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isellacuras

Saw something that made me a little sick today

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isellacuras

Today was the last day for my local lake to be open. Due to low water levels, Folsom lake will have a 5 MPH speed restriction on it. I hate going out on weekends but I figured what the heck and headed out for the afternoon. While I was pulling my 6 year old on the kneeboard I watched in horror as a brand spankin new beautiful white and black flake MXZ was surfing and ran right up on the rocks. It happened about 2-300 yards away from me so I made a B line to make sure they were ok and give them a hand. While on my way over, my daughter fell and I had to circle around to pick her up. There were 3 people on the boat and they quickly jumped out of the boat and started trying to push it off. It was about 3/4 beached and up at about a 45 degree angle. By the time I got there they put it in reverse and goosed it and were able to pull it off. I asked if they were ok. As you can imagine, they were visibly shaken but everyone was ok. The driver said "I wasn't looking where I was going". He was draining ballast and heading slowly back to the ramp. I asked if he had any water in the bilge and he said "what's the bilge?" I wanted to take a picture but didn't have my phone handy and didn't want to insult the guy. I could see some damage on the underside but curious as to the damage that occurred. Luckily for him, there was no water coming into the boat so hopefully it is an easy fix and more importantly, I hope he learned to keep his head on a swivel.

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saxton15

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IXFE

No such thing as an easy fix when it comes to underwater strike. Guessing he did a MINIMUM of $10k damage.

Edited by IXFE

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powderski14

What's the bilge lol

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ibelonginprison

*dry heaves*

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Dare2goBare

What's the bilge lol

Time for boating lessons!

Good thing no one was hurt, and No One on the water was hit!!

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saidainc

He was secretly testing the 4x4 capabilities of the MXZ. You had to go ruin his OPSEC...

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D-GOOSE

Very lucky in many regards for sure.

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oceanbu

No such thing as an easy fix when it comes to underwater strike. Guessing he did a MINIMUM of $10k damage.

That number wouldn't surprise me at all.

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DarkSide

Previous boat was a fan boat, no one told them you can't jump the MXZ.

Seriously, glad no was injured.

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DocPhil

I asked if he had any water in the bilge and he said "what's the bilge?" I wanted to take a picture but didn't have my phone handy and didn't want to insult the guy.

that pretty much sums it up right there.

Insurance will cover it.

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itznowonder

I can't even imagine not knowing the basics such as what the bilge is.

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Pnwrider

Money doesn't buy experience or skills in most cases. Hopefully a wakeup call.

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jetskipro550

Any signs that the driver had been drinking?

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isellacuras

Not that I could tell. It all happened pretty quick.

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isellacuras

Depth fonder wouldn't have done anything for him. Be basically hit a wall.

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Lance B. Johnson

It's malibus/dealer fault. He wasn't aware that the depth finder wouldn't predict lake depth.... Therefore he will be on this forum in no time ranting....

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mikeo

I just checked my CA DMV paperwork and not only is this guy looking at a large repair bill but a citation from the state once he files an insurance claim. In California you have to immediately self report any accident with more than $750 in damage.

For thise of you in CA, check that back of your registration (not title) to see what I'm talking about.

I guess he'll have some insult with that injury...

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Lance B. Johnson

Maybe he did report it, we will never know.

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jcon44

Well, the good news is the lake is now pretty much closed, right? So he can take his time with repairs.

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oldjeep

Well, the good news is the lake is now pretty much closed, right? So he can take his time with repairs.

Can't surf at 5mph? ;)

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TURNITRED

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Whaaaats a billllge??!!

BRAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPP!!!!

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BlastRlxi

It's malibus/dealer fault. He wasn't aware that the depth finder wouldn't predict lake depth.... Therefore he will be on this forum in no time ranting....

With a screen name of "Ontherocks" or something, he'll come on with a question like, "you guys think I should call my insurance company or will I be able to buff this out?"

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