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Old 03-08-2006, 07:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy Motley Crew Crash Photos

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Old 03-08-2006, 08:46 AM   #2
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What happened? Did they hit something and spin out?
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:23 PM   #3
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Originally posted by sroman6489 I Want To Clear Everyone Up On The Incident With Motley Crew In St. Claire. I Know There Is Many Opinions Flying Around And Most Are Wrong. No Opinion Is More Valid Than The Two Drivers That Went Thru It (not Even The Medical Guys That Watched From The Chopper And Were The Only Ones To View It). The 400 Lbs. Is The Reason We Hooked And Not A Broken Drive. The Addl Weight (9200 Lbs Total) Planted The Front Sponson And Spun The Boat Violently. We Have Controlled Slid This Boat Over 1200 Turns To Date With No Problem And 3 Turns Into Practice With 400 Lbs For The First Time........whats The Odds?? It Took The Handling Out Of The Boat And Its Not The Same By Any Means. We Could Have Repaired The Boat And Raced On Sunday But Were At Odds With The Politics (which I Will Not Post) And The "class" In General So We Decided To Pack It Up And Roll. If Anyone Had A Better View Of The Incident Than Us, I Would Like To Hear Their Take
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:45 PM   #4
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It'd take some pretty large forces to snap off a Mk6 skeg, or 2!!

Jeez, they're one big mutha when you get up close.

Looks like the gimble suffered as well.

Nasty! really goes to show why a safety canopy has it's work cut out if it's to be relied upon.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:56 PM   #5
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It'd take some pretty large forces to snap off a Mk6 skeg, or 2!!
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And it has been happening a lot more often...

I think the associations need to start looking into wider turns instead of these hair pins if it's possible...

These aren't Formula 1, hydroplanes, or Champs boats we are dealing with here.....but yet the guys want drive them as such...

Just look at Roman's comment, "We Have Controlled Slid This Boat Over 1200 Turns To Date With No Problem "

I wonder if that was all done on these drives?

Maybe the fatigue finally gave in?
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Old 19-08-2006, 02:08 AM   #6
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More IMAGES have just been added !!!

These photos show the spinout as it is happening...

Thank you Fred Miller for your contribution to SharkeyMarine.com !

Click here for IMAGES !!!




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