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Old 06-14-2011, 08:20 AM
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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.............
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:26 AM
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Be sure to be well armed upon arrival at the ramp.


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Old 06-14-2011, 09:01 AM
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Got the SW. M&P. In the back holster. Looks kind of dumb on a swim suit. Oh well
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:21 AM
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Mine looks great strapped to my purple speedo swimsuit.


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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.
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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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