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    Astoundingly dumb driving

    Word fail me on this one, so had to post the video. No sound, no swearing, just one of the dumbest ****s you’re likely to see anytime soon - hopefully people like this stay clear of you these coming holidays...



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    People like that should NEVER be allowed to own a boat
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    Oh lord... Words fail me... I wonder if he has learnt his lesson?
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    I suppose the girl in the long skirt only wanted to help, but just imagine the carnage if a road train had come barrelling over that hill!

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    must of been a speed boat.
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    Wonder if the boat had a strap over the back of it holding it on to the trailer?
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    Assuming no one was injured?
    If so is a little analysis in order?

    First and this is probably the wrong fora for this comment, “that” boat got off lightly for what it deserves ideally it should have been ejected over the bridge into oblivion

    But more seriously

    Tie your bloody boats down to the trailer - gravity is not enough

    Also is there consensus that badness unfolded along these lines
    1/ old mate in the ute got past the two vehicles
    2/ came off the loud (16s) and gave a twitch to centre for the bridge
    3/ poorly balanced rig got the chubby checkers
    4/ being a boat trailer 99% probability override hydraulic brakes so no way to unilaterally brake trailer
    5/ no brake lights so maybe old mate was giving it to try straighten up and pull through

    BUT
    6/ narrow bridge nail in the coffin when rear guard clipped the rail
    7/ Getting back to previous point The fact the boat was held on with sticky tape may have saved him from roll-over. Rig was trying to roll the ute but when boat came loose all that torque went with it


    Certainly not a masterclass in small boat towing technique but a very fortunate outcome compared to what could have been

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjc_td5 View Post
    Wonder if the boat had a strap over the back of it holding it on to the trailer?
    Definitely No strap holding that boat down from what I can see in the footage, This would also have been a contributing factor in the prang But Hey the bloke was a Moron anyway and strap or no strap this was simply an accident waiting to happen.

    I imagine that a planning hull Will get a fair bit of lift from the air going under it at high speeds and the boat Not being strapped down to the trailer can only cause problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roverrescue View Post
    Assuming no one was injured?
    If so is a little analysis in order?

    First and this is probably the wrong fora for this comment, “that” boat got off lightly for what it deserves ideally it should have been ejected over the bridge into oblivion

    But more seriously

    Tie your bloody boats down to the trailer - gravity is not enough

    Also is there consensus that badness unfolded along these lines
    1/ old mate in the ute got past the two vehicles
    2/ came off the loud (16s) and gave a twitch to centre for the bridge
    3/ poorly balanced rig got the chubby checkers
    4/ being a boat trailer 99% probability override hydraulic brakes so no way to unilaterally brake trailer
    5/ no brake lights so maybe old mate was giving it to try straighten up and pull through

    BUT
    6/ narrow bridge nail in the coffin when rear guard clipped the rail
    7/ Getting back to previous point The fact the boat was held on with sticky tape may have saved him from roll-over. Rig was trying to roll the ute but when boat came loose all that torque went with it


    Certainly not a masterclass in small boat towing technique but a very fortunate outcome compared to what could have been

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    No one injured -Yep, close I’d say. Excessive speed during overtaking - down hill too - got off the loud pedal and once the wag stared it wasn’t going to stop. Boat not strapped down, brain certainly not in gear...

    Doesn’t deserve a licence - hopefully the Cops threw the book at him once the video was seen. Probably can’t prove speeding, but dangerous driving endangering life would certainly be easy enough to prove.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Doesn’t deserve a licence
    i agree however, how to safely tow trailer is not taught with a C class licence.
    i would like to see a trailer/caravan licence.
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