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(YouTube)   Come for the morans trying to pull a pontoon boat out of the water. Stay for the guy finishing his beer before inspecting the damage to his truck   (youtube.com) divider line 43
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2014-07-12 11:09:30 PM
"Turn Down for What" and boat crashes seem to go hand in hand. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE-nfzcUiPk&feature=kp
 
2014-07-13 08:18:13 AM
I grew up around and working at boatyards.  A boat launch is no end of amusement.
 
2014-07-13 09:32:04 AM

Fear_and_Loathing: A boat launch is no end of amusement.


I'm sure I've provided my share, especially when the wind is blowing the boat into the ramp.
 
2014-07-13 09:33:53 AM
Wouldn't you want to finish your beer first if that happened to your truck?  I'd want a drink too.

And give the guy credit for not littering.
 
2014-07-13 09:39:21 AM
Probably shouldn't stand behind the trailer either.

/loves hanging out by the boat ramp
 
2014-07-13 09:51:38 AM
Recipe for boat recovery failure:


Wet boat ramp?
2WD vehicle?
Forgetting to latch down the tongue to the receiver?

Priceless...
 
2014-07-13 10:09:42 AM
Lol, I'll take your $10.00 dollars, shall I wait in the crane or the bulldozer, your choice..........  Honda Civic launching a 28' boat.
 
2014-07-13 10:13:31 AM

Enormous-Schwanstucker: Forgetting to latch down the tongue to the receiver?


And these...
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-13 10:13:46 AM
That's what the safety chains are for. I live in view of a boat ramp. I should put up a web cam just to share all the fun.
 
2014-07-13 10:44:19 AM
Ok, that was just a metric assload of stupidity right there.

Subby did not disappoint.
 
2014-07-13 11:58:54 AM
At that point, might as well finish your beer.  You're not going anywhere for a while.
 
2014-07-13 12:05:34 PM
It's actually a vehicle chained to another vehicle which is attached (loosely) to the boat trailer.  There is so much idiocy in that short clip that it must be in Alabama.
 
2014-07-13 01:17:38 PM

zenferret: Enormous-Schwanstucker: Forgetting to latch down the tongue to the receiver?

And these...
[img.fark.net image 374x263]


Dipwad probably thought his pair of Truck Nuts had higher priority.
 
2014-07-13 01:26:20 PM
Ooops.  Forgot to lock the tongue.

<CSB>  When I was in the Coast Guard, you could just about set your watch by all the trailer mishaps.  We had one guy towing our 22' Hurricane across a small draw bridge that caused the truck to bounce a bit.  He forgot to lock down that tongue and sure enough, the trailer tongue bounced right up off the ball.  Fortunately for him, he didn't forget to cross the chains and they caught the tongue.  He was incredibly lucky that tongue didn't drop into the grated draw bridge deck.  And most people don't cross those chains. </CSB>
 
2014-07-13 01:32:14 PM

lifeboat: <CSB>  When I was in the Coast Guard, you could just about set your watch by all the trailer mishaps.  We had one guy towing our 22' Hurricane across a small draw bridge that caused the truck to bounce a bit.  He forgot to lock down that tongue and sure enough, the trailer tongue bounced right up off the ball.  Fortunately for him, he didn't forget to cross the chains and they caught the tongue.  He was incredibly lucky that tongue didn't drop into the grated draw bridge deck.  And most people don't cross those chains. </CSB>


Always cross the chains, never cross the streams!
 
2014-07-13 04:27:29 PM
At least the fail happened on the ramp and not on the road home.

My friends and I always connect vehicles in series if one is struggling to pull something.

Two will work 99% of the time.

/ If you can't move it with three you need to reconsider the plan.
 
2014-07-13 05:17:56 PM
As someone who will be regularly putting boats into the water and pulling them out (for work), what other pieces of useful information will I need?

I already know:
Keep the exhaust pipe out of the water
Lock the tongue
Cross the chains
Right water depth, trailer, boat, truck size
 
2014-07-13 05:25:38 PM
God Damn Obama!!!
 
2014-07-13 05:28:13 PM

INeedAName: As someone who will be regularly putting boats into the water and pulling them out (for work), what other pieces of useful information will I need?

I already know:
Keep the exhaust pipe out of the water
Lock the tongue
Cross the chains
Right water depth, trailer, boat, truck size


Two things I can think of off the top:

1.  If possible, know where the ramp ends. You may be able to see the ramp end if the water is clear enough.  In some waterways subject to varying water levels, lower water means you go further out on to the ramp and some ramps actually have a sudden, blunt ending that will drop off down to the natural bottom of the waterway.  I've seen trailer tires fall off the backs of ramps before and the trucks can't get them out without help.  Again, this seems to be an issue more when the water levels are low.

2.  On steeper ramps in particular, but any ramp, really, watch out for slick growth (seaweed, algae) that will cause the tires to spin under load.  And speaking of which, vans and pick-ups (with RWD) are notoriously bad at pulling loads on slick ramps.  Oh, and if you have 4-wheel drive, use it when pulling and launching.
 
2014-07-13 05:34:22 PM

zenferret: Enormous-Schwanstucker: Forgetting to latch down the tongue to the receiver?

And these...
[img.fark.net image 374x263]



Oh yeah, forgot about those! Good catch.

TV's Vinnie: zenferret: Enormous-Schwanstucker: Forgetting to latch down the tongue to the receiver?

And these...
[img.fark.net image 374x263]

Dipwad probably thought his pair of Truck Nuts had higher priority.


Well, they are cool so there is that.

/has pulled quite a few stuck 2wd vehicles off boat ramps.
 
2014-07-13 05:52:23 PM

State_College_Arsonist: At that point, might as well finish your beer.  You're not going anywhere for a while.


*IF* that is a beer.. he'd best get the can the hell out of the truck bed or some assheaded pig will DUI him and make it out as all his fault.
 
2014-07-13 06:22:45 PM

TheMega: State_College_Arsonist: At that point, might as well finish your beer.  You're not going anywhere for a while.

*IF* that is a beer.. he'd best get the can the hell out of the truck bed or some assheaded pig will DUI him and make it out as all his fault.


Was thinking the same thing.

/ Hiding the evidence is an important part of getting away with things.
 
2014-07-13 06:24:02 PM
In Arizona, that sudden drop-off at the end of a concrete boat ramp indicates the start of the dirt road leading to the lake.
 
2014-07-13 06:27:39 PM

lifeboat: Ooops.  Forgot to lock the tongue.

<CSB>  When I was in the Coast Guard, you could just about set your watch by all the trailer mishaps.  We had one guy towing our 22' Hurricane across a small draw bridge that caused the truck to bounce a bit.  He forgot to lock down that tongue and sure enough, the trailer tongue bounced right up off the ball.  Fortunately for him, he didn't forget to cross the chains and they caught the tongue.  He was incredibly lucky that tongue didn't drop into the grated draw bridge deck.  And most people don't cross those chains. </CSB>


I cross the chains when hitching up a trailer because I saw someone else do it the first time I rented a trailer.  Had no idea why, but now I do.  :)

In hindsight ... if I'm taking a trailer on the road I should know the how AND why for such things.

I also saw that twisting the chains shortens them so they don't drag ... is that good/bad?
 
2014-07-13 06:44:18 PM

Bob The Nob: I also saw that twisting the chains shortens them so they don't drag ... is that good/bad?


I would certainly get them off the ground so they're not dragging, but I wouldn't twist them any to do so.  I would shorten them by removing a link or three just to get them off the ground (but not too short, of course, because you don't want them to tighten up in sharp turns).

Now, I'm not a metallurgist or anything, but I know that any type of twist or bend in a line will actually reduce its breaking strength.  I'm going to guess the same applies to chains and that's why I wouldn't twist them any.
 
2014-07-13 07:16:12 PM
Florida chuckles...
 
2014-07-13 07:43:22 PM
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2014-07-13 07:52:27 PM
I can't see any chains at any point but the trailer switch is clearly in the up position after the crash
 
2014-07-13 08:04:15 PM
I have seen this almost every weekend for 20 years. Our ramp is free and made of wood. One of the guys has a special extendo-trailer and tries to launch 30+ footers off. I often have seen 3 vehicles in series (1&2 to tow and 3 a tractor to pull them all out). I worry so much about chain or cable snapping . Half the time I see if I can help the other half, I grade them on a scale between 1-5. Its funny and sad. But most of the folks do kinda shrug it off.
 
2014-07-13 08:46:31 PM
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2014-07-13 09:25:37 PM

waybackfark: That's what the safety chains are for. I live in view of a boat ramp. I should put up a web cam just to share all the fun.


Please do.  As someone who doesn't own a boat and likely never will, for some reason I find these videos to provide no end of amusement.
 
2014-07-13 10:16:49 PM

INeedAName: As someone who will be regularly putting boats into the water and pulling them out (for work), what other pieces of useful information will I need?

I already know:
Keep the exhaust pipe out of the water
Lock the tongue
Cross the chains
Right water depth, trailer, boat, truck size


Use the parking brake.
Make sure the boat is secured to the trailer.
No drinking.
Don't hook one vehicle to the other by the tie rod (steering rod)
 
2014-07-13 10:37:29 PM
Why do you cross the chains?
 
2014-07-13 10:43:18 PM

LadySusan: Why do you cross the chains?


If the trailer tongue comes off the hitch ball (as it did in the vid), the crossed chains form a cradle that will hopefully catch it before it digs into the ground. Also, it facilitates shaper turning. If the chains are connected straight across, the outboard chain could become taut (if they're short enough)and restrict a turn.

Also, in some states, it is required by law.
 
2014-07-13 11:10:21 PM
Beer guy gets props from me for composure. He didn't charge out and start yelling at the idiots.
He just downed his drink and counted to 20.
 
2014-07-14 01:52:12 AM
I'm thinking he counted to about three grand.
 
2014-07-14 01:56:30 AM
It wouldn't be a boat ramp without hecklers.

We take you now to the legendary Site 6, on Lake Havasu.
 
2014-07-14 09:39:58 AM
Wouldn't you finish the beer first?
 
2014-07-14 10:24:51 AM

studebaker hoch: It wouldn't be a boat ramp without hecklers.

We take you now to the legendary Site 6, on Lake Havasu.


That was okay, but this was one of the related vids from yours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aoSRH9Ddhs

Funny Canadians....2 pickups, 1 Ford SUV and 2 tractors launch a boat.
 
2014-07-14 11:03:37 AM
I don't Trust Lake Folk 
- they have small hands , always farkin drunk and smell like rotten fish and seaweed

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2014-07-14 12:50:32 PM

rooftop235: "Turn Down for What" and boat crashes seem to go hand in hand. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE-nfzcUiPk&feature=kp


TDWFfail is a thing?? I think I've found my favourite hashtag. Thank you
 
2014-07-14 01:27:21 PM

INeedAName: As someone who will be regularly putting boats into the water and pulling them out (for work), what other pieces of useful information will I need?


Learn how to back up. Seriously, go to a big empty parking lot somewhere and practice.

Here's a video of the ramp closest to me on a weekend.
 
2014-07-14 05:32:39 PM

gfid: studebaker hoch: It wouldn't be a boat ramp without hecklers.

We take you now to the legendary Site 6, on Lake Havasu.

That was okay, but this was one of the related vids from yours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aoSRH9Ddhs

Funny Canadians....2 pickups, 1 Ford SUV and 2 tractors launch a boat.


Heh - there's a song for that:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDY6bWT5oTM&feature=kp
 
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