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(WFSB Connecticut)   Typically, a boat launch is not somewhere you go around asking people to blow you, but it is if you can't get your boat out of the water after a day of "fishing" with your buddy   (wfsb.com) divider line 46
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2013-06-18 09:35:01 AM  
Ethanol is a hell of a drug
 
2013-06-18 09:36:23 AM  
People at boat ramps, I swear...

Though there isn't much worse out there than when you head out to the lake, back your boat into the water, and the freaking thing won't start.

But at least I know how to back a boat trailer down a ramp.
 
2013-06-18 09:38:35 AM  
One of the most infamous sites for gay men to meet for random anonymous sex in my city is a boat ramp, so Im not so sure about that assessment subby
 
2013-06-18 09:42:48 AM  

Oldiron_79: One of the most infamous sites for gay men to meet for random anonymous sex in my city is a boat ramp, so Im not so sure about that assessment subby


Same here.  Coincidentally, the boat ramp area is called Rainbow Park.
 
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2013-06-18 09:43:53 AM  
Actually subby, he was asking people to blow his car/truck, which is even scarier
 
2013-06-18 09:44:08 AM  
Why not just keep a balloon full of your own expelled gas in the car? The O2 percentage will be right and not trigger a warning.
 
2013-06-18 09:48:25 AM  

blatz514: Oldiron_79: One of the most infamous sites for gay men to meet for random anonymous sex in my city is a boat ramp, so Im not so sure about that assessment subby

Same here.  Coincidentally, the boat ramp area is called Rainbow Park.


Well that one makes sense as to why there as opposed to somewhere else. The one in my area does not have a suggestive name or anything. Even the gay people I know dont know why there.
 
2013-06-18 09:51:31 AM  
Talking about a boat launch?
(just a few seconds long)
 
2013-06-18 09:53:18 AM  
I had a guy ask for $ at a rest stop.

It would have been better if it was a chick, it was night, the rest stop was empty and she was willing to work for it, but other than that I wasn't carrying cash.
 
2013-06-18 09:53:52 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: People at boat ramps, I swear...

Though there isn't much worse out there than when you head out to the lake, back your boat into the water, and the freaking thing won't start.

But at least I know how to back a boat trailer down a ramp.




I can beat it...

DSB time: Bought a new-to-me bass boat last summer. Got it backed down the launch, off the trailer, and tied up to the short time dock. Put the dog in the boat to watch things while I parked the truck/trailer. As I was locking up here comes my dog across the parking lot...soaking wet and with a "Sorry Boss!" look on his face. Went to the dock to find the boat mostly submerged, only held up in the back by the mooring line.

I now have "IS THE DRAIN PLUG IN? CHECK!!" stenciled on the consol.

DSB over.

/getting that bailed out weren't fun
 
2013-06-18 09:54:37 AM  
That reminds me of the Man Show Boy Scout asking people to buy him some beer.
 
2013-06-18 10:01:25 AM  
If you want a good laugh (or an appalling look at the depth of human stupidity), just spend a few hours at a public boat ramp. Holy crap, there are far too many people out there with no business operating a boat, towing a boat, or just being anywhere near a boat.
 
2013-06-18 10:02:42 AM  
Nutsac_Jim

Why not just keep a balloon full of your own expelled gas in the car? The O2 percentage will be right and not trigger a warning.

One of the wife's friends had this on her car. IIRC, you have to be able to blow at a very steady pace a stream of air. Not sure if she tried the balloon trick but she tried other means. Once, she huffed in to a plastic grocery bag and tied it before she went in a-drinkin'. Then she poke the bag with the straw and tried to squeeze the air through the interlock. It didn't buy it. Also, foggy memory and all, you only get some many tries and then they system locks the ignition for a few hours.
 
2013-06-18 10:04:16 AM  

LittleSmitty: If you want a good laugh (or an appalling look at the depth of human stupidity), just spend a few hours at a public boat ramp. Holy crap, there are far too many people out there with no business operating a boat, towing a boat, or just being anywhere near a boat.


One of my faves is people that end up needing a wrecker to get off the ramp because they are trying to tow a boat of any size with a front wheel drive where the tongue weight takes weight off the drive wheels.
 
2013-06-18 10:05:17 AM  
does nobody make a compressed air canister for this purpose?
 
2013-06-18 10:05:37 AM  

Oldiron_79: One of the most infamous sites for gay men to meet for random anonymous sex in my city is a boat ramp, so Im not so sure about that assessment subby


Oh. I get it!

"Hi sailor. New in town?"
 
2013-06-18 10:10:54 AM  

Skyd1v: DSB time: Bought a new-to-me bass boat last summer. Got it backed down the launch, off the trailer, and tied up to the short time dock. Put the dog in the boat to watch things while I parked the truck/trailer. As I was locking up here comes my dog across the parking lot...soaking wet and with a "Sorry Boss!" look on his face. Went to the dock to find the boat mostly submerged, only held up in the back by the mooring line.


+1 for training your dog well enough to not have to tie him to the boat.
 
2013-06-18 10:11:50 AM  
Owning a boat is a way of saying "blow me".

/Blow boater
 
2013-06-18 10:12:34 AM  

BitwiseShift: Oldiron_79: One of the most infamous sites for gay men to meet for random anonymous sex in my city is a boat ramp, so Im not so sure about that assessment subby

Oh. I get it!

"Hi sailor. New in town?"


I read that in Shore leave from Venture bros voice.
 
2013-06-18 10:12:56 AM  
WTF? Not only is he attempting to drive drunk, but he's trying it with a boat hitched to his farking car? I hope they take his driving license away, and for good measure somehow take possession of his boat.
 
2013-06-18 10:14:51 AM  

Oldiron_79: LittleSmitty: If you want a good laugh (or an appalling look at the depth of human stupidity), just spend a few hours at a public boat ramp. Holy crap, there are far too many people out there with no business operating a boat, towing a boat, or just being anywhere near a boat.

One of my faves is people that end up needing a wrecker to get off the ramp because they are trying to tow a boat of any size with a front wheel drive where the tongue weight takes weight off the drive wheels.


I've seen:

Too much boat for the tow vehicle to handle, resulting in boat, trailer and tow vehicle submerged.

Boat, trailer and 4x4 truck submerged because someone forgot what "Park" and emergency brakes are for.

Boat and trailer drifting off because of lack of safety chain.

Boat falling off trailer because of no tie downs.

Boat jumping trailer and landing on truck because lazy ass tried to goose it onto trailer with a little too much enthusiasm

Just to name a few
 
2013-06-18 10:19:08 AM  

skinink: WTF? Not only is he attempting to drive drunk, but he's trying it with a boat hitched to his farking car? I hope they take his driving license away, and for good measure somehow take possession of his boat.


I'm impressed that people didn't try to help him out. "Sure Cletus, you ain't THAT drunk." Hopefully he will now learn an important lesson about the utility of designated drivers.
 
2013-06-18 10:20:06 AM  

URAPNIS: Skyd1v: DSB time: Bought a new-to-me bass boat last summer. Got it backed down the launch, off the trailer, and tied up to the short time dock. Put the dog in the boat to watch things while I parked the truck/trailer. As I was locking up here comes my dog across the parking lot...soaking wet and with a "Sorry Boss!" look on his face. Went to the dock to find the boat mostly submerged, only held up in the back by the mooring line.

+1 for training your dog well enough to not have to tie him to the boat.




He has "stay" pretty much down pat, and it takes a lot to get him to get out of any motorized vehicle anyway.

But apparently going down with the ship is above his pay grade.
 
2013-06-18 10:22:49 AM  
Away? I think you keep missing that word.
 
2013-06-18 10:23:12 AM  

LittleSmitty: Oldiron_79: LittleSmitty: If you want a good laugh (or an appalling look at the depth of human stupidity), just spend a few hours at a public boat ramp. Holy crap, there are far too many people out there with no business operating a boat, towing a boat, or just being anywhere near a boat.

One of my faves is people that end up needing a wrecker to get off the ramp because they are trying to tow a boat of any size with a front wheel drive where the tongue weight takes weight off the drive wheels.

I've seen:

Too much boat for the tow vehicle to handle, resulting in boat, trailer and tow vehicle submerged.

Boat, trailer and 4x4 truck submerged because someone forgot what "Park" and emergency brakes are for.

Boat and trailer drifting off because of lack of safety chain.

Boat falling off trailer because of no tie downs.

Boat jumping trailer and landing on truck because lazy ass tried to goose it onto trailer with a little too much enthusiasm

Just to name a few


Yup Ive seen all of those, also boat too long for that paticular ramp where the trailer wheels drop off the ramp and it bottoms out.
 
2013-06-18 10:24:30 AM  

LadySusan: skinink: WTF? Not only is he attempting to drive drunk, but he's trying it with a boat hitched to his farking car? I hope they take his driving license away, and for good measure somehow take possession of his boat.

I'm impressed that people didn't try to help him out. "Sure Cletus, you ain't THAT drunk." Hopefully he will now learn an important lesson about the utility of designated drivers.


I don't think Clinton, CT, is very Cletussy, but anything's possible.
 
2013-06-18 10:25:40 AM  
And, of course, I meant Westbrook. Same assessment applies.
 
2013-06-18 10:26:48 AM  
www.merchandisingplaza.ca
 
2013-06-18 10:39:01 AM  

skinink: WTF? Not only is he attempting to drive drunk, but he's trying it with a boat hitched to his farking car? I hope they take his driving license away, and for good measure somehow take possession of his boat.


In PA, they will take your boat and car.
 
2013-06-18 10:41:23 AM  
My CSB,

I went fishing with a couple of friends and when it came time to put the boat down the ramp, we jumped out to guide the owner.  The boat launch was packed and you were only going to get one chance to do it right.  The owner could not back that damn rig down the ramp to save his soul.  After three attempts and some very angry boaters waiting to launch/retrieve, I softly asked if I might give it a try.  The owner could be a bit off an ass when embarrassed so he stops the truck, throws the keys at me and then he loudly said "OK Smart ass, you give it a try" so that everyone for miles around were now watching my every move.  I jumped in the truck, pulled forward about three feet to get my bearings and then put that damn boat right down the center line of ramp. I stopped the truck just before the water hit the rear brake drums.  I hopped out, took the bowline and gave the boat a kick with my foot and it drifted off like a swan.  I got a round of applause and the owner never took me fishing again.  Asshole.


He did not know I used to move my Dad's Ford Econoline van and 20' travel trailer out of the side yard when I was 10 years old just so I could mow the grass around it.
 
2013-06-18 10:43:04 AM  

Skyd1v: TheGreatGazoo: People at boat ramps, I swear...

Though there isn't much worse out there than when you head out to the lake, back your boat into the water, and the freaking thing won't start.

But at least I know how to back a boat trailer down a ramp.

I can beat it...

DSB time: Bought a new-to-me bass boat last summer. Got it backed down the launch, off the trailer, and tied up to the short time dock. Put the dog in the boat to watch things while I parked the truck/trailer. As I was locking up here comes my dog across the parking lot...soaking wet and with a "Sorry Boss!" look on his face. Went to the dock to find the boat mostly submerged, only held up in the back by the mooring line.

I now have "IS THE DRAIN PLUG IN? CHECK!!" stenciled on the consol.

DSB over.

/getting that bailed out weren't fun


Dad?

/Our boat sunk on a family vacation. In dad's defense, he had just had the boat at the shop for whatever reason, and they took the plug out. He admits he still should have checked. Getting it out of the water wasted a full day of fishing and boating, but the memories last forever.
 
2013-06-18 10:43:21 AM  
I had a really cool Dad.
 
2013-06-18 10:51:05 AM  
I just got my first boat a couple of weeks ago.  I have no problem backing the boat into the water.  The problem I have is backing the damn trailer when the boat is not on it. When I take the boat in to get my new Lowrance electronics put on I"m going to see if they make some kind of trailer extensions I could use to help fix that problem.
 
2013-06-18 11:16:11 AM  

Skyd1v: As I was locking up here comes my dog across the parking lot...soaking wet and with a "Sorry Boss!" look on his face.


HAHAHA
 
2013-06-18 11:17:14 AM  
I just picked up a boat over the winter that I have been using as a project to keep me busy. I went through the engine, redid the wiring, cleaned it up, replaced all the wiring, electronics and seats and its just about ready for its maiden voyage. I just need to pick up a new prop for it this weekend. I am not looking forward to trying to get it in the water the first time. I have been practicing with the trailer but I am convinced that something is going to throw me for a loop when I try to get it in the water for the first time.

\Yes, I am towing it with a FWD car
\\Should be an interesting time
\\\16' trihull and significantly under the cars tow capacity
 
2013-06-18 11:24:21 AM  

Oldiron_79: One of the most infamous sites for gay men to meet for random anonymous sex in my city is a boat ramp, so Im not so sure about that assessment subby


Boat ramps -- where "scraping your barnacles for you" is code for something entirely different.
 
2013-06-18 11:41:30 AM  

DownDaRiver: skinink: WTF? Not only is he attempting to drive drunk, but he's trying it with a boat hitched to his farking car? I hope they take his driving license away, and for good measure somehow take possession of his boat.

In PA, they will take your boat and car.


And sell both for crack.
 
2013-06-18 11:53:24 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: IIRC, you have to be able to blow at a very steady pace a stream of air.


Never had to deal with the systems, but from what I've read, you not only need a steady pace of air that profiles as a 'blow', it also checks for temperature(so stale air won't do), humidity(natch on a blow dryer), and maybe even oxygen/CO2 level.

Oldiron_79: One of my faves is people that end up needing a wrecker to get off the ramp because they are trying to tow a boat of any size with a front wheel drive where the tongue weight takes weight off the drive wheels.


Now maybe it's because I'm a boy scout, but if it's a fairly busy ramp couldn't they back it back down and get somebody with a truck to haul it off the ramp?

Personally, I might of *driven* his truck to get the boat out of the water, but after that I'm leaving him stranded.
 
2013-06-18 12:06:26 PM  

Oldiron_79: LittleSmitty: If you want a good laugh (or an appalling look at the depth of human stupidity), just spend a few hours at a public boat ramp. Holy crap, there are far too many people out there with no business operating a boat, towing a boat, or just being anywhere near a boat.

One of my faves is people that end up needing a wrecker to get off the ramp because they are trying to tow a boat of any size with a front wheel drive where the tongue weight takes weight off the drive wheels.


Oh!  Is this why pickups are rear wheel drive?

/shiatty in snow
 
2013-06-18 12:47:32 PM  

dk47: Oh! Is this why pickups are rear wheel drive?


Yep.
 
2013-06-18 12:52:20 PM  

bucket_pup: I had a really cool Dad.


I'll second that. I, too, am one of the lucky ones.
 
2013-06-18 02:16:03 PM  
Html_007 :  Google this to solve your alignment problems. There are magnetic ones too at Harbor Freight

Camco 44603 Magnetic Hitch Alignment Kit
 
2013-06-18 02:43:44 PM  

bucket_pup: Camco 44603 Magnetic Hitch Alignment Kit


best feature about my truck is the rear camera that lets me see the hitches. Hooking up was never easier.

Taken my boat out 4 times now and every time it gets a little easier to get down the ramp. I can get the boatless trailer down a lot easier than with the boat. It's a 20' pontoon boat.

/yay GA
//On the pontoon
  Makin' waves and catchin' rays up on the roof
  Jumpin' off the back, don't act like you don't want to
  Party in slow motion
  Out here in the open
  Mmmmmmm...motorboatin'
 
2013-06-18 03:14:52 PM  
People are generally nice around the ramps in my experience (well never fishermen v pleasure boats) and are usually more than willing to help, at least where I live.  I wouldn't be surprised to hear how someone blew for them but with the provision that they pulled the boat into the parking and turned the car back off.
 
2013-06-18 03:46:14 PM  

dk47: Oldiron_79: LittleSmitty: If you want a good laugh (or an appalling look at the depth of human stupidity), just spend a few hours at a public boat ramp. Holy crap, there are far too many people out there with no business operating a boat, towing a boat, or just being anywhere near a boat.

One of my faves is people that end up needing a wrecker to get off the ramp because they are trying to tow a boat of any size with a front wheel drive where the tongue weight takes weight off the drive wheels.

Oh!  Is this why pickups are rear wheel drive?

/shiatty in snow


Yup,

RWD more load= more traction

FWD more load = less traction

Thats why tractor trailers which are rwd will go when even 4wd cars wont in he snow.
 
2013-06-18 06:08:53 PM  

Grumpy Cat: LadySusan: skinink: WTF? Not only is he attempting to drive drunk, but he's trying it with a boat hitched to his farking car? I hope they take his driving license away, and for good measure somehow take possession of his boat.

I'm impressed that people didn't try to help him out. "Sure Cletus, you ain't THAT drunk." Hopefully he will now learn an important lesson about the utility of designated drivers.

I don't think Clinton, CT, is very Cletussy, but anything's possible.


Cletus is a state of mind not just a state or region.
 
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