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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    Well, at least it's metal, and not 'glass. Nice boat 'n motor.
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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    Yepper, Just crank it on.

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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    Bummer.............!

    Thats what the safety chain is for.

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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    Probably more dents to the ego than to the hull...

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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    O.K. Honey, I'm done practicing, let's go to the lake.

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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    I have seen this done on a steep ramp with a roller trailer, but never on a level surface. It seems someone didn't check things before he left the driveway.

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    "I really thought we could float it in that pot hole."

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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    ''Damn global warming, there was water there last week...''

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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    LOL! "Who moved the lake?!"

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    "I read on iBoats that with a roller trailer, you can keep the whole rig out of the salt water. That Home Cookin' was right!"
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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    This is what the safety chain is for. With no safety chain and a dodgy winch, this guy would of been in the same situation even if it was a bunk trailer. In fact if it had good bunk system with a proper silicon coating and not just 2 pieces of timber covered in carpet he would of lost the boat quicker. Boats slide off silicon bunks very easily....

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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    That poor fella looked around making sure no one saw him....I bet he don`t even know he is on the internet....and the person that took the picture is LTAO

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    "...well, yessir it is legal to tow a boat in this state. But, we do require that you put it on a trailer." - Jeff Foxworthy
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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    well at least he didnt drag the skag. But I bet is in the future.
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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    Quote Originally Posted by foodfisher View Post
    Yepper, Just crank it on.
    Waited until reading the whole thread to respond to this post:

    Ayuh, just crank 'er on. No harm, no foul.

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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    You know I was really nervous putting my boat in the water the first time I didn't want to make a fool of myself at a busy ramp. Why didn't I think of taking a practice run first!

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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    Looks like they got confused and tried to do a "Bubba Test" like Triumph boats did.
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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    GPS was wrong again.

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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    Safety chains!!! We don't need no stinkin' safety chains!!!
    Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about!

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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    Not a fan of roller trailers for this very reason, I'll take my bunk with no silicone please. If it wont slide on easy your not backed down far enough. That sliding thing is a two way road, some just learn the hard way. I have seen more than one roller trailer and boat at the ramp with bad concrete rash, use the safety chains, and life stays good regardless of what your rig sits on.

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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    So he forgot the rear straps and the safety chain. I call him an idiot but his wife was probably rushing him. At least the motor was up.
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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    Imagine what could have happened if he got to the freeway and was doing 60 mph.
    Doesn't bear thinking about.

    No apologies for getting serious on this thread but the guy is an idiot and irresponsible.
    Simple safety checks, totally ignored.

    I wonder what he's like on the water........
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    Good thing the motor was trimmed up.
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    Default Re: One of the many benefits of a roller trailer...

    Quote Originally Posted by marcoalza View Post
    I wonder what he's like on the water........
    Maybe this was God's big hint that he needs to take up golf. 'cept people like that don't usually take hints.

    Although I think we all have to say, "there but for the grace of God go I" (not getting all religious; it's a famous saying meaning it could happen to anyone). He may have had the boat off in the yard working on it, or other reasons to unhook, and got distracted. If you can honestly say you have never forgotten to latch down the trailer tongue, then it's just a matter of time that you will. All the laminated duplicated prominently posted check lists can't stop all mistakes.
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