Missouri Yacht Fail

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by mjd4277, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    I was wondering, why was the boat almost half off the rear of the trailer? And what was there somebody up on it?
     
  2. Puppage

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  3. uncleal13

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    Boat was too big for the trailer.
     
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  4. buddyd157

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    the driver took the turn not wide enough, and the trailer went into the ditch.......dumb SOB
     
  5. buddyd157

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    yes, usually there is a person at the top of the boats, to ensure that they do not get hung up on over head lines, those guys usually have a fiberglass pole to move things out of the way.

    the boat most likely couldn't go all the way onto the trailer, due to the props?

    i certainly do hope the trucker and or his company, had oodles of insurance.....i'd want the boat toataled out, and get me another EXSPENSIVE one on his bill...!!!!!
     
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  6. mjd4277

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    Also on the video I think it was mentioned that one of the tires on the trailer went flat.
     
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  7. not4hire

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    "You're gonna need a bigger trailer."
     
  8. lovesthedrive

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    Tractor in front didnt know that trucks need a wider turn. Driver should have set his brakes and stopped the towing tractor.
     
  9. Chinatown

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    Yep, didn't swing wide enough.
    One time in Tennessee, southbound I-65, Exit 104, just past the exit, I pulled over on the shoulder for a quick pee break. Noticed a dent on top of the guard rail. Looked down into the trees and there was a cigarette boat sitting upright and no trailer. It was as if the driver didn't know he lost the boat.
    Hindsight is 20/20, I should have sold it on Ebay.
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