Crash at the boat launch....

1Ganger

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So i have a question for you all. Have you ever seen anyone crash at the boat launch? i found this very funny incident that happen and it got me thinking...
I have seen some close calls and even a few people slipping off the dock in the water. But NOTHING like this lol how about you?


I'm sure it was a very expensive fix.... does boat insurance cover stupidity? :ambivalence:
 

Andy Bav

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So i have a question for you all. Have you ever seen anyone crash at the boat launch? i found this very funny incident that happen and it got me thinking...
I have seen some close calls and even a few people slipping off the dock in the water. But NOTHING like this lol how about you?


I'm sure it was a very expensive fix.... does boat insurance cover stupidity? :ambivalence:

Not a crash, but seen someone scratching their head at Torquay as their stern didn't float off the trailer as they had left their tie down straps on...
 

ProDave

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this is my favourite

BoatLaunchFail.jpg


There must be more to it, surely nobody would actually be daft enough to drive in forwards?
 

itchenseadog

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Had an occasion years ago. We were launching a 40ft motor boat after a long refit and a major engine overhaul. Tne boat was lowered into the water but held in slings whilst all skin fittings were checked. The overseeing surveyor, a well known Hamble River character ( now deceased), decided to start the engines and somehow put them in gear with a fair amount of throttle. The result was that the boat surged forward and crashed into the end of the dock punching a large hole in the bow. Naturally the surveyor denied it was his fault blaming it on a faulty throttle cable adjustment which was subsequently proved not to be the case. The surveyors insurance paid out after it was established that the boat was still in the charge of the yard and the surveyor was not authorised to start the engines
 
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