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Author Topic: How to get home after you blow out a spring on the ramp  (Read 13356 times)

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How to get home after you blow out a spring on the ramp
« on: February 02, 2015, 08:57:57 AM »
What you can do with a 4x4 post and gorilla tape!

My spring broke while putting in for a tournament as soon as the boat floated off Ping.. Still fished and while out there found some drift wood. Got me 20miles home without and issue.




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Re: How to get home after you blow out a spring on the ramp
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 09:23:08 AM »
Ingenuity at its finest! Good job with the temporary fix @Mitz  \o/

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Re: How to get home after you blow out a spring on the ramp
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 09:45:34 AM »
HA HA!  That's the same thing we had to do a few years ago on the way back from the lake. We hit a pot hole and the spring broke right at the eye. The tire burnt all the paint off the fender before we could get in stopped.  :-[

AND  it was 2:00am!  It sucked but we did the same thing with some scrap 2x4's we had in the truck and some creatative use of ratchet straps and got it home. Yes I feel your pain.  \o/

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Re: How to get home after you blow out a spring on the ramp
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 08:54:51 AM »
It's amazing what can be done with ratchet straps and gorilla tape.

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Re: How to get home after you blow out a spring on the ramp
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 09:02:51 AM »
It's amazing what can be done with ratchet straps and gorilla tape.

...And some ingenuity & creativity :)

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Re: How to get home after you blow out a spring on the ramp
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2015, 04:22:15 PM »
Guess watching all those episodes of MacGyver and A-Team may have helped!  :o

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Re: How to get home after you blow out a spring on the ramp
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2015, 06:34:59 PM »
Guess watching all those episodes of MacGyver and A-Team may have helped!  :o

HA

Ha ha ha! That's a good one @Mitz  (y)

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Re: How to get home after you blow out a spring on the ramp
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2015, 10:49:34 PM »
Good to know!!

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