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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:15 pm 
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This is how not to tow your boat this summer, according to the Abbotsford, B.C. police.

A driver pulling a large sailboat on a homemade trailer was slapped with $2,071 in fines after police discovered in a traffic stop Sunday that the vessel was balanced on wooden pallets and secured with straps held together with duct tape. The trailer had no brakes and was fashioned with a homemade third axle.

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Police towed the SUV, the trailer and the boat.

Mangat was also incredulous last week when he busted a driver in a sedan that was heavily weighed down by logs and branches. The load had been tied down with an “old garden hose,” according to Mangat. The hose was tied around the driver’s side mirror.

Balanced on pallets, straps held together with duct tape, no brakes, homemade third axle. Just a few of the many things wrong here

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Police towed the SUV, the trailer and the boat.

Mangat was also incredulous last week when he busted a driver in a sedan that was heavily weighed down by logs and branches. The load had been tied down with an “old garden hose,” according to Mangat. The hose was tied around the driver’s side mirror.

Balanced on pallets, straps held together with duct tape, no brakes, homemade third axle. Just a few of the many things wrong here

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:17 pm 
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I'll say! And the towing vehicle does not have enough mass to handle it either.

In 1992 I built a 45 foot, four axle trailer for my sail boat which was a bit larger than the one shown above. My boat had a longer fin and when it was on the trailer the fin was about a foot off the ground and the top of the deck railing was at 13 feet. The boat had a beam of 13 feet as well.

I designed it after looking at the professional yacht transport trailers who's service I had contracted for several times in the past. I supported the keel fin with steel I-beams supporting a long channel running the length of the trailer. And I built 8 adjustable 2 inch pipe and pad assemblies which clipped on to the trailer frame just about anywhere they were needed, and went up to support the bottom of a boat. It was built to be adaptable for many sizes and shapes of boats up to about 65 feet long and a weight up to 36,000 lbs.

The marina operator liked that trailer and he rented it from me to go get boats from out of state. I eventually sold it to him and I suppose it's still in use today.


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whut???? no bailing wire????? why i nevah!

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Abottsford needs to do better.

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