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First hurricane boat in FL Panhandle

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    On my way to the Navarre office this morning I came upon a very fresh accident which turned out to be about a 35' Scarab with twin I/O's sitting on Highway 98 in the East bound lane. Looked like the Cadillac Escalade that was pulling it was heading West and some how crossed the median, jack knifed and threw the boat into on coming traffic. Fortunately there wasn't another vehicle coming. The triple axle aluminum trailer looked brand new, but not anymore! About an hour and half later they had towed it into the grass behind the trailer and a FHP was there watching gaurd. You could see the gel coat scrapes all over where they dragged it off the road. It really was a poor sight to see anyone's boat that way, but one thing I did not see was a transom strap to keep it on the trailer. Probably could have saved the boat and the outdrives.
    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
    1985 Mako 20c - sold
    Fort Walton Beach, FL

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    Damn, that sucks!!!!

    Now, don't flame me for not knowing the whole situation.... However, a 35' Scarab is WAY too long and heavy to be pulling with an Escalade.
    Brian[br]St. Leonard, MD