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#11520874 - 04/04/16 11:37 AM Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here!
Razorback Offline
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Registered: 08/31/01
Posts: 3530
Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
I'm out on Lake Tyler fishing with our cousin yesterday afternoon. I pull into a little pocket down near the dam on the East Lake. We stop just short of the first boat dock heading in and I get up on the front deck and lower the trolling motor. As I am reaching down to pick up a rod, I hear a boat horn. At first I thought maybe someone I knew was out there, but when I look there is a pleasure boat about 150 yards out and heading toward us at a very fast idle.

When I realized he was coming for the dock where we stopped, I tried to troll past the stall. But...it takes a few seconds to get a boat that is stopped moving, so when I realized how fast he was coming in I turned the trolling motor to high. That didn't work either, so I had to turn it hard to the right to keep him from hitting us. Thurston Howell III who is driving is muttering something and waving his arms around, and the woman in the boat gives us this evil eye look and asks, "Can't you stop that thing?"

I pretty much lost it. I asked, "Can't you stop that thing, you obnoxious t**d? We were already here when you came rushing in full speed ahead, but don't let us get in your way. Just run over us."

How dare a lowly fisherman be in the vicinity of his dock?

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#11520883 - 04/04/16 11:39 AM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: Razorback]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Was his wife hot?

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#11520912 - 04/04/16 11:48 AM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: Huckleberry]
Chris_K Offline
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 1099
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
Was his wife hot?
bouncy

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#11520927 - 04/04/16 11:54 AM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: Razorback]
Razorback Offline
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Registered: 08/31/01
Posts: 3530
Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
No. If he looked like Thurston Howell, III she looked like Lovie.

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#11520930 - 04/04/16 11:54 AM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: Razorback]
Cass Caldwell Offline
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Registered: 01/29/06
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Loc: Bossier City, Louisiana
I had to look up your Thurston Howell reference, but now I'm on board...lol. Nobody under 35 will get it for sure.
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#11520943 - 04/04/16 11:59 AM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: Razorback]
Razorback Offline
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Registered: 08/31/01
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Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
Maybe Judge Smails and his wife from Caddyshack works better. Whoever they were, he was apparently willing to broadside us if we didn't get out of the way. He had to have seen us idle in there and me get up on the trolling motor when he was still 250 yards away. Why couldn't he slow down and let us get past? If he had done that I wouldn't have minded him honking his horn. I would have tried my best to get past his dock so he could come in.

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#11520992 - 04/04/16 12:14 PM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: Razorback]
WillieKetchum Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
Maybe he had to poop real bad.

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#11521034 - 04/04/16 12:32 PM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: WillieKetchum]
9094 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 6568
Loc: Albany
Originally Posted By: WillieKetchum
Maybe he had to poop real bad.


Been there!
That would make it totally understandable.

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#11521035 - 04/04/16 12:32 PM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: Razorback]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2201
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS
any detectable northern accent?

peep
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#11521043 - 04/04/16 12:36 PM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: reeltexan]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Originally Posted By: reeltexan
any detectable northern accent?

peep


Get atta da way you stupid redneck!

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#11521050 - 04/04/16 12:39 PM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: Razorback]
Jpurdue Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 1121
Loc: NW Houston
Under 35 and I got it. One of my favorite shows! You sure there wasn't a Marry Ann in the boat somewhere?
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#11521098 - 04/04/16 12:57 PM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: Jpurdue]
E5Zero Offline
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Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 1949
Loc: Downtown Tomball, Texas
Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
Under 35 and I got it. One of my favorite shows! You sure there wasn't a Marry Ann in the boat somewhere?


Ah that brings about the age old question, MaryAnn or Ginger? Hmmmm.

And your experience on Tyler reaffirms why I stay away from Conroe until winter.
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#11521108 - 04/04/16 01:01 PM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: WillieKetchum]
Frank the Tank Offline
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Originally Posted By: WillieKetchum
Maybe he had to poop real bad.


Or worse, maybe Lovey had to poop real bad
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#11521113 - 04/04/16 01:04 PM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: Frank the Tank]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Originally Posted By: WillieKetchum
Maybe he had to poop real bad.


Or worse, maybe Lovey had to poop real bad


or maybe lovey already pooped real bad

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#11521266 - 04/04/16 02:06 PM Re: Yay, obnoxious pleasure boater season is here! [Re: Razorback]
04champ Offline
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Registered: 04/22/15
Posts: 6132
maybe you need a new trolling motor

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