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Sad sight

Sat, 2019-08-24 21:10

I always find it a bit sad when you see some ones pride and joy in a position like this, just where do you start to get it back on the trailer, that is if the trailer is undamaged. To me if the trailer is ok then it's a crane job.

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That first boat would would

Sun, 2019-08-25 12:39

That first boat would would have been a combination of high COG being a small Ali boat  with centre cab and also taking corner too fast. Second forgot the safety chain?

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 that big boat certainly

Sun, 2019-08-25 13:17

 that big boat certainly looks like it will be a big job to get on the trailer. im guessing speed would be a factor in both big one taking off too quick. 

hear about this sort of thing too often


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Big ones' a Bar Crusher

Sun, 2019-08-25 18:17

 Hope they didn't forget to put the safety chain on, and were totally reliant on the Bar Catch.  Brake, boat moves forward, catch disengages, accelerate, boat rolls off. Simples.

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Mon, 2019-08-26 08:13

I wonder if the guy in the first picture went into dans for a nerve relaxer 

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 You would mean the boat

Thu, 2019-08-29 10:31

 You would mean the boat latch , not boat catch , they dont disengage.


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No, the Bar Catch

Thu, 2019-08-29 16:17

 I was referring to the proprietary Bar Catch system useed on Bar Crushers

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Not really likely

Thu, 2019-08-29 20:04

thats not how they work - to disengage you have to actually change from the retrieve position to the launch position. It’s not something that can “just happen”. Even if the boat moves forward, the catch cannot “disengage” if it’s still in the retrieve position. 

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As has been proven before

Thu, 2019-08-29 20:37

 That system relying on a cheap bit of bungee cord is not failproof, even when left in the retreive position. I do understand how they work, have used both the bar catch and the boat latch system. Anyway, whatever he was relying on, dumped him. So either

1) he was relying entirely on the bar catch system, forgot to put the safety/winch on, and it disengaged/failed, or

2)  he had the safety/winch strap on, and the bar catch in launch , and the safety/winch strap failed, or

3)he had all three systems on, and they all failed 



or 4) none of the above   Did his winch post fail or front eye bracket pull off/through? I guess we'll never know.