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Old 07-03-2006, 09:13 AM
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Leave it in .. I cant stand trailering, way too much of a hassle , almost makes boating not worth it .. I dont think Ive ever been to a ramp that wasnt a circus.
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Old 07-03-2006, 09:20 AM
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yup, launch at crack of dawn and fall asleep at the dock waiting for crew to arrive.
thats what i do.
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Old 07-03-2006, 09:23 AM
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yup, launch at crack of dawn and fall asleep at the dock waiting for crew to arrive.
Go throw the anchor and nap till the wife and kids call to pick them up....
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What trailer, what ramp! I let the fork lift drivers put mne in the water. 5 minutes....done! Of course I pay dearly for that privaledge.
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Old 07-03-2006, 09:31 AM
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My favorite is the guy that puts the boat in the water and then proceeds to unload the car and transfer all the crap onto the boat while others wait in line at the ramp .. This chit should all be done at home ..The ramps for splashing the boat , then get away from the ramp so others can launch..
I get ticked just thinking about the ramp
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Old 07-03-2006, 10:34 AM
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I AGREE GET UP EARLY, PLUS ITS GREAT TO LET PEOPLE HEAR YOUR EXHAUST BEFORE 7AM ANYWAY........I WOULD LIKE TO BE AWAKENED WITH THAT EVERY MORNING........
Out here in the West, and using Havasu as an example, most folks are up, with boats wiped down and coolers filled, and ready to go -- by 7-8A. Early mornings are a favorite time to be on the water.
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My favorite is the guy that puts the boat in the water and then proceeds to unload the car and transfer all the crap onto the boat while others wait in line at the ramp
We see that all the time.
One ramp has a long single lane approach at the top where people line up single file and wait their turn to launch. "Normal" people will use that time to load the boat but some wait and block the ramp.
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Also sir I am quite considerate of people, an example would be giving people a friendly warning before I fire up at restaurants.

Like 3 long hard blasts from airhorn in a can.
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I use to drive a beer truck...the long trailor doesn't bother me..... most people are amazed when i take control of the ramp
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Leave it in .. I cant stand trailering, way too much of a hassle , almost makes boating not worth it .. I dont think Ive ever been to a ramp that wasnt a circus.
I did that with my last boat - and loved it. Hauled it out every 3-4 weeks for a good cleaning. I used the boat 6 nights week if the weather was good. Sometimes it never left the dock. Sometimes, I never even made it to MY boat, wound up running with someone else, or just grillin' and chillin' with friends.
Was kinda nice.
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