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Old 05-25-2012, 05:21 PM
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I thought memorial day was the day when all the boats sitting under the oak trees were dragged to the ramp and put in, to allow numerous attempts to get the motor to run??
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We haven't thought about boating on Memorial Day in years...

It's like going out drinking with all the amateurs on New Years...why bother??
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I got forced overtime so no pleasure boating for me. I will be out Sunday working to keep the water safe.
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Probably but mainly because the wind has been blowing for 2 days and won't settle down until Sunday pm at best.
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Nope. Too many boats. Too many unqualified Captains. Too many drunks. Life is too short and I can take the boat out anytime.
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If the wind cooperates, I'll be on the water.
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We'll be sitting in the restaurant watching the antics.
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Think Jack Daniels and I may bring a lawn chair down to the docks and just watch the entertainment.
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Ive got a huge pork shoulder and some ribs. Going to Moms on Monday and firing up the smoker
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Originally Posted by bumster View Post
Ive got a huge pork shoulder and some ribs. Going to Moms on Monday and firing up the smoker
Amen. Just put a 7lb Boston Butt in the fridge for crock pot, pulled pork goodness tomorrow.
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I live in New England & it's going to be the best tomorrow (Saturday) I'm boating everyday this weekend for sure! Just received my brand new Seaway 24' on Thursday. I can avoid the "knuckleheads" w/o an issue! We pay to have a boat, so screw the idiots & have a great time!
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I'll be out doing plenty of drinking, cigar smoking and carrying on, however,I have a designated Captain, whoever is assigned to RC "Oasis of the Seas". I just hope it's not an Itialian hot shot with a penchant for doing nearshore island fly by's and I should be good.
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Just put the boat in today.. we will be going out, but our hot spots aren't close to where the idiots are. Might go sharking a few miles out to get rid of the weekends/crowds.. I'm a local, gtf out of my way. Wish I had a microphone.. I would have a great time.
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I'm glad to see so many people staying off the water.
I was afraid it might be crowded tom'w, but now I'm on for morning fishing.
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Just had 200 gallons of fuel delivered. You bet your asre I will be out there. Some of you guys are such babies. Lots of boats are still sitting in the boat yards. Just took an evening cruise on the north of the Barnegat Bay in Little Toot and almost no boat traffic. Just a couple of jet skis.
What a bunch of girls.
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Originally Posted by Reachport View Post
I'm glad to see so many people staying off the water.
I was afraid it might be crowded tom'w, but now I'm on for morning fishing.
Good one!

I won't be out there either, late launch this year for me. I need at least another week.
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I really love the lower Potomac. Never a crowd even on HolidY weekends
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Watched one doing a dress rehearsal at a boatramp in LA a couple days ago. Backed a sparkley bassboat down the ramp, low wall on the side. Over the wall the wheels on one side go with an almighty crash.

Ding Dong at the wheel does not even get out to have a look. NOOO. He powers back up the ramp till the wheels wrench over the wall like nothing happened.

I'm in Galveston now. Gotta find me a nice shady tree to sit under at a busy boat ramp to watch the fun.
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Originally Posted by Doug in Bermuda View Post
Watched one doing a dress rehearsal at a boatramp in LA a couple days ago. Backed a sparkley bassboat down the ramp, low wall on the side. Over the wall the wheels on one side go with an almighty crash.

Ding Dong at the wheel does not even get out to have a look. NOOO. He powers back up the ramp till the wheels wrench over the wall like nothing happened.

I'm in Galveston now. Gotta find me a nice shady tree to sit under at a busy boat ramp to watch the fun.
And that is exactly how you spend memorial day.
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Hell yes. I love boating, not insanity.

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