03-05-2011, 10:36 AM #1
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- Beaumont, Texas
Be Careful when Borrowing Mom's Mercedes to tow your ski!
Maybe they are new to the sport and have not learned that you should use the hand brake.
03-05-2011, 12:36 PM #2
I still don't get the whole car/tow thing. Expensive lesson there.
03-06-2011, 12:43 AM #3
IMO this happens when people cant pay their bills Ive had a close call pullin out a 35ft offshore boat on a steep ramp, Was with a F-150 FX4 and slid back about 5ft but never pullin a seadoo
03-11-2011, 09:40 AM #4
03-11-2011, 01:25 PM #5
Oops, that won't be good for mom's premiums. I saw a guy lose an Escalade EXT at a local ramp launching a little 20' open fisherman. I didn't see how it happened but when I walked up all you could see was the grill & bubbles.
03-11-2011, 05:31 PM #6
The lake is definitely deeper than the gene pool that guy swam from.
03-14-2011, 04:13 AM #7
my mate backed his work ute down the ramp and drove his ski on, so i wound the strap up and hooked up the safety chain, then shit the ute and trailer and ski started rolling down the ramp.
my mate just stayed sitting on the ski shitting himself as i rand and jumped in the ute and hit the breaks and nothig happened so i started it and drove it back up.
3 more seconds and the lot was gone.
03-14-2011, 08:34 AM #8
03-14-2011, 09:54 PM #9
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
That way I can quickly get it going up the ramp if the need arises.
Never rely on only one system to hold a vehicle on a ramp. Parking brake PLUS automatic transmission in Park.
Or manual transmission in gear with engine off, PLUS parking brake.
Having someone in the vehicle, holding their foot on the service brake, is the safest.
03-14-2011, 11:57 PM #10
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