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I have seen this happen a few times at my local boat ramp I am so glad no one got hurt you are completely right, material things can be replaced as long as everyone is fine. I would listen to your wife and get a check up just to be in the safe side.

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I wonder whether a different technique to launch might be good. Check out this video:

Or is it one of those larger jet boats?

Does the truck have one of those new electronic parking brakes?  I've driven a Jeep with one.  I wonder if the water triggered that to lock things up.  I'm used to the mechanical linkage ones.

With electronics in water, I hear it can be best to disconnect batteries if possible, rinse well with distilled water, allow to dry and use the rice or other dessicant technique.  I wonder if the KingSong is still salvagable?

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5 hours ago, Rehab1 said:

What was suppose to be a great Father's Day turned ugly! 

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Somehow the truck then stopped! I later found out the jet ski trailer had jackknifed 90 degrees and wedged inself into the lake bottom halting the truck! 

My poor neighbor had his own issues that I was unaware of at the time! He had climbed into the truck panic stricken after it rolled down the ramp and shut the door trying to keep the water from coming in. I later found out he had to swim through the window to escape drowning! Thank God the window was open!:smartass:

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We are alive!  :clap3:

Thank god you both made it! :thumbup:

You had a great second birthday party afterwards?

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4 hours ago, meepmeepmayer said:

:shock2:

Sounds like, had it been concrete instead of a wodden dock (that possibly flexes a bit) you might have been killed!

Maybe you should go to a doctor for your chest, if only for your wife. You most likely know better than me, but sudden later complications might appear. Who knows.

Aaaaand a dead EUC and some other stuff for good measure:(

In Germany we say "Glück im Unglück" (luck in bad luck, or "could have been worse") and it seems you had a lot of both (especially luck).

Glad you're not hurt! What a story...

In Sweden we have the exact same saying: "Tur i oturen".

Given what COULD have happened, what actually happened seems rather mild. Not that it sucks less to have a million drenched pieces of hardware, but...

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Thanks for everyone's support. The KS 14C is destroyed! I just opened it up as  water flowed out. All of the electronic gear is in bags covered with rice.

 

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So glad you are OK @Rehab1!

When I heard you in another thread talking about a horrible accident I just assumed that you had been riding your newly repaired ACM and had a cutout or something, but obviously this was worse!  Glad no one was badly hurt.

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1 hour ago, Rehab1 said:

Thanks for everyone's support. The KS 14C is destroyed! I just opened it up as  water flowed out. All of the electronic gear is in bags covered with rice.

 

That's an amazing amount of damage to the KS14. Wasn't it only under water for a couple of hours? Maybe the batteries somehow contributed to the corrosion? That sucks man.

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24 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

That's an amazing amount of damage to the KS14. Wasn't it only under water for a couple of hours? Maybe the batteries somehow contributed to the corrosion? That sucks man.

Yes the battery terminals and Mosfets  are all corroded. I suppose there were electrical discharges and arcing going on while it was under water! 

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37 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

Yes the battery terminals and Mosfets  are all corroded. I suppose there were electrical discharges and arcing going on while it was under water! 

Looking on the bright side, you'll finally get insurance to cover an EUC failure :D

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1 hour ago, Marty Backe said:

Looking on the bright side, you'll finally get insurance to cover an EUC failure :D

Something happened to me yesterday. I have lost all enthusiasm to ride. 

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2 minutes ago, Rehab1 said:

Something happened to me yesterday. I have lost all enthusiasm to ride. 

Hopefully this will pass, although I don't like the tone of your message :crying:  Give it time, there's no rush.

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wooow - glad you're ok!

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22 hours ago, Rehab1 said:

What was suppose to be a great Father's Day turned ugly! My neighbor was helping me launch my jet ski into our lake. Everything was going smooth after I backed the trailer down the ramp. I then let him hop in the driver's seat to pull away from the ramp as I began pushing the jet ski into the water. All of the sudden my truck started rolling backwards towards me. I jumped out of the way and ended up between the truck's rear fender and the wooden dock. Dumb move as I was trapped! My truck continued to roll backwards crushing my chest between the dock and the rear fender. 

Somehow the truck then stopped! I later found out the jet ski trailer had jackknifed 90 degrees and wedged inself into the lake bottom halting the truck! 

My poor neighbor had his own issues that I was unaware of at the time! He had climbed into the truck panic stricken after it rolled down the ramp and shut the door trying to keep the water from coming in. I later found out he had to swim through the window to escape drowning! Thank God the window was open!:smartass:

Both my neighbor and I are safe but my wife is pissed at me for not going to the emergency room for a chest X-ray. I suppose I should get checked out after looking at the big dent my chest put in the fender but I feel fine. The other dent in the fender is from my hand pressing against the metal attempting to get free!

My truck is probably totaled after being submerged for an hour. If that is not bad enough my wife's new KS 14C, my drone and new goggles, camera equipment, iPhone, all EUC chargers.. all gone. This was a bad hit today but it could have been much worse. We are alive!  :clap3:The material items can always be replaced! 

Here is some footage I shot while I was still in shock talking about my truck. 

 

 

Holy crap, what is that truck?  It says Dodge Rebel is that a special edition?  First one I've seen, looks badass!  Minor damage, lake water is not corrosive, (except for small electronics like electric unicycles)  That Kingsong is kaput!

My older brother got his Mustang stuck in the river bottom right before a big rain, it was completely submerged for a day, after my dad paid a farmer to pull it to dry ground with his tractor, he attached a tow rope and pulled it home while I steered.  Took hours to wipe off about an 1/16 inch of silt, but after changing the fluids, the 1966 Mustang still ran and was sold later.  Hey, wait a minute, why was I the one who cleaned it up, and not the older brother that caused the problem in the first place?  I don't remember him helping much, too bad I didn't ask him, too late now.

Looks like the truck had the rain sensing wipers LOL.

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