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3 Dayer : A person who only boats on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. You know, the guy who drives around all day with his fenders bouncing off the side of the hull or the guy who tries and tries to unload his boat with straps still tied on ...

Let`s hear the stories from the weekend. I know you`ve got some. :bigsmile:
 

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I forgot to put my plug in until I saw the bilge pump kick on....Luckily still on the trailer. Hurry Hurry Hurry. Didn't see too many fiascos on our lake but it was SLOW for a Holiday. Probably 6 or 8 broken down vessels getting towed home. That was a bit more than usual...probably bad gas :confused:
 

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other than a couple idiots coming into a marina at 10 mph with the bow straight up in the air (putting out the biggest wake possible) didn't see much to write about. ALOT of boats out on the water Sunday, stayed home Monday.
 

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How about a 30 foot cruiser towing 2 inflatables with 2 little kids on each raft in the middle of our main boat channel with boats everywhere. Then we saw a jet skier towing a tube with 1 little kid on it right behind them and going back and forth over his wake. Meanwhile the Coast Guard and local water cops are sitting outside the channel doing random safety checks instead of keeping idiots like this from killing some little kid.
 

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A group was having trouble getting their boat off the trailer yesterday. Turns out that they painted the bottom, and put it on the trailer wet. Paint cured, and the boat was stuck to the bunks.

Also saw a twin jet seadoo loading on a trailer behind a 1996 toyota celica.
 

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The usual stuff

somebody left the plug out,

Or the ones who got to the water, battery dead, so they try to jump start it off the tow vehicle.

And last but not least, the boat that wouldn't start so they get pissed, and pull of the ramp with the outdrive dragging the whole way. I actually yelled at the wife on teh dock, that the outdrive was down, so did my wife. The lady looked at me and had no clue what I was saying. :(

Almost forgot about the idiots that get their jetskis, and boats off the trailer, and go WOT away from the dock, and then look at everyone like they are cool.
 

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Well it all started on Friday night. My friend forgot to winterize his 02 rinker 232 so the ex manifolds broke :shocked: but we got those done friday. Saturday took it easy and put the boat on the ears and checked for leaks, run it up to temp, re-torqued the bolts and finished clean up. Then Monday (oops that is four days :bigsmile: ) took it out and rode it all day long.


Success story........that is as good as it gets. :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
 

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As I mentioned in another post, had no oil pressure due to a bad (new) oil filter. Got out to the middle of the lake and it gets hard to steer - broke ps belt. :( Nursed it back to the marina and needed lots of help from some guys on the dock due to stiff cross wind. All the supply stores at the lake were closed so we had to walk about a mile to get the truck and go to an auto parts store. At the end of the day there was the '3 dayer' who pulled their boat up the ramp just to the top of the incline and stopped. Then his buds pull a minivan perpendicular to the boat and start unloading it while about 7 other boats are waiting. And blank stares while everyone was yelling at them to move. :banghead:


Oh yeah, when we're floating out in the middle of the lake trying to figure out what to do, some water cops go by. I tried to wave them down to get an idea where to go and they just cruise by like I wasn't even there. The wife said I should've waved a beer at em...
 

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As I mentioned in another post, had no oil pressure due to a bad (new) oil filter. Got out to the middle of the lake and it gets hard to steer - broke ps belt. :( Nursed it back to the marina and needed lots of help from some guys on the dock due to stiff cross wind. All the supply stores at the lake were closed so we had to walk about a mile to get the truck and go to an auto parts store. At the end of the day there was the '3 dayer' who pulled their boat up the ramp just to the top of the incline and stopped. Then his buds pull a minivan perpendicular to the boat and start unloading it while about 7 other boats are waiting. And blank stares while everyone was yelling at them to move. :banghead:


Oh yeah, when we're floating out in the middle of the lake trying to figure out what to do, some water cops go by. I tried to wave them down to get an idea where to go and they just cruise by like I wasn't even there. The wife said I should've waved a beer at em...


Sounds like fun. :) What lake ?
 

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Nothing serious except at the local cove some idiot nearly killed his dog, and not just once. Dog was an older golden retriever. First he let his dog jump in the water in front of my boat as I was beaching. I threw it in reverse as fast as I could but I think I still tapped him :( About an hour later I see the guy is fumbling with one of those $300 plastic dog ladders that are made just for boats. Well as the owner was pushing his dog up the ladder hoping he'd figure it out the ladder fell apart and out comes a big yelp from the dog :mad: Later in the day the same guy decides to throw his dogs ball about 1ft from a cruiser's transom while it was running and about to leave :eek: The dog took off after it like a shot . Luckily, everybody around screamed to the owner of the cruiser to shut er down.

Can't imagine how the dog managed to live so long with an owner that careless :confused:
 

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Went down to KeeWadin Island where there was about 250 boats. Most people leaving had the ladders down when going home, tried to tell them but I guess the sodas got in the way. It was the usual nakedness running around, they must hate tan lines. No fights or BUI's.
The one story was with to Baja's anchors coming loose and they drifted into the SeaTow boat. :laugher: :laugher: :laugher:
 

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Nothing serious except at the local cove some idiot nearly killed his dog, and not just once. Dog was an older golden retriever. First he let his dog jump in the water in front of my boat as I was beaching. I threw it in reverse as fast as I could but I think I still tapped him :( About an hour later I see the guy is fumbling with one of those $300 plastic dog ladders that are made just for boats. Well as the owner was pushing his dog up the ladder hoping he'd figure it out the ladder fell apart and out comes a big yelp from the dog :mad: Later in the day the same guy decides to throw his dogs ball about 1ft from a cruiser's transom while it was running and about to leave :eek: The dog took off after it like a shot . Luckily, everybody around screamed to the owner of the cruiser to shut er down.

Can't imagine how the dog managed to live so long with an owner that careless :confused:

holy crap... poor dog
 

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I was so itching to get on the water, (boat still INOP) I asked a buddy who has never boated if he wanted to go in on a deck boat rental for the day Saturday, he said sure, so I reserved the last one they had, 21' Tahoe with a 150 or so on the back... hey, last minutes beggers can't be choosers!

So he calls Friday and says cancel the reso, I just bought a boat. Holy crap I think, kick ***, save 'me' a couple hundred bucks! I ask him what he got, he says it's a 19' tahoe deck boat, I ask power, he says 3 liter something, I ask (praying) 4.3 liter right? He says yeah, maybe.

Well the closest this guy has ever been to a boat is his lawn tractor, so his chick, his two boys and my two girls head out, his V10 Excursion pulling this little red boat to the marina. Since they had no clue about anything, and were begging for help, I let them know all the basics, what the staging area was for, how the ramp is a 'short time' area, basics of backing up a boat, etc.

We were at the ramp about noon, lots of people, but most had already launched for the day... so we had some time before choosing one of the two long ramps down to the water.

He had gone out the night before with just his budy, and they had failed to put the transom tie-downs back on... and they had throttled the boat so far the bow eye was over the bow roller on the trailer... that was the easy part.

After about 20 min of yelling from the boat on how to back up his school bus with this little boat behind it, we were in the water kinda, completly jackknifed sideways on the ramp, with the transom sticking right into the port side of another launcher next to us. Needless to say I wish I was not there...

We finally got on the water, and let me say, 7 people in his boat w/two coolers kinda put a little stress on his little 3.0 4 banger. I never let out anything but positive vibes for him, he was so proud of his little boat. It can almost pull a tube if there are only 2-3 people aboard. :)

I didn't care, I was on the water, had him drop me and the girls on an island, and proceeded to kill my ice chest, hey, I wasn't driving.

Time to go home, he decides to let his wife back up the schoolbus, she is real confident.... well now its dusk, and EVERYONE is leaving, so there is quite the line, she attempts and failed to back the thing up for what seemed like forever, I jumped out and made her get out, backed down in 10 seconds, we were out and on the way home in minutes.

Great first boat for them, but I really wish he had called me first, I think they will out grow this boat by ohhh, this weekend.

Wow, that was long. I am bored today. :)
 

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Against my better judgement I helped a friend take his new (to him) 60' houseboat for the first time. The list of things that went wrong is beyond my typing skills but he learned he shouldn't ask everyone he knew to go on his maiden voyage. He ended up coming bck to the dock on his own and managed to not demolish anything.
 
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