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Old 01-15-2007, 09:25 PM
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One night a couple summers ago, I was covering the boat and there was a girl helping me. She said "how do I do this?" I said " Your doing it wrong!"And in I went between the dock and the hydro hoist. Famous last words.
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I have no idea if a Baja owners story may even compare. I do have one but I think I will revel in the fact that Cig owners are real people too. Sorry for that pain, but keep the reality coming.
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sarasota, fl. 2004. 10th street ramp
backing the skater in for a test run
well tide went out while testing and the trailer dropped off the edge there, it at least 2' drop. truck would budge. went and got my scuba gear so when the tow truck got there i could hook up chains to lift the trailer. well i did not know this, air will got bad in a scuba tank, very bad. we got the boat up after about 4hrs there.i was sick for 3 days with the worst headache i have ever had and puking. im glad no-one had a camera that day. we looked like idiots out there. butthole raceboaters holding up the ramp
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STUPIDEST thing you have ever done, while boating...

Where should I start?

My most embarrassing time was; I just got done tieing up to other boats at a very popular hang out. People everywhere! I was sitting on the bow adjusting a rope. I slipped off the bow of the boat and went overthe side. Only problem my shorts got caught on the cleat and i ended up hanging off the side with the worst weggie in the history of the world. Even worse, I couldn't get myself off so I had to be lifted off. To make it even worse there was a boat with about 20 HOT women 20 feet way. all very sympathetic but I'm sure were laughing their asses off inside!! I was never so mortified in my life!!
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sarasota, fl. 2004. 10th street ramp
backing the skater in for a test run
well tide went out while testing and the trailer dropped off the edge there, it at least 2' drop. truck would budge. went and got my scuba gear so when the tow truck got there i could hook up chains to lift the trailer. well i did not know this, air will got bad in a scuba tank, very bad. we got the boat up after about 4hrs there.i was sick for 3 days with the worst headache i have ever had and puking. im glad no-one had a camera that day. we looked like idiots out there. butthole raceboaters holding up the ramp
I have been there!!! Try this if it happens again.
Hook a rope from the bow eye to the back of the trailor
Make sure trucks in Park with brakes on.
Someone will need to be in the truck.
Put the boat in reverse it really doesn't take much to float.
Then the driver of the truck can pull forward just enough to get the wheels back on the ramp.
It's worth a try!!!
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:34 AM
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OK here goes.
50+ people coming over for sons birthday party and Saints
party.
Tell wife going for short blast weather too nice.

Flipped brand new 25SXT Warlock over with 850 H.P.

My bad first tunnel boat ,I learned fast.

Wife and party sees me on the news Coast Gaurd Claims two
kids were missing.

Not true WTF there home waiting for me.

Did I mention the water was very could in October and very hard.

I was OK and saved the boat!!!
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:34 AM
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Buying a different boat after each divorce

It wasnt enough that i was going broke from the divorce but to ad insult to injury i would buy a new (Bigger Boat ) to make me feel better

Did i say I have been divorced 3 times??

Both buying the boats and being divorced that many times qualifies me for STUPIDEST (Most stupid)

This marriage doesn't work i will just kill my self
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ever think about the catch and release program??? fish dont go bad that way.....
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Come on Paul.......share your story!
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STUPIDEST thing you have ever done, while boating...

Where should I start?

My most embarrassing time was; I just got done tieing up to other boats at a very popular hang out. People everywhere! I was sitting on the bow adjusting a rope. I slipped off the bow of the boat and went overthe side. Only problem my shorts got caught on the cleat and i ended up hanging off the side with the worst weggie in the history of the world. Even worse, I couldn't get myself off so I had to be lifted off. To make it even worse there was a boat with about 20 HOT women 20 feet way. all very sympathetic but I'm sure were laughing their asses off inside!! I was never so mortified in my life!!
Pretty similar circumstances only was loading on the trailer and it wasn't my shorts that got caught on the cleat!
Yup, you guessed it. Fortunately only the wife there, she was very sympathetic. So were the ER doc and nurse.

Hope this made your day Charlie
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