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  • Death of a Mako - Miami Boat Ramp Escapades

    Pretty sad on many levels

    https://youtu.be/mMIEOd1RtDE?fbclid=...LCrHGpX3pWoch4
    Miami, FL[br]1994 Intrepid 23 WA - http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56047[br]Mako 224 Rebuild - http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34019 - Sold[br]http://www.biggerhammer.net/mercury/ - Mercury V6 FAQ

  • #2
    Crazy. Never even tried the bilge pump. My bet is the boat was full of water when they got to the ramp. Thats what broke the trailer.
    Slidell, LA 1993 Mako 261B - Temperance

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    • #3
      That hurts.

      I wonder what the details are?
      1971 Angler 17[br]2000 Johnson 150[br]Miami, Fl

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      • #4
        One of the reports was that they came to the ramp, with one of the axles already down a wheel.

        Also she shows up on OfferUp - don't know if the video is of the new owner, or the previous owner and a little artistic licensing.

        https://offerup.com/item/detail/655325453/




        Miami, FL[br]1994 Intrepid 23 WA - http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56047[br]Mako 224 Rebuild - http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34019 - Sold[br]http://www.biggerhammer.net/mercury/ - Mercury V6 FAQ

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        • #5
          New bilge pump... NOOOOOOOO
          1971 Angler 17[br]2000 Johnson 150[br]Miami, Fl

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          • #6
            quote:


            Originally posted by RingLeader


            Crazy. Never even tried the bilge pump. My bet is the boat was full of water when they got to the ramp. Thats what broke the trailer.



            X2

            And that guy at the end was certainly nice to sacrifice his trailer to the weight of a boat full of water.
            [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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            • #7
              Ya gotta love the bucket guy![] Once he figured out his efforts were pointless he took off .

              I think this is new owners first launch, the truck in the vid vs the truck in the ad is not the same truck. Plus I would guess someone who would go through an extensive resto prolly knows how to launch.

              The Ad was posted sold 5 days ago, the vid was posted 2 days ago. For sure non functioning bilge pump or its a manual switch and dude never turned it on.

              Ya gotta love it, guy gets into his sinking boat and turns on his blue LEDs, the stereo and his nav lights[]
              David, New Kent, Va[br]



              [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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              • #8
                They have a area next to the ramps and people go and set up chairs coolers etc and watch the nubies and drunks drop and pick their boats so.etimes you get a lot of interesting things happen
                20 Seacraft MA undergoing some work[br]

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                • #9
                  On one hand, I really do feel bad for the guy.

                  On the other... that's just so many poor decisions compounding on poor decisions. Hopefully he can take this as a lesson learned to think through things a little better. People that can't learn from situations like this, tend to be a liability to everyone else on the water with them.
                  1972 Mako 22[br]1979 Mako 25

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                  • #10
                    Feel for the person who owns the Mako. Have to tell the story, 2 weeks ago I was at the lake putting my Mako 15 in the water. Launched the boat, pulled out the trailer, and this person on the other side of the dock asks me for help with his new boat he is launching, already in the water, but still on the trailer. I ask how I can help, and he holds up a plug, and asks what it is for. My jaw hit the floor! I told him it was the plug for the bottom of the boat. He says, "so I am sinking my boat right now". And I say, "yes!" I had him slowly pull the boat out to let the water drain from the boat. I showed him where the plug goes (you could tell by all the water spilling out).

                    I can only imagine what would have happened if he had pushed his boat off the trailer. Would have looked very similar to the Mako in the video.
                    Mark Kriz[br]Mako15 1974[br]Mercury Thunderbolt 800 1972[br]Maple Valley, WA[br][br]

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                    • #11
                      Blackpoint Marina (south of Miami) is THE place to go see FUBAR boat launch activity. Its good in the morning, fair to middlin' during the day, but the action my friends, it starts at around 2-3pm when the drunk hotheads start coming back in.

                      Youtube should have a plethora of clips. It even makes the news way up here once or twice a year.

                      Likely this guy forgot his plug and the 'restored' Mako didn't get re-foamed. Amazing how much water the boat will hold when there's no foam in it! Makes me feel for him for sure, not clear why it wouldn't have drained once on the trailer or flatbed.

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                      • #12
                        Looks like a 20 not a 21. Sucks seeing such a nice boat get trashed.
                        [br]Margate NJ[br]1989 Mako 211[br]2009 Etec 200 HO

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                        • #13
                          That was hard to watch... Sad on SO many fronts... [][B)][:0][V]
                          Working for a livin\' is HIGHLY Over-Rated...[][br]

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