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Old 05-02-2018, 10:35 AM   #11
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I launched at Jim’s on Monday. They have 2 ramps. The right side ramp was pretty much blocked by a 2005 or so Blue Silverado with a trailer behind it.
I was just amazed by this, that somebody would launch, pull up a few yards, park and go fishing. A small boat with a small truck could have probably snaked around him at an angle but they shouldn’t have to.
The owner of the place put a note on his windshield but dang man, use some common courtesy. Good thing it wasn’t Saturday. It could have gotten ugly.
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I remember the days in San Diego when we used to pack up a cooler and lawn chairs and watch the funniest free show on earth at the Shelter Island launch ramp that could launch about 10boats at once (in Theory!!). priceless
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I am still trying to get over my anxiety at boat ramp. My small boat is easy, but the larger 21 footer is a lil bit of a thang for me. I almost always launch by myself, and the whole park boat, get trailer, back down and load (sometimes takes me a couple tries), then drive out to tie down etc... . I am so scared most times that folks will get all weird and angry with me. I have almost stopped entirely with weekends, but my partner works and weekends are the only time for her and daughter, so Juana's and that show it is for me sometimes. For the pro boat launchers out there, PLEASE have patience with us novices. Most men I have run into seem pretty ok with letting me load her up and most times an offer of help is given. But sometimes I can see guys getting all weird and testosterone fueled trying to get their boat taken care of. TY to those who understand that not all of us are experts
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What’s your friend doing while you are doing all this? Surely she can drive the truck and trailer to a parking spot while you are taking care of the boat.
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Only once have I ever been really aggravated at a ramp. There was only one ramp and the idiot spent a good 5 minuets revving his motor trying to get his boat off the trailer only to finally realize it was still strapped down. He pulled up the ramp just enough to undo the straps and then spent another 10 minuets getting his gear out of his suv and into the boat before finally getting his boat unloaded and his suv out of the way.


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What’s your friend doing while you are doing all this? Surely she can drive the truck and trailer to a parking spot while you are taking care of the boat.
She's working I am retired, she has 9-5 . Baby is a trooper when it's her and I . But like I said, I mostly go solo . And yes, surprising how many folks seem to have never seen anyone launch alone.

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