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freddyray 05-09-2009 01:03 AM

a bit of trouble with the wind
 
friends of mine they were towing down to Kentucky lake and had pulled over due to high winds. The high winds pulled the boat off the trailer and this is the result. these are well experienced sailors who have towed this trip often.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3312/...b6b17e3abf.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3660/...312e3dee29.jpg

sailingdog 05-09-2009 01:36 AM

ouch

imagine2frolic 05-09-2009 07:51 AM

Blown off the trailer? Wasn't it strapped down? I see no trailer nearby, or sitting on top?......i2f

freddyray 05-09-2009 08:33 AM

don't know as I was not there, but I have sailed with these guys for years so I cannot imagine it not being strapped down. If the wind was sufficent it might had broken the buckles or s hooks. I will be talking to them today. We are going sailing, but I guess we will have to use my boat.

timebandit 05-09-2009 08:38 AM

There are people that believe that the boat's weight is enuff to hold it on the trailer and a strap is not necessary.:rolleyes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by imagine2frolic (Post 484215)
Blown off the trailer? Wasn't it strapped down? I see no trailer nearby, or sitting on top?......i2f


freddyray 05-09-2009 08:43 AM

I do know that but not these people.

timebandit 05-09-2009 08:56 AM

I'm thinking the boat must have rolled a couple of times.

Six big guys to strap the trailer on the boat and then roll it over.

freddyray 05-11-2009 11:56 PM

after talking with them over the weekend and seeing the trailer the boat was securely fastened down. The wind basically straigtened out the s hooks when it took the boat. the trailer was turned on it's side, but once the boat left it the wind was not interested in the trailer.


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