Sunken Treasure - Boat launching no-no

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 19:36
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This happened at the St Leonards (Bellarine Peninsula - Geelong Victoria) boat ramp last weekend. Looks like he will need a snorkel!

Wouldn't that break your heart?



Looks like a 3l Truckster.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 19:50

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 19:50
If it's a Nissan NO
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 19:52

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 19:52
What dya think it is Des?
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Reply By: disco driver - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 19:52

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 19:52
One way to look at it.

"At least it's had a good wash"

Seriously:-- What a bugger.

Hope it never happens to me.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 19:53

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 19:53
I hope it happens to Des Lexic ahahahahah - not really
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 14:53

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 14:53
I have a snorkle and a Yota so no problems here Mr Bonzarelli.
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Reply By: Gob & Denny(hampton park vic) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 20:03

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 20:03
almost looks like a troopy to me wheres miss juicy????
he,s the expert on them

steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Adam S (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 20:18

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 20:18
Not a Troopy.

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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 22:55

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 22:55
Not there and you'll keep. (LOL)
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Reply By: giffo - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 20:13

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 20:13
Expensive crab pot !
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 20:46

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 20:46
thats 5 minutes from me, happens a bit, and it can be a great laugh spending the dsay, with esky, watching them try and back down, and then recover the boats, especially on a long weekend.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 21:06

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 21:06
I know a Queensland based Surf that nearly got that far in Warranmbool a few years back. Just a slippery ramp and a heavy boat.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 21:40

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 21:40
I see they're spending $300k on the boat ramp at Warrnambool, about time
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 22:34

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 22:34
Bonz, I drive down that nice steep one at boat bay with my kayak. Its better than a $300k one ;-))))
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 15:53

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 15:53
Thats not steep, we walked down it... thank christ we didnt fall over while walkin down it.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 16:11

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 16:11
Coulda pushed you Bruce, but would have given you a crash helmet first.;-)))))))
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 16:47

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 16:47
fawk woulda needed more than a crash helmet...
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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 22:56

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 22:56
Tempted to say its a LWB MQ
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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 23:02

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 23:02
How long did you hang around Bonz ?

If it was an MQ, he would have driven straight out when ready.....hehehe.

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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 22:57

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 22:57
Ok you all things 4WD experts

What make and type of vehicle is that sucker.

The roof line looks like a GQ to me. Would that be correct.

Whatever it is - it's seriously nasty.


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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 15:55

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 15:55
Whole thing looks too round to be GQ.. I'd say GU.. Probably a grenade.. lost all power pulling empty boat trailer out and rolled back.
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Reply By: Gerhardp1 - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 00:36

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 00:36
It's one way to get a good price for an old 4by with a stuffed engine :) (and apparently poor brakes).

Where's the boat/trailer? The trailer at least would have jack-knifed and should almost be twisted up enough to be visible.
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Reply By: Member - Pedro the One (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 01:34

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 01:34
Been there ... done that !!!

Full sympathy from me ......... when it happens there is usually not enough time to do anything constructive ' cause it happens when you least expect it .... if ever you could !!

Mine was retreiving my Hartley TS16 from a Barron River ramp in Cairns with my trusty Nissan Urvan.

Brakes gave way ??? we think and the whole kit and kaboodle slowly, then ever-so-fastly, slid silently into the deep !

Boat floated casually off to the side still tethered by it's painter, luckily, and the Nissan ended up at about 30 degrees, submerged to the top of the dash !!

The faithful Beagle was swimming around in circles in the back of the van and my Beagle Alsation cross was sitting in the drivers seat, mostly submerged, as though he was in full control.....

While I was calmly holding on to the bullbar to arrest progress into the river and the Mrs. was pulling at the rear to stop the Nissan from floating away downstream [ the river was flowing, of course !] my mate clambered in through the open sunroof and released the dogs .... who swam safely to shore !!!
Fortunately, the ONLY OTHER vehicle in the area had towing strap and we managed to get the vehicle back up onto the hard.

Laugh about it now .... but the sphincter was really tight that day !!! Especially tight, on account the Barron River is notorious for it's frequently large "snappers !!"
As in 'Romancing the Stone' snappers !!

Towtruck duly arrived, delivered it to the repairers and $7000 later .... all was well !

Insurance paid .......and that vehicle is still running around in Cairns TEN years on with nary a problem [resulting from that episode anyway.]

What a grand vehicle that was ......... and a Nissan to boot ??
Got a Troopy now .... it don't get no better .....

I never found out the real cause of the dunking ....... the dog swears on a stack of bones that it wasn't him !

And SWMBO was not in the vehicle at the time, neither was I, but the lesson was learned ....... the driver stays in the vehicle at the ramp ALWAYS .




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Reply By: madfisher - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 13:14

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 13:14
I am at a loss to work out how this can happen. I am carefull not to get my wheel bearings on the boat trailer wet. Seen a chap in once with water coming in the back doors of his 4wd . Being lazy backed in way to far, panicked and got wrong gear. Couldnt believe it when I seen it.
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Follow Up By: Ozboc - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 08:59

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 08:59
thats fine for a trailer with rollers and/or a tilt - but when you have a ski boat - you have to totally submerge your trailer to float your boat on and off ...... here is a pic of my boat ---- note the flat rails


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Reply By: Ozboc - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 08:48

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 08:48
Im always paranoid about this when i launch my boat - hence the reason i never leave the engine running ---- handbrake on HARD - and left in first gear so that if the handbrake does go -- then it will only slowly creep ( if at all ) when its in gear.

but on a side note ( talking silly things at boat ramps )


seen a guy drop his boat on the boat ramp ( about 3 meters short of the water - he was perplexed as to how it happened - after it was pointed out to him that it does not happen to us ski boat owners as we have solid rails under the boat and NOT rollers like he does on his trailer - therefor he needs to have his boat still on the winch cable until he is in the water !!! - Obviously seen how fast we can launch a boat and thought he could do the same .

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Follow Up By: madfisher - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 10:50

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 10:50
Seen the same thing at Chifley dam years ago. Chap was reversing down ramp, srossed it up a bit , touched the brakes and the hole lot finished on the concrete. I now have teflon on the slides and it does not take much to slide off. ON a steep ramp put a wrap of rope arround the post to control it.
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