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#573056 - 12/14/19 03:36 PM Impatient Driver Crashes Trying To Pass While Towing Boat  
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I found this video over at CARSCOOPS.com.


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#573059 - 12/15/19 09:00 PM Re: Impatient Driver Crashes Trying To Pass While Towing Boat [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Good thing that guard rail held, coulda been a lot worse going down that ravine...

Wonder what started the swaying?

#573062 - 12/16/19 08:21 PM Re: Impatient Driver Crashes Trying To Pass While Towing Boat [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Insufficient tongue weight?


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#573063 - 12/16/19 09:27 PM Re: Impatient Driver Crashes Trying To Pass While Towing Boat [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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My guess would be speed had to me a major factor. They had to be flying for the thing to go wild like that for as long as it did.


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#573064 - 12/16/19 11:29 PM Re: Impatient Driver Crashes Trying To Pass While Towing Boat [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Can anyone identify the make and model of the boat?

#573065 - 12/17/19 01:36 PM Re: Impatient Driver Crashes Trying To Pass While Towing Boat [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Hard to say for sure but to me it looks like a Chapparal. If i had to guess 25'


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#573067 - 12/17/19 02:58 PM Re: Impatient Driver Crashes Trying To Pass While Towing Boat [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted by captkevin
My guess would be speed had to me a major factor. They had to be flying for the thing to go wild like that for as long as it did.

Reading the article it mentioned 110 KPH or about 70. That's slower than I cruise when on the freeway, so I don't think speed was really as bad as commenters think.
Probably tongue weight and too small a tow vehicle with a short wheel base


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#573095 - 12/29/19 01:20 AM Re: Impatient Driver Crashes Trying To Pass While Towing Boat [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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based on my stopwatch and line-counting: there's 40' between lines, the car passed 20 lines in 8.4 seconds, which works out to 95.24 feet per second, which works out to 64.93 mph... at 10 mph your moving 14.7 feet per second, and it appeared to me the boat took around 6 seconds for the stern to go from the back of the rear car to the front of the front car... if the 2 cars the boat passed measured 100' end to end, then the *average speed increase would be 11.36 mph during those 6 seconds... so my ejukayted gesstmut would put the boat at about 77 mph when the swaying started...

I too am guilty of yanking a boat above 80mph and I never had any swaying problems. Could be the boat had all the groceries and barley pop's loaded up in back? A long time ago I was hauling 3 of my 4 ATV's one day on my 2x2 trailer, and like a dumass I had 2 machines behind the axle. When I hit about 60 on the freeway the violence started...


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