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post #18 of Old 08-18-2012
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Re: Trailering a Pacific Seacraft 34

I was an insurance adjuster for a little while. One of my claims involved a guy who had just bought a boat and was towing it home. He had searched for the boat for 5 years before he found it 800 miles from home. It was right at the limit of what his truck could handle. He called his wife before he entered the area that I covered and complained that it felt a little bit squirrely when he tried to slow down on hills. Our county has a legendary grade right in the middle of it. When he tried to slow the rig, his truck began fishtailing, jack knifed, and he plunged down a 300' hill, truck, trailer, and all.
I had to go visit him in the hospital.
His neck was broken and he was paralyzed. I told him "I'm glad you're alive" and he said that he wasn't, he wished that he'd died.
There wasn't a single part of that boat left that was worth salvaging. Not even the ignition switch, the key was broken off.

Hauling a heavy load takes experience.

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