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Old 05-19-2017, 03:57 AM   #1
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Thoughts on this set up. Never seen anything like this. Can't imagine it's not too heavy. Or an accident waiting to happen
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:23 AM   #2
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Did you actually see this? Maybe it's an empty hull. hope wherever they are going there is a lift to remove it. No, wait. He could just unstrap it and then make a quick stop. It would come off then.


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Old 05-19-2017, 06:29 AM   #3
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It was on 84 in PA the other am. Complete boat. Looked like 18-21' bow rider inboardoutbord the out drive was off so maybe no motor but heavy none the less. Was on some kind of rigged up ladder rack system. Hanging off both ends of the truck by a few feet. Had to be top heavy. I passed it as quick as possible.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:40 AM   #4
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It looks like a marine transport company truck (without the trailer with the other three or four boats)... There's no prop (if it's an inboard) or no transom unit (if it's an I/O). The Four Winns boat factory is down the road from us and we regularly see rigs similar to this with one, two or three boats on the truck and more on a trailer being towed behind the truck. Often the "truck loaded boats" are angled toward the cab, but riding on a "headache rack" above the gooseneck coupler is also a common means to carry "one more boat".....

Certainly, it's not a "sport fisherman on his way to the lake".....
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:18 PM   #5
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Lmao, can't believe some of the things you see on the road....amazing!

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Old 05-22-2017, 12:23 PM   #6
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There is a company that makes that system

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Old 05-22-2017, 12:50 PM   #7
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You know, I don't know if that's ingenious or an accident waiting to happen. As far as I'm concerned I'm more with the latter and would much prefer a trailer.
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Old 05-23-2017, 06:14 AM   #8
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It was designed so you could pull a travel trailer also. I have also seen the truck pulled by a motor home with the boat. I would think it would be like putting a slide in camper in the truck as far as payload
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Saw this the other day and wondered if it's the same thing. An accident waiting to happen.




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Old 06-06-2017, 12:14 PM   #10
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Eh.. The outboard weighs around 90 lbs and 14 foot john boat, about 140 lbs. That's really not much up there, even though it looks significant on that poor Ford Ranger. Behind the Vacationer, not much aero drag. I'd only question how well strapped down it is in the event of a "sudden" stop and forward motion.

I mean it can't be much, it's not like you're going to find a crane to put a 14' John boat in the water.. So it'll take a few "well educated" adults and an appropriate amount of beer.
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