Low Bridge or High Boat ?

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  1. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
  2. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Active Member

    179
    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    281
    V8
    Looks like someone didn't have good measurements.
     
  3. juggernaut1

    juggernaut1 Active Member

    814
    Apr 19, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    2006 38 Sundancer
    8.1S / ZF 63V Drives
    Looks like high tide. :(
     
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  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Ouch!!!

    When we shipped our boat from Lake St. Clair to Portland, OR I had nightmares about something like that happening.
     
  5. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    That will buff out ok...

    MM
     
  6. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer
    5.7 Merc
    Did it actually hit or did they stop before it touched. Looks very close but not really seeing damage. Not sure what those pieces are laying out on the bow?
     
  7. MLauman

    MLauman Member

    732
    Oct 3, 2006
    Madison, MS
    1997 270 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo II
    Looks like a steering wheel sticking out of one of them so I’m gonna guess the bridge hit the bridge.
     
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  8. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    The news article said "wedged".... Gentle non-offensive way of saying "crashed" I guess
     
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  9. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Okay...Now which one of you bridges did it ? :)
     
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  10. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer
    5.7 Merc
    I don't see a steering wheel but just read the article and can only 'assume' if a bridge inspector was called then it probably did make contact...lol. That sucks
     
  11. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    I doubt it was hit at 5 mph, it was likely a much higher speed.

    MM
     
  12. MLauman

    MLauman Member

    732
    Oct 3, 2006
    Madison, MS
    1997 270 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo II
    Low Bridge.png
    Is/was that a steering wheel?
     
  13. PMC

    PMC Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2001 40 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 6CTA
    I think they took it apart to transfer and minimize height requirements. Oops, somebody failed at tape measure school.

    The helm looks scrapped down to the bow, and what I can guess is the arch is the cockpit.

    The trailer is nearly on the ground, and I suspect as an attempt to lower and back out. Probrably a new purchase, and not a happy day for anybody.......
     
  14. eweise

    eweise Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    465
    Aug 23, 2013
    Jacksonville, FL
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3L 220 HP, Alpha 1 Drives, 5E Genny, AC
    A little schmutz and it’ll be fine.
     
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  15. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    When we had ours hauled, my wife wanted to know if the hauler had ever had something like this happen....

    After loading and tying down, final measurements were taken and the lead car had an electronic whip on the front bumper that was set a foot taller. If it hit, the procession stopped and the lead car driver would ride on the boat under the bridge.

    Bennett
     
  16. Ike

    Ike Member

    249
    Dec 17, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    1972 Sea Ray SRV 190 I/O
    12 Ft Rowboat
    8 Foot Sailing Dinghy
    Mercruiser 165 6cyl inline GM 250
    Well, the trucking company will have to pay for that one. Back in the 80's a trucker hauling some boats for the Coast Guard dropped one as they were going down the highway. The trucking company didn't make a profit that year.
     
  17. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    I did not see the wheel either.

    MM
     
  18. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
  19. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    We used to move large oilfield items. The bridge height can be wrong and it can be for one lane only. Power lines were our main problem as non are posted. On I 5 in Washington a few years ago a load hit a span and it seems the posted height was less than actual for the lane used. A section of the bridge fell. I like the idea of a wip on the lead car. Never seen that but excellent idea.
     
  20. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Anyone have an idea what model boat that is?

    MM
     

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