Port Moody Boat Launch Follie

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by Chasin' Dreams, May 15, 2019.

  1. Chasin' Dreams

    Chasin' Dreams Well-Known Member

  2. dmurph

    dmurph Well-Known Member

    That person is lucky to be alive
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  3. walleyes

    walleyes Crew Member

    So many things wrong there.

    Some people should stay off the water, way safer for them and everyone else.

    No patients or sympathy for stupid, it pisses me off is all.
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  4. BCRingo

    BCRingo Well-Known Member

  5. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    Almost needed a foley.
  6. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

  7. Chasin' Dreams

    Chasin' Dreams Well-Known Member

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  8. Damien

    Damien Well-Known Member

    Towing capacity of an Outlander PHEV is 1500lbs.

    Even that small Bayliner + trailer is over that. DRY its gotta be a 2500lb package.

    I beleive they have push button break thing, not a mechanical break. I wonder if that let loose while he was in the boat.

    The Outlander also has an 'auto hold' that ONLY works when the drive's seatbelt is on. For when you are at a stop light on a hill, you can push the button beside the parking break button by the shifter that will hold you from rolling back.

    I wonder if he didn't make his mistake there. Something like he hit the autohold instead of the ebreak and away she went...
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
  9. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    He started pulling it out with the trim down. Got out to trim it up leaving the car in neutral with the e-brake on. When he picked up the leg he lost the traction it was providing and down he went.
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  10. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    I've seen that 'getting clipped by the truck door when jumping out' trick on Youtube before he's lucky he wasn't seriously injured.
  11. brutus

    brutus Active Member

    so many people towing over weight with the wrong rigs for the job,see it all the time on the roads,you want a big boat or trailer make you have the tow rig you need to tow it safely,few years back coming back from port albernie,a guy was towing a 26 ft aluminum pilot house with twin 250 in the back with a Toyota Tacoma the rear bumper was almost touching the ground,not sure how he made it going up the hump as I pass him way before at the bottom
  12. walleyes

    walleyes Crew Member

    I don’t think that’s the leg dragging that’s the engine running,, what a goof.
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  13. Chasin' Dreams

    Chasin' Dreams Well-Known Member

    Friend of mine was there and described it as it was the leg dragging on the concrete. I thought it was the engine running too when I saw the video. Maybe it was both.
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  14. pescador

    pescador Well-Known Member

    Can you imagine how unsafe our waterways are with incompetence like this. His boat launch skills are likely an indicator of his skill as a captain on the water.
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  15. 1marko

    1marko Active Member

    My daughter saw the whole thing unfold.
    He was pulling out. Heard the damage
    Being done. Hastily applied the e brake
    And proceeded " on the sloped ramp"
    to lift the leg but this was holding the
    Rig in place .
    Situations like this go undocumented
    All the time. Past the point of no return
    And a hail Mary Noooooo...!
    Is proclaimed.
  16. Sangstercraft

    Sangstercraft Well-Known Member

    Sucks. Also sucks that it made the news. Nothing adds more salt to the wound than public humiliation.

    A lot of us are lucky to have grown up around boats and had dads that showed us how things work. Imagine getting into boating completely green, without knowing how things are supposed to be done! There'd be screw-ups! Like this poor guy.
  17. BCRingo

    BCRingo Well-Known Member

    Totally agree with that.
    The only positive aspect is that he’s still alive. Poor guy.

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