Some of you may remember from 2 years ago when I asked if anyone thought this boat was too low in back?
I searched but can't find the topic, but I remember a few people thought this boat's attitude was somewhat typical for a GFBL...anyway--yesterday (Fathers day) was a great day but was pretty blustery on the lake, made for some pretty lumpy water. Not many boats showed up, I know WE didn't go out.
But these guys (and a third) showed up, with 2 brand spanking new supercharged big blocks out back and the need for speed (and some tuning). The new big blocks sounded REAL good, and since we don't get many boats like this out here, their day on the water provided everyone some entertainment on an otherwise fairly dull day.
---what happened, according to one of the guys on board--
They stopped to make some adjustments.
A wave came over the stern, LOTS of water came in...
Before they could get going a second wave hit the stern.
And the boat flipped over.
That was all there was to it.
They just stayed with the boat until George (one of the park rangers) got there to pull them home. George promised he wouldn't scratch the bottom of their boat. He made no mention about the TOP.
Hindsight being 20-20, and lucky for me I get the benefit without the consequences, I now offer this advice to anyone who may end up in the same predicament in the future:
Do NOT tow the boat home upside down and attempt to roll it over at the launch ramp. Get rescued and anchor the thing, and come back later with something that can flip it over and pump it out, and tow it home on it's bottom. Had these guys done that, wet engines and a broken plex windscreen would probably have been the extent of the damage. I'm really hoping this guys insurance will cover this. They also pushed the boat backwards down the ramp several feet with the outdrives acting as wheels...I didn't hang around to see how badly the drives were messed up...