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Old 01-26-2012, 04:49 PM
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I only back in if the dock isnt long enough, then again I have a smaller boat so thats a good portion of the time. Just faster and easier going in head first, not because I cant back in, no probs there.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:51 PM
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I usually pull in forward............because I like to admire my boat from the front when I am sitting waterside having a cocktail!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:58 PM
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Backing in makes a lot more sense, but sometimes it gets tricky with a single. Stepping off the swim platform is the biggest plus. And how do you get a drunk girlfriend over the bow???
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:01 PM
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30 ft boat and 15 ft docks... no choice usually. Gotta get my old dog ashore
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:36 PM
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mr. PhantomChaos , i dont know what your problem is , whats more , i really dont care. one thing i DO care about is your childish name calling and condescending attitude no matter how many grins you put on your post.
were all here trying to have a little fun and maybe do a little razzing (our lake is better then yours). who really gives A.F. i dont!
God, this guy had your number pinned from the get go Nort! Why isn't he still a member here!?
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:48 PM
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God, this guy had your number pinned from the get go Nort! Why isn't he still a member here!?
LOL! That was funny! Gee....I wonder why he's not.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:35 PM
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We even back in up to the sand bars in the no wake zones sand bars. Throw a anchor out front so the drive doesn't touch the bottom . That way we don't have to go across the front and it would be to deep to go off the back. Closer to the beer this way also
We call this mudboatin here at Rake Laystown in Pa.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:24 PM
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From what I've seen most folks would prefer the bow be pointed towards the traffic that may pass.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:36 PM
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It's the wow factor when your blower motors are surgin and rattling the windows why else do you think everyone claps when you shut them down!!!!!!!
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Backing makes it easier leave when you're impaired or being pursued...
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