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Old 03-05-2004, 07:29 AM
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:07 AM
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My wife owned her own 20 footer before we met, she slipped it, docked it and ran it by herself,, although the docking part was always an adventure, but never trailered.. So what I started doing is, have her back the truck, hook up the trailer, drive to the ramp, prep the boat and the whole time I just watch to make sure she does everything right,, don't know if she would do it by herself though..

now when we get to the ramp, I get in the boat, she backs me in, parks the truck I pick her up and off we go..

when me and the guys are on the jet ski's, she runs the boat no problems.

If we get the 29, I don't know if she is going to be able to take it out by herself, because she will be have problems docking it back up.

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Old 03-05-2004, 08:23 AM
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my ex would have sunk it on purpose. NO WAY is any girl taking my boat out without me on it. EVER... not that she isn't capable but that I'd never let it happen."not on my watch" I think its just the principle cause she drove better than most of my friends and I've let them take it before.
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Mine puts the trailer in and parks the Dually and trailer with a smile. We do a lot of Nextel two way when she is backing in to pick me up but she always does fine.
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My wife wouldn't want to go out by herself. But she can drive the boat and tow vehicle just as good as me She used to sell boats, and has loaded boats in the Javits center for boat shows.
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There is no way my fiancee could because it would require her to have 3 hands. One for the wheel, the other for the throttle, and a third for her damn cell phone.

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I have tried like hell to get mine to drive the boat and truck but she has not wanted to. One of these days. It is important however so this year when things are 100% on the boat I am going to get her to start to drive. She would however never want to take the boat out. For you to be on a boat you have to be able to think quick and decisivly under preasure. My wife would not be able to handle that situation as she has not been on the water long enough. If she ever got there however I would have no problem with it. We are looking to buy her a Criss Craft in about a year or so for her to cruise around the lake in.

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