Ramp etiquette PSA!!!

greybeard

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This needs to shown on a jumbo tron at every boat ramp for all the clueless idiots out there. The tubers and jet skiers spin me up the worst!!!;:;banghead[video=vimeo;67253679]https://vimeo.com/67253679 [/video]

Maybe we just need to start carrying shovels.

https://vimeo.com/67253679
 
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:;:thumbsup Im pretty sure most of us have thought of hitting people with a shovel while at boat ramp
 

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Any and all water craft from my experience, mostly fishing boats that have not been started for some time and then back in the water and then realize it is dead or will not run then spend tons of time trying to troubleshoot it in the middle of the ramp.

The worst are the folks who hit the water one time a year "Usually the busiest ramp days of the year" and have no clue and then invite the whole dam neighborhood and family to load up while at the ramp rather than the dock or on shore.
 


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The worst I seen so far is some kind of pro fisherman with CRESTLINER in huge letters on his boat and hangs out at Devils.

Probably comes on here too :)
 

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Pontoons and jet skis have been doing pretty good this year. The Lunds and glass boats have been the real issue. God forbid they get a scratch or ding on their $70,000 fishing boat.
 

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The fancy boats take the longest. I would love to throw a 15 lb mad pike on the floor of those fancy boats haha.
 

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Novices trying to bring their boat to the landing, with a current going sideways or unsure how to get over the first set of rollers on the trailer!! ;:;banghead

Maybe I should video them and hook it up to YouTube so everyone can see their license plate..... There are many Jethro's out there.
 


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I think a #12 long handled aluminum scoop shovel would have a nicer sounding gong along some ones noggin myself.:;:muahaha
 

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I busted a hockey stick over a buddies head once, somehow I lucked out and he was not hurt too bad. I learned to control my anger after that.
 

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Awesome. I hope he also does a left lane vid.
 


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I'm only permitted to give you one "thumbs up" KURT.
 
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Haha! Great video! Sadly enough I have seen people take selfies during the boat launching process.....I try not to get too worked up over folks unprepared to launch a boat, but sometimes it is rather frustrating, especially at real busy ramp. Not being able to back up a boat if you are not used to it is understandable, but the people who decide to take tarp off, load gear, etc while taking up the ramp can be a tad annoying. There are a lot a people who dont fish/boat too often, so need to take that into consideration. I actually get a kick out of some of the antics I see at the ramp, it is quite entertaining!! If someone is alone, I will ask if I can help. Not always easy to load/unload a boat by yourself, especally when there is strong current and/or wind/weather to deal with.
 
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Haha! Great video! Sadly enough I have seen people take selfies during the boat launching process.....I try not to get too worked up over folks unprepared to launch a boat, but sometimes it is rather frustrating, especially at real busy ramp. Not being able to back up a boat if you are not used to it is understandable, but the people who decide to take tarp off, load gear, etc while taking up the ramp can be a tad annoying. There are a lot a people who dont fish/boat too often, so need to take that into consideration. I actually get a kick out of some of the antics I see at the ramp, it is quite entertaining!! If someone is alone, I will ask if I can help. Not always easy to load/unload a boat by yourself, especally when there is strong current and/or wind/weather to deal with.

I have backed trailers in several times just to help out. Most times it's a family with mom trying to back the trailer in with dad in the boat and no patience for his wife's struggles to back the trailer down. I actually taught my wife to run the boat off and on the trailer, it was easier than trying to teach her to back up a trailer! ;:;bangheadHaving a roller trailer also helps.

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I also get a kick out of folks that back a roller trailer in ALL THE WAY and then can't figure out why they're boat is crooked when they pull it out of the water.
 

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I have backed trailers in several times just to help out. Most times it's a family with mom trying to back the trailer in with dad in the boat and no patience for his wife's struggles to back the trailer down. I actually taught my wife to run the boat off and on the trailer, it was easier than trying to teach her to back up a trailer! ;:;bangheadHaving a roller trailer also helps.

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I also get a kick out of folks that back a roller trailer in ALL THE WAY and then can't figure out why they're boat is crooked when they pull it out of the water.

I did just the opposite, mrs johnr is the absolute best trailer backer at the lake. She spent about 2 hours 10 years ago backing up and down the ramp, (we were vacationing, it was a Tuesday morning, and no one was in line).

She gets me in and out of the water in literally seconds, she backs down, unhooks the front strap and safety chain when we are about a foot from the water, resumes backing down rather swiftly, the boat hits the water, I am floating back off of the trailer before I even have the motor tilted down she is pulling the truck and trailer up. She parks, and is at a mild jog heading back towards the ramp before most guys have even scratched their nuts.

This is all possible because we have a bunk trailer(so you can unhook before the boat is in the water), and we spent the time learning professional backing skills.

Everyone is envious of how easy I have it at the ramp.:cool:

God bless America...
 

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I did just the opposite, mrs johnr is the absolute best trailer backer at the lake. She spent about 2 hours 10 years ago backing up and down the ramp, (we were vacationing, it was a Tuesday morning, and no one was in line).

She gets me in and out of the water in literally seconds, she backs down, unhooks the front strap and safety chain when we are about a foot from the water, resumes backing down rather swiftly, the boat hits the water, I am floating back off of the trailer before I even have the motor tilted down she is pulling the truck and trailer up. She parks, and is at a mild jog heading back towards the ramp before most guys have even scratched their nuts.

This is all possible because we have a bunk trailer(so you can unhook before the boat is in the water), and we spent the time learning professional backing skills.

Everyone is envious of how easy I have it at the ramp.:cool:

God bless America...

My wife is the same way, I married a good farm girl with skills, she has lots of folks come up and comment on how easy she makes it look and she too has jumped in and backed many other folks rigs into the water for them.
 


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