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Offline Blacklab

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Went swimming
« on: March 06, 2018, 04:26:06 PM »
 Want to go fishing at a local lake of mine. I have to self lunch because Iím the only one able to go at this time. Which is no big deal I do it quite often so itís pretty basic anymore. This time I had a good brain cramp. When I went to hook the leash onto the trailer for when I backed down the boat.  It came unhooked and I launch the boat into the lake with no leash.  I ended up having to chase the boat down got everything wet from my phone to my Wallet to me all the way up to my chest. But I got the boat. caught my breath figured itís time to go home since it was so warm this morning. I think it was about 40į I donít know what the water was but it wasnít very warm. :chuckle:  I still donít know what I was thinking when I  hook the leash to the trailer. I usually use the winch strap and hook onto the Eye hook that way. For some reason I didnít And wasted a beautiful day. Dana tells me I should sell the boat. Because one day Iím gonna drown. LOL
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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 04:37:39 PM »
Been there done that, LOL
Kind of ruins your day.
Now, after I disconnect the trailer chain and strap, I tie the "20ft bow line" to the strut of my canopy.
That way I can walk the boat down the dock or beach it while staying dry then I go park.
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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 04:38:46 PM »
Almost as embarrassing as forgetting to put your plug in,

Almost, LOL
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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 06:12:41 PM »
Almost as embarrassing as forgetting to put your plug in,

Almost, LOL
I have to admit I've been  :chuckle: off an on all day. Dana told me someone is going to film me during one of my adventures. With the title don't be this guy  :brew:  ;)
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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 10:42:17 AM »
Yeah, another tip is to not have multiple ropes sitting in the bow that can be confused for the one actually tied to the boat.

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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 11:12:45 AM »
I kind of wonder why people do this in general unless you have a big boat that is hard to push off the bunks or rollers?  I guess it looks cool when done correctly, but I have seen people lose their boat, run/slide their tow rig into the water, hit other boats, and have their boat bounce back and hit the trailer. Is it that hard to stand on the tongue and release the winch before pushing off?

It is good for a laugh sometimes though :chuckle:

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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018, 11:23:12 AM »
It's the only way I can get my boat off the trailer by myself sometimes.  Most ramps aren't steep enough to get it totally floating without dunking half the truck, so I back and tap the brakes and it slides right off.  It isn't a crazy maneuver, just a slight tap on the brakes at the right time and it's off.

If you have a light boat, a roller trailer or a steep enough ramp, it's certainly not required.

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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 11:29:25 AM »
Not trying to be a smart arse here but I AKWAYS put the boat in the water and then unhook the chain and strap, if I am by myself I tie the bow to a mooring cleat and then back up and nail the brakes and the boat slides off just tight every time , I almost tried cutting corners onece but decided not to, had I unhooked like I was going to I would have dumped a 200,000 dollar boat off on the launch about half way down  :yike:
my grandpa always said "if it aint broke dont fix it"

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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 11:41:05 AM »
Not trying to be a smart arse here but I AKWAYS put the boat in the water and then unhook the chain and strap, if I am by myself I tie the bow to a mooring cleat and then back up and nail the brakes and the boat slides off just tight every time , I almost tried cutting corners onece but decided not to, had I unhooked like I was going to I would have dumped a 200,000 dollar boat off on the launch about half way down  :yike:

I've seen that one happen, very painful to watch.

I do wait until I am in the water to unhook the boat and tie it off, but onetime in the dark I forgot to tie it off and another time I tied off the wrong rope.  Yet another good reason for me to not have a $200k boat.

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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2018, 12:50:46 PM »
$200K boat?  Wow.   :o
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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2018, 01:21:56 PM »
$200K boat?  Wow.   :o
yes sir and talk about being a nervous pervous backing that bad boy down the ramp!!!
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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2018, 01:24:09 PM »
Back in my beer drinking days we use to go watch people launch their boats and hold up big score cards on how well or crappy they did, oh man it was good fun, I miss those days  :chuckle:
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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2018, 01:32:26 PM »
That's funny jackmaster  :chuckle:

The way the boat and trailer are set up. The leash hooked to the trailer is the best way for me to launch. Except the other for day  :chuckle:.
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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2018, 02:21:21 PM »
Did someone get it on video as I would like to see that

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Re: Went swimming
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2018, 07:32:59 PM »
LMAO!! My Dana says I going to be famous one day  :chuckle:
Hey! I'm not a complete idiot I have parts missing. Though sometimes I wonder.

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