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Gunnerdog59 06-14-2011 08:20 AM

Yep old and first time boat owner
 
Well this looks like fun so off I go and buy a boat. Well just finished browsing some thread here about newbies on the ramps. And boy my blood pressure went up just thinking about launching for the first time. Kind of like asking my Dad about sex. Maybe I will camp on the dock for a day or two and watch the zoo. We here in Idaho only have weeks to boat, just the nature thing. Also I am first timer on this forum. I am looking for GOOD advice and seem to not take criticism well. Maybe should have taken up shuffle board. Nope I'm going to be a boat Captain, someday! Can't wait to read all the advice. Bring it on.............

Snapper Head 06-14-2011 08:26 AM

Be sure to be well armed upon arrival at the ramp.


Big Al

Gunnerdog59 06-14-2011 09:01 AM

Got the SW. M&P. In the back holster. Looks kind of dumb on a swim suit. Oh well

Snapper Head 06-14-2011 09:21 AM

Mine looks great strapped to my purple speedo swimsuit.


Big Al

Qb1rdman 06-14-2011 09:24 AM


Originally Posted by Gunnerdog59 (Post 3819029)
Well this looks like fun so off I go and buy a boat. Well just finished browsing some thread here about newbies on the ramps. And boy my blood pressure went up just thinking about launching for the first time. Kind of like asking my Dad about sex. Maybe I will camp on the dock for a day or two and watch the zoo. We here in Idaho only have weeks to boat, just the nature thing. Also I am first timer on this forum. I am looking for GOOD advice and seem to not take criticism well. Maybe should have taken up shuffle board. Nope I'm going to be a boat Captain, someday! Can't wait to read all the advice. Bring it on.............

  • Kicking back at a public ramp for a day isn't a bad idea.
  • Make a checklist.
  • Don't feel pressured and take as much time as you need. Everyone else will have the same opportunity when it's their turn.

jko2004 06-14-2011 09:29 AM

I like to have all my gear in the boat and ready for launch. Typically pout wife, kids, dogs, etc in boat while waiting for ramp to clear.
(IE. Dont sit in/on the ramp loading and unloading stuff - this could have already been done).

Luckily, my wife has been able to pilot the boat well enough to pull her on and off the trailer while I park/fetch the truck.

Always use the emergency brake and wheel stop, dont forget the plug!

Good Luck and happy boating


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