red neck launching a boat

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by bertho, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. bertho
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    bertho bertho

  2. Petros
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    Petros Senior Member

    cleaver, saves the cost of a trailer, hitch, all the lights and wiring. seems it would shorten the lift of the hull.
     
  3. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    can they make one of those in a 45 footer ?
     
  4. IMP-ish
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    IMP-ish powerboater

    Phew!
    I was afraid you had video of me at the ramp last summer bertho! :p
     
  5. Manie B
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    got to admit when he says "I'll take it" I was in stitches :D
     
  6. powerabout
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    always surprised me how little damage there is when gelcoat goes down the road
     
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    Roplene molded polymer
     
  8. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    I was thinking just the same thoughts . Have seen a couple of glass boats that came off trailers and was amazed at how little dammage it did to the boat , sure scratchs where it skidded along the road but once it hit the grass nothing just green stains . :eek::D:p
     

  9. powerabout
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    yes we did a lot of insurance work at the marina I did my apprenticeship at in Melbourne so saw many trailer accident victims.
    Usually whatever stopped the boat did the damage and not the road rash

    We also suppied the boats to Crawford productions who made all the OZ drama TV and movies with boats from about the 70's on till old Hector died ( who also had quite a fleet of toys)
    Film crew and boats....plenty of work, some accidently some on purpose
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_Productions
    http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=crawfordhec
     
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