up to high or something.

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#12375412 - 08/06/17 09:54 PM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
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They said they lost the steering but you can see the wheel jerk in the video. He was trimmed up to high. Went over the wake and the prop lost it's bite and dropped the nose and the boat spun around. The hard turn sent the steering arm hard against the stop nut and broke it.

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#12375421 - 08/06/17 10:03 PM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
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#12375422 - 08/06/17 10:03 PM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
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Who knows. It's a triton that's their first problem
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#12375432 - 08/06/17 10:10 PM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
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Should have stayed in it. When he dropped power the nose hooked. They claim mechanical failure but pictures never surfaced.

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#12375540 - 08/06/17 11:58 PM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
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Definitely bow hooked. That's probably what broke the steering.
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#12375789 - 08/07/17 08:57 AM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
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Interesting that several boats went by without stopping. I'm assuming they didn't notice two people swimming by their boat.

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#12375875 - 08/07/17 09:45 AM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
T Bird Offline
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You have one single 14mm bolt with lock nut connecting your hyd. steering to your outboard. I'll guarantee you that if it fails at high rate of speed the boat will snap right faster than you can react.

Just checked mine (12 yrs. old, no salt water) and noticed corrosion on threads coming thru lock nut. Will be replacing it immediately!

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#12376041 - 08/07/17 11:43 AM Re: Boat Accident.... [Re: crankn101]
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They said it was a hydraulic steering malfunction and it allowed the motor to turn hard with no control at the wheel to stop it.

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