2015.03.14 chinese boat

When you don’t have access to the right equipment, sometimes you just have to get creative and find a way to get the job done. But a Chinese truck driver who was caught hauling a massive 30-meter-long (98 feet) boat that weighs 100 tons found out that you might want to stay off the highway, since police frown on endangering the lives of the rest of the driving public. And this isn’t even the first time a Chinese trucker has been pulled over for transporting a comically large sea vessel down a highway.

The driver of the truck was hauling the gigantic boat, which was nearly twice the length of his truck when police stopped him in Anqing, about 530 kilometers (335 miles) west of Shanghai, on March 8. The police didn’t appreciate the trucker taking the dangerous load on the highway and gave him a RMB 200 (US$32) fine. The trucker was apparently heading to Shanghai, where we sincerely hope the city doesn’t have any highway eccentricities like Osaka.

“I really should have researched this ‘Shanghai-bound cruise’ before putting down a deposit.”

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As if that driver’s ambitious boat-hauling wasn’t enough, another Chinese trucker was caught in March of last year in the southeastern Chinese province of Jiangxi with an even more ridiculous-looking load. Somehow this driver of managed to strap a 35-meter-long (114-foot) boat to the top of his 6-meter-long truck. Unsurprisingly, police stopped the driver and put the kibbosh on the precarious balancing act.

A boat being transported illegally on the highway or a see-saw for giants?

2015.03.14 chinese boat 3Image: jxwmw.cn

That poor, poor truck

2015.03.14 chinese boat 2Image: jxwmw.cn

After laughing at the hilariously oversized boats the truckers were caught hauling, Japanese netizens were almost impressed at the ambitious spirit that drove them to think this was possible. Let’s hope the next time these truckers decide to transport sea vessels, they hustle up the money for the proper vehicle and maybe more than one strap, please.

Source: Toychan Net