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  1. #1
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    Default $400k wakeboat mistake

    Damn drain plug......

    https://www.thedrive.com/news/34250/...all-three-sink


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    Thatís just stupidity.


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  3. #3
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    Default $400k wakeboat mistake

    Boat sinks, letís drive two $70k+ vehicles into the lake to get it out.

    Feels like an insurance scam.


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    I saw this a couple days ago. Couldnt tell what kind of boat when i saw it but wow.


    Stupidity all around

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    Why not go ALL IN, and use the Helicopter??? I guess there was a limit to his FU money......
    2019' Moomba Max


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    Really struggling to understand driving TWO trucks into the lake. What was the plan here?

    Guessing boat was on lift, plug out, launched boat got 25 yards from lift, ohshit moment, instead of returning to lift where at least itís on bunks and canít fully sink, calls family to drive two trucks in to save him.

    Worse case beach the boat, but driving trucks deeper into water is just not common sense at all.

    My instinct would be to put thumb over hole.


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    another forum had a comment that there is some conversations going on about pavati having issues with welds breaking. this is the second pavati in as many weeks to go down.

    having been on an early build, their weld quality/fit-finish is better than almost any wakeboat out there and been building drift boats for more years than I have been licensed to drive.
    I don't buy the weld story.

    but one never knows.......
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

  8. #8
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    I had heard that if you forget your plug you should keep the boat up on plane till you can get it out of the water and run the bilge pump. Not sure if it’d work, don’t really want to test it myself but makes sense, I think.

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    Last year I saw a guy come in hot to the no wake zone and into the boat launch, beached next too launch.

    Ran to truck, Got his plug, and installed it, then ran his bulge pump until it floated enough to get on his trailer.

    I never pull the rear plug, just center plug. Personally I would have someone put there thumb or heck just stand on the drain plug hole.

    Maybe time to get a spare plug lol.....


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  10. #10
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    This is a real noob question, but does the boat have tobe trailered or lifted to put the plug in?

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