Boat motors along B.C. lake with trailer still attached: ‘Who would have ever thought?’

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A video of a boat travelling across a lake while still attached to its trailer is being called perfectly acceptable, and in some cases, smart, by many people.

Taken on Shuswap Lake earlier this month, the short video clip at first shows a boat slowly motoring along smooth waters in B.C.’s Southern Interior on an overcast day.

At first, nothing seems odd. Then, as the second boat moves closer to the slow-moving boat, that’s when the front of the trailer can be seen — meaning it was never unloaded before entering the lake.

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Rob Winder posted the video on Facebook, and it has since gone viral.

“OK guys, now I have definitely heard of some boat-launch fails,” a voice can be heard in the video.

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“But this one might take all the (deleted) cake.”

The voice continues, “anybody notice anything different about this boat? I guess he just doesn’t want to bother. There you go boys, it’s doable. Who would have ever thought?”

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Winder said the incident happened near Marble Point, north of Sicamous, on May 16th.

Winder says he didn’t get a chance to talk to the boat operator.

Since the story aired, people have reached out to Global News to say although not a common sight, it’s one way to move a boat trailer to a remote area, and that it’s not as bad as it looks.

Said one person: “For those of us with island cottages, it’s a perfectly sensible way to getting a trailer out to a remote location.”

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Another said: “This isn’t unusual and I’ve seen this in marinas as a way to get a trailer to a property that you can’t drive to.”

Added another: ” Doing it on purpose. See the extra straps near the windows, that’s how you move a trailer to an island.”

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