Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 03 March 2014, 18:26   #1
GED
Member
 
GED's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: CONWY/CORFU
Boat name: The Full Morty II
Make: Air Craft/Shakespere
Length: 8m +
Engine: Etec 300hp/Etec150hp
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 603
boat falls off trailer

Boat fell off trailer at the weekend in Anglesey and makes a mess of a car….
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	BoatSlip-web-6767962.jpg
Views:	923
Size:	42.6 KB
ID:	91766   Click image for larger version

Name:	BoatCrash2-web-6767960.jpg
Views:	1187
Size:	48.0 KB
ID:	91767  
__________________

__________________
GED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2014, 18:28   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Royal Wootton Bassett
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8,020
They were lucky! Isn't that a pac 22 or similar? And is that a mini?
__________________

__________________
whisper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 March 2014, 01:52   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucestershire
Boat name: Osprey
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-tec 300 G2
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,013
Looks like the trailer parted company wit the tow vehicle went into the red car and the boat was catapulted down the road.... The red car was lucky it was not a more direct hit!
__________________
---------------------------------------------------
Chris Stevens

Born fiddler
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 March 2014, 02:29   #4
Member
 
SteveHall's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Lancs
Boat name: Beretta
Make: Ballistic
Length: 6m +
Engine: 175hp e-tec
MMSI: 235035778
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,719
RIBase
Anyone know what actually happened?

I hope everyone was OK after!
__________________
Steve
Member of S.A.B.S. (Lancashire Division)
https://www.justgiving.com/blind-sailing
https://www.facebook.com/rib.beretta/
SteveHall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 March 2014, 03:29   #5
Member
 
biffer's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: swanwick/hamble
Boat name: stormchaser
Make: custom rib
Length: 8m +
Engine: inboard/diesel
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,848
This is a good argument for chaining them on to car instead of breakaway cable, it was handy that the boat wasn't more secure on the trailer and jumped out the way so to speak, I would say from my experience that the boat wasn't tied down properly, there wasn't a breakaway cable to deploy the brakes, if there was any, the trailer jumped off the tow vehicle, the pics tell the rest
__________________
biffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 March 2014, 04:49   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Make: RIBTEC 655
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yam 150
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,157
It's an argument for trailer MOT's and basic licensing, which should help stop this - We had one at the marina last year when the trailer collapsed before it even got to the main road.

I sold a RIB to a bloke who only ever clipped it on with the winch strap, an old one at that, never even bothered to tie the back down, even after being told, fortunately he's sold it now.
__________________
thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 March 2014, 05:02   #7
RIBnet supporter
 
nugent's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bromsgrove
Boat name: Kick-Ass !
Make: PAC/Artic 22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 250hp Yamaha
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 3,387
Quote:
Originally Posted by biffer View Post
This is a good argument for chaining them on to car instead of breakaway cable, it was handy that the boat wasn't more secure on the trailer and jumped out the way so to speak, I would say from my experience that the boat wasn't tied down properly, there wasn't a breakaway cable to deploy the brakes, if there was any, the trailer jumped off the tow vehicle, the pics tell the rest
Use 6mm stainless rope my self with a loop to the tow ball in case of this type of event
__________________
˜™
MY BIGGEST WORRY IS THAT MY WIFE(WHEN I"M DEAD)WILL SELL MY TOY'S FOR WHAT I SAID I PAID FOR THEM.
nugent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 March 2014, 05:14   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Once witnessed an 8+m Enviroment Agency Humber with twin Hondas that had punched through a cornish hedge ( granite and earth 3/4ft thick) and left a vee shaped hole.

The driver of the LR 110 tow vehicle had given it a little too much on a long straight very near to wear I now live. The whole rig had gotten into a death weave, the Landy fell over and the boat was thrown off of the trailer and speared through the hedge.

It would've taken a good few ratchet straps to've kept that lot together.

Driver looked well concerned when I tootled by.
__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 March 2014, 05:32   #9
Member
 
Trailer Guy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Hampshire
Boat name: Altea 2
Make: Narwhal
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90 Mariner
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 855
Quote:
Originally Posted by biffer View Post
to deploy the brakes, if there was any
I spy, with my little eye.... no brake cables going from the back of those suspension units, to a compensator....someone disconnected their brakes, per chance...

think you may be right there Biff
Trailer Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 March 2014, 06:18   #10
Member
 
biffer's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: swanwick/hamble
Boat name: stormchaser
Make: custom rib
Length: 8m +
Engine: inboard/diesel
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,848
My boat trailer has a drop pin hitch, it won't ever jump off, if you look at my boat there is a chain holding it to the trailer, look at the MacRib that also has a chain holding it on, it's a habit I have, I try to do things with the thought in my mind, if it's going to happen it will at the worst possible time, I try to limit those times
__________________

__________________
biffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:13.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.