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Boat Ramp Etiquette

Post by Keeth1123 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:49 pm

What is the deal with people and the use of a boat ramp. Do you really feel the need to back onto the ramp and then begin to prepare your boat for the day? the answer is NO! park out of the way when preparing to unload or after loading and preparing to head home. Yes, your fancy truck is shiny and PUUUURRRDDDyyy but its not my style and I've looked at it long enough.

Also, what is with all of the bass tournaments these days? Cant even load your boat because they park and leave the rigs along the sea wall. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Then they think lets go get something to eat after we slayed fish all day. I mean why not, there is a nice restaurant right here called The Port. There's even all of this parking for my big fancy boat next to the outdoor seating. I'm sure its not in the way for anyone else. After all it is only a 22' boat with a 7000000 horsepower motor, twin trolling motors, a 40" flat-screen fish finder, and enough power poles to keep me still during a hurricane. Shouldn't cause a problem for anyone else. They would probably enjoy seeing it since I have a homemade self-sponsored team fishing shirt and am basically the next Bill Dance.

Finally, you get out to the water and enjoy some peace. WAIT! now they are fishing in 6" of water smack in the trail and looking at you sideways for being too loud! I must admit, I even took out my center console and strolled right up to the same skinny water and tried to catch fish. Never caught anything. Whose catching fish in the airboat trails????? WTF

If I had polly I would just run up the ramp and drive all the way to the trailer at thin point.

Somehow airboaters got a bad rap but its always the bass boaters being the A$$HOLE$.......In my opinion anway :thumbleft:


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Re: Boat Ramp Etiquette

Post by Watterbug » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:23 pm

Same thing here.
Most our ramps are very remote, some one will un load and leave the rig IN the water or so no one else can launch easily.
I have jerked plenty of trailers out of my way AND I leave a note telling them who I and why I did it.
Most never say a word the only one that did was a off duty sheriff, he said sorry I should know better!!!!!!1
I want to get some BIG stickers to put on there windshield, A BIG DICK STICKER !!!

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Post by Keeth1123 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:38 pm

Lol man that’s funny

We should make em stickers.

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Post by dodobird » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:14 pm

Saturday I got off my boat to go get the truck n trailer young buck right in the middle of a 2 trailer boat ramp getting his boat ready I said to him are u backing in now because I'm fixing to back up he got the hint n got out of the way n parked ......other thing I hate is some1 backing up in the middle of a 2 trailer boat ramp to launch their boat

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Re: Boat Ramp Etiquette

Post by AceNtheHole » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:25 pm

Don't blame them. they were raised that way by their a-hole parents. Instead, just give them a hug. Then bite their friggin ear off.

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Re: Boat Ramp Etiquette

Post by Prototype » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:02 pm

It's escalading by leaps and bounds. Tourney people and newbies, all have equal rights to ramp even sinking that 100k rig with no clue to procedure. Hell even some on here not realizing what tiny blades do impacting water.

Many fools willing to buy anything, and others willing to buy something? Boat ramp consist of 5% that know what there doing and the other 95% is just there to show their ignorance in a round about way.
Lost a good friend and his son with that very same thought! Ramp is ready to launch, not prep! Both in and out!
They ignored that so, tells me advice is useless not to ride with that kind of users.
They come first?

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Re: Boat Ramp Etiquette

Post by Blownaway540 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:16 pm

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Re: Boat Ramp Etiquette

Post by Seadrift » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:53 pm

LOL It amazes me how people can sit in the ramp and load crap on their boat for 45 minutes and the still have to wait for everyone on their boat to go use the restroom before launching. I refuse to go out on the weekends
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Re: Boat Ramp Etiquette

Post by terrible ted » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:52 pm

Well come on and tell Them. Some of us only have the week end but, go early

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Re: Boat Ramp Etiquette

Post by Keeth1123 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:11 am

Blownaway540 wrote:BASSHOLES

Lol



I almost lost my first airboat to a basshole. They were on one of those semi-planes well into the port (which is an idle and no wake zone). They produced one of those big rolling wakes because of their speed. The wakes were so big the front of my bot started taking on water as I became at the bottom of the wave cycle!
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Re: Boat Ramp Etiquette

Post by Prototype » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:56 pm

More boaters and same amount of ramps and now fee monitored ramps,
Rather not pay extra to them to escort heavy traffic on interstates or see there vacant parking space at a full ramp?
All goes back to accountability and few have it, including governing agencies.

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