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July 8, 2018 5:19 pm EST
Updated: September 11, 2018 10:39 am EST

Brakeless boat trailer made of pallets, duct tape nets B.C. driver $2K in fines

Abbotsford police have taken to Twitter for a second week in a row with a driver hauling a dangerous load. This would-be captain is now floating more than $2,000 in tickets.

Const. Mangat / Twitter

It was anything but smooth sailing this weekend for one would-be Abbotsford boat captain.

Abbotsford police pulled an SUV over on Sunday towing a sailboat on a trailer that could be described as rickety at best.

Abbotsford Gang Task Force Const. Harv Mangat snapped several photos of the offending load, which netted the driver a whopping $2,071 in tickets.

According to Mangat, the boat was balanced on pallets and had straps held together with duct tape.

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The trailer itself had no brakes and a homemade third axle.

“How not to tow your boat this summer,” Mangat tweeted.

“Pallets are not a good way to balance a boat on a trailer held together with duct tape,” he added.

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The vehicle and trailer were towed.

It’s the second week in a row Const. Mangat has busted an Abbotsford driver with a shockingly dangerous load.

Last weekend, Mangat pulled over a four-door sedan that was heavily overloaded with logs, branches and yard trimmings.

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The entire bundle was held down with a garden hose, and the vehicle was not roadworthy.

In that instance, the apologetic driver got off without a ticket, but had to pay for a tow and to repair his vehicle to be street legal.

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