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  1. #71
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    Default The countdown begins; my 2013 Outback V...

    I pulled it home, 250+ miles with the last 100 or so being all ice. I made it to our subdivision, and...







    ...then it happened...








    ....driving up a hill to get into our neighborhood....








    ...I hit a total ice slick, stopped moving forward, started sliding backward down the hill, no brakes, no gas, no steering...







    ....then it happened....













    Not too bad, trailer and wake plate took the bulk of the damage as the boat pushed about 5" forward on the trailer and broke the weld on the bow stop. All things considered we got SUPER lucky to hit where we did and not jackknife.



    Here is a picture of the hill, and the tree I slid backward into;




    So, once I got it home I parked it at the base of our driveway (another very steep hill) and took it to a pole barn I've rented for the remainder of winter.

    All uncovered, I'm so pumped with how good it looks!


  2. #72
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    Damn.... I just shed a tear....



    Thankfully that's all it was.

    Maybe look at it as an opportunity to.... Do a custom oversized wakeplate, make that SurfPlate, to replace the bent one?
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

  3. #73
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    Default The countdown begins; my 2013 Outback V...

    lol - I'm just glad nobody was hurt - my 8 month pregnant wife being in the car and me having absolutely no control for 3 seconds was the most terrifying experience of my life. Boat can be fixed, people can't

  4. #74
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    Default The countdown begins; my 2013 Outback V...

    shedding a tear with ya berg. at least you got the first ding out the way early. now wont be so frustrating in the spring when the first "bump at the dock" happens. great colors btw, really pops with the trailer


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    Jason

    Go Hard or Go Home.......it's MOOMBA time!!

    2009 Moomba Mobius LSV

  5. #75
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    I hear ya. Did a backward slide down a snowy/icy hill for a couple hundred feet a few years ago with my two youngest in the back seat. Deciding between the cliff on one side or the ditch and some bodywork on the other was a non issue. Luckily we drove away almost unscratched.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

  6. #76
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    Snellville, GA & Lake Sinclair
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    Default The countdown begins; my 2013 Outback V...

    Quote Originally Posted by ian ashton View Post
    lol - I'm just glad nobody was hurt - my 8 month pregnant wife being in the car and me having absolutely no control for 3 seconds was the most terrifying experience of my life. Boat can be fixed, people can't
    Ian, the boat looks fantastic!

    So sorry you had the mishap, but glad to read your perspective and very glad everyone is OK.
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

  7. #77
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    Glad you, your wife and baby are all ok. Yep boat can be fixed, sux on the maiden travels, but I am quite sure it will be tip top before she hits the water.

    Again great color combo...
    A Day at the Lake...Priceless
    A Day in Powder...Endless


    Joe V
    2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
    2007 Outback V ~ sold

  8. #78
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    Ian,

    Let me know when you get ready to fix that. I am sure we got a few parts laying around to make that happen. So very sorry to see that. Glad all are fine. My email is rtinker@skierschoice.com, drop me a note or have wolfman...let me know what and where to ship it.

    Rick

  9. #79
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickT View Post
    Ian,

    Let me know when you get ready to fix that. I am sure we got a few parts laying around to make that happen. So very sorry to see that. Glad all are fine. My email is rtinker@skierschoice.com, drop me a note or have wolfman...let me know what and where to ship it.

    Rick

    That there is why I have bought two mombas and will continue to do so...

    nice post Rick T
    A Day at the Lake...Priceless
    A Day in Powder...Endless


    Joe V
    2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
    2007 Outback V ~ sold

  10. #80
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    Wow. Glad to hear everyone is ok.

    Impressed to see Moomba offer you the replacement parts. That's what it's all about.
    2012 Moomba LSV

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