My dad, a friend and myself headed out to the lake not getting in a hurry because we didn't want to be uncomfortable letting the sun come up a bit. Not a cloud in the sky. Fishing reports where good. While we have an older boat, earlier this summer we purchased a new trailer and it has only been to the lake but just a handfull of times. Lake Greenwood is at 97% of full pool. We headed out to our favorite boat ramp. I commented to my dad that we had never had to back in so far to get the boat in. I found out that the boat ramp has a 3 to 4 ft drop at the end and the trailer dropped off of it. I won't bore you with the getting it back up but the damage list is 2 fenders, 1 possibly 2 leaf springs, one spring hanger that has to be rewelded to the frame. Fortunatly I own a welder and will be able to do that myself and the trailer manufacture is less than a mile from the house so I can go get a spring or 2 instead of paying shipping but I expect that they will not be cheap. This doesn't include the expense of pulling the trailer up the road to a marina and getting the mechanic to help get the trailer temp fixed so I could pull it home.

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Comment by Mike Nichols on October 31, 2009 at 1:39am
I should have mentioned on here that we have a pontoon boat so when we launch the boat all but the tongue of the trailer is under water.
Comment by Jesse on October 29, 2009 at 1:10am
That sucks and god luck with a speedy repair, but I cant help but ask who was watching the boat?
Comment by Brad on October 27, 2009 at 4:04pm
Thank all your fellow boaters for power loading.....
Comment by Mike's Sporting Goods on October 12, 2009 at 6:14am
That's a shame. and then a long drive back home..Hope things go smooth with the repairs.
Comment by Mike Nichols on October 5, 2009 at 11:34pm
Kenneth, not unless those mirrors can see through the water that the naked eye couldn't see through.

Vanessa, we got 2 hrs in, didn't catch anything but it gave me a chance to relax before driving the 120miles back home.
Comment by vanessa on October 5, 2009 at 6:55pm
Oh geez, that's terrible! Did you at least get out fishing at all that day?
Comment by Kenneth L. Gregory on October 5, 2009 at 12:17pm
think mirrors might help????

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