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#12596312 - 01/26/18 09:13 AM Re: How not to pull your boat out of the water. [Re: ChuChu1]
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Sure I know.

Go run your vehicle over a set of scales and find out how much weight is ont he front and rear axles. Pulling something like a boat with little tongue weight it will still have probably significantly more weight on the front axle than the rear. What do you think weighs more the engine and transmission of a car or your boats tongue weight?

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#12599953 - 01/29/18 08:21 AM Re: How not to pull your boat out of the water. [Re: ChuChu1]
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Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
I watched a guy at Fayette last week pulling his boat out. He was driving some kind of front wheel drive intermediate SUV. When he started out, he floor boarded the gas pedal and smoked his tires for at least a full minute before he stsrted to move up the ramp. When you give too much power to the wheels and they spin, you aren't helping matters. Give it a slow throttle and be patient. Smoking the tires make you look foolish.

One of the funniest and yet saddest towing incidents I ever saw was at Fayette. A guy in a brand new decked out suburban was backing down the park ramp and got his trailer off the edge of the ramp. He high centered the trailer on the ramp and got stuck (two wheel drive). He eventually asked someone’s help and they hooked a tow strap to the front suspension, only to yank off the entire ground effects setup going up the ramp. That was probably a $2500 yank.
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#12602691 - 01/30/18 04:17 PM Re: How not to pull your boat out of the water. [Re: ChuChu1]
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I have pictures of a guy launching a sailboat with a diesel Ford pickup. For whatever reason he backed too far down the ramp and when the sailboat slid off the trailer, the bed of the truck floated and the truck was slipping on down the ramp. He was standing in water almost to the window of the truck trying to hold it from going deeper. Someone finally got a chain and hooked to him and pulled the truck out. The diesel engine never died and was still running. The pics I have show the exhaust bubbling in the water. This happened at Park Prairie ramp at Fayette.
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#12602693 - 01/30/18 04:18 PM Re: How not to pull your boat out of the water. [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Sure I know.

Go run your vehicle over a set of scales and find out how much weight is ont he front and rear axles. Pulling something like a boat with little tongue weight it will still have probably significantly more weight on the front axle than the rear. What do you think weighs more the engine and transmission of a car or your boats tongue weight?


It's all in the leverage. He was pulling a full sized bass boat.


Edited by ChuChu1 (01/30/18 04:19 PM)
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#12602753 - 01/30/18 04:58 PM Re: How not to pull your boat out of the water. [Re: ChuChu1]
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#12602754 - 01/30/18 05:00 PM Re: How not to pull your boat out of the water. [Re: ChuChu1]
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#12632655 - 02/17/18 08:42 AM Re: How not to pull your boat out of the water. [Re: ChuChu1]
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Years ago, used to set up a couple of chairs at Elephant Butte Lake and it never failed to be entertaining. There are a lot of people walking around us with no brains or sense. The ramp is wide and long at the state park, even saw fisticuffs a time or two....

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