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Just completely rebuilt boat, Jim guthrie had run it back in the day.
My dad got it and set it up for Ski Jet. Did some testing at river and this was the first race we made it too.
Put him out on the rope. No one on the barge to pull the rope, took off and caught the carbs, went about 60ft then my dad let off and it sling shot the boat backwards sinking it.
There was no damage until they tried to pull it up by the stringers with the rescue boat. Pulled the stringers out of the boat.
Ended up turning the boat into a sandbox at a preschool.
There used to be a sequence of pictures but i cant find them
So that was the first Thin Line boat?
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crazy that nothing broke, either the mounts for the carb or deflector
Wow!! A rope under that much tension could be bad news in a hurry
That's crazy! Anyone else on the rope? How scary must that have been.
what a shame!!!!!!!!!!!I I am truly surprised that tech passed that! But then again maybe not!!!! Mark!
Last edited by ol guy; 03-22-2012 at 09:44 PM. Reason: add on
Today i dont think that would pass tech. It sounds as if this picture was taken before they changed the rules about the Rope deflector.
Thanks for the post. As a new guy on the ropes it's nice to know what not to do or build
Something like that looks like a accident waitin to happen!!!
Last edited by TNYoungblood; 03-23-2012 at 06:25 AM.
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