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#321549 - 06/18/07 12:43 PM Remember this big red GFBL?  
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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.

Any guesses as to the results of their tests?
\:\)

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#321550 - 06/18/07 12:48 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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Is a wrecker involved?


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#321551 - 06/18/07 12:51 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: Wet Doggg]  
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I remember the thread with that picture.


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#321559 - 06/18/07 12:59 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: Silverbullet]  
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Hmmm, I vote for someone being towed back to the ramp.

My second choice involves a fire extinguisher, then a tow.

Last edited by Philr; 06/18/07 01:00 PM. Reason: Second choice.

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#321560 - 06/18/07 01:04 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: Philr]  
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92mph?


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#321576 - 06/18/07 01:44 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: D-Rod]  
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Reckless endangerment ticket??


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#321580 - 06/18/07 01:52 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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I remember the thread and the pic.

Now I want to see the before and after pictures.





#321584 - 06/18/07 01:58 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: MarkS]  
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I remember. Come on man! Let us have it!!


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#321588 - 06/18/07 02:03 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: Boatsrule]  
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Is it from the 80's boat?



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#321589 - 06/18/07 02:03 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: Boatsrule]  
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#321593 - 06/18/07 02:15 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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Wow, what did they do out there?


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#321594 - 06/18/07 02:23 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: WaterMutt]  
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A little wax and elbow grease and it'll be good as new.

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#321595 - 06/18/07 02:29 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: WaterMutt]  
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I did something like that with a canoe once...we'll maybe 5 or 6 times \:D

A sad site!


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#321600 - 06/18/07 02:41 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: HotByte]  
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Now thats a bad day at the lake


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#321604 - 06/18/07 02:50 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: captkevin]  
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 Originally Posted By: captkevin
Now thats a bad day at the lake


But, based on the look on the owners face,

a bad day boating is better than a good day at work.


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#321608 - 06/18/07 03:00 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: Silverbullet]  
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Just goes to show, sometimes a learning curve is so steep, it will just roll over.


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#321609 - 06/18/07 03:02 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: Silverbullet]  
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---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...

#321613 - 06/18/07 03:06 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: Jim_R]  
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So how did it get turned over?


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#321617 - 06/18/07 03:10 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: D-Rod]  
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I must've just beat you to the 'submit' button Rod! \:\)

#321619 - 06/18/07 03:15 PM Re: Remember this big red GFBL? [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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You did...

Question...if they left it upside down in the middle of the lake, wouldn't it sink?

If one wake sank them, then they needed more or better bilge pumps. Then again, I guess the butt was darn near sinking anyways.

Sad story....


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