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  1. #1
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    Oct 2005
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    Default I think I need a bigger garage door!

    We didn't get back home from Falls Lake until late Sunday night, so I figured that I would deal with putting the boat up the next morning. So Monday morning, I go out and am backing the boat into the garage and I hear a pop. I think, "Damn, I have hit the door jamb again!" I look back and I have broken off about a foot of one of my rear tower legs. That'll take the wind out of your sails. This is not the first time I have hit the door jamb while backing in. In my defense, I am backing the boat up a hill, on gravel, in a curve, and through a 9 foot wide door, so it is not easy.

    Momentarily, I consider this a sign that I should move up the timeline to make my Outback a dedicated slalom ski boat and add a V-drive to the stable. Why wait two more years? As my rationality returned I realized that it wasn't that big a deal and a good welder could take care of this in less that an hour.

    So as I am writing this, the boat is at Triangle Stainless for the guys there to work a little TIG magic. I should get it back tomorrow. I hope it goes well.
    Brian Roberts
    2001 Outback DD

  2. #2
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    Ouch! I am having trouble visualizing what you actually did. So on your towers rear foot you snapped the tower about a foot up?
    2008 Supra 21V
    1,450 lbs., Gravity III ballast system
    Z5 Cargo Rack
    Stereo: Pair of Wetsounds Pro 80's, Rockford Fosgate P500-2, Kicker ZX200.4, Exile ZLD, stock Kicker in-cabins, stock Kenwood HU
    Tow rig: 2008 Slate Tundra, Bilstein 5100's (F&R)

  3. #3
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    Yep, that is right. I should have taken a pic. I have the first generation Rad-A-Cage and I had it folded down to back into the garage. The rear legs stick out further than the rubrail when the tower is folded forward. Hung it on the door jamb and ripped it right off. Barely scratched the door jamb. I'm going at lunch to pick her up, I hope it worked out okay.
    Brian Roberts
    2001 Outback DD

  4. #4
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    Apr 2012
    Location
    Wake Forest, NC
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    Man that sucks, how does it look? At my previous house I had about 1-2 inches of clearance on each side of the garage door. Backing it in was a task and I had to roll it out by hand.

    We were on falls all afternoon Sunday and I don't recall seeing any other moombas. We launch at hwy 50.
    2008 Outback V

  5. #5
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    North Texas
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    Got any pics yet?
    06 Supra 24 Gravity Games

  6. #6
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    Mckinney, TX
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    Mine is also uphill, 45 degree turn, unhitch and push in and sideways by HAND!! Man its hard on a 105 degree day!
    89' Comp Resto:
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    89' Supra/Custom Tower & Interior/Swivel Racks
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  7. #7
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    Tallahassee, FL
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    Had one of them but straight in, no turn, but still pushing up hill. Sold it a couple weeks ago. Now poor baby is sitting outside in the rain at a temp/rental house.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    Exile Tunes
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    LLTR!!!!!!!!



  8. #8
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    Aug 2006
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    Baton Rouge, LA / Big Bay Lake, MS
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    Dreaming of a full height garage. A buddy has a 40' dbl roll up door drive thru at the lake. Awesome. Drive in. In hook. Pull truck out close up.

    Being a touch nomadic now. Mine is in in laws driveway. Although I founds 13x40 rental storage. Huge.
    Brad

    Mississippi/Louisiana
    2011 Launch 21V
    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV sold
    2004 Outback sold

  9. #9
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    Could've left it in the ATL. I'd have taken real good care if it.
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

  10. #10
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    butthead
    would you keep the note and keep it full of gas too? if so, i'll just plan my travels to come through ATL every week!

    Proud of you for owning up to the nickname
    Brad

    Mississippi/Louisiana
    2011 Launch 21V
    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV sold
    2004 Outback sold

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