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#12525563 - 12/03/17 05:47 PM Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Folks, please use a little common courtesy when using the courtesy dock at boat ramps.

This morning on Lake Fork,at the 154 ramp, the owner of a White and black Skeeter launched his boat very early, tied it to the courtesy dock, then walked back and talked to people in the parking lot for 30 minutes. Needless to say, it was a cluster trying to launch boats and get partners loaded, or those like me by themselves, having to wait till an opening comes available to tie the boat off and park my truck/trailer.

Use the docks for their purpose..to access and egress boats expeditiously.


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#12525570 - 12/03/17 05:58 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: Gamblinman]
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Gotta love it.

Man, I could go on and on about this kinda stuff. It never ceases to amaze me.
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#12525571 - 12/03/17 06:03 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: Gamblinman]
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Wow. Nobody ripped that guy?
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#12525573 - 12/03/17 06:06 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: Gamblinman]
GriddleGrizzly Offline
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It never ceases to amaze me how inconsiderate/oblivious people can be. At least they didnt take up both lanes of a 2 lane boat ramp, put all their gear back in the truck with the boat on the trailer in the water, then lean over the bed, crack a beer and start talking to each other while your buddy has the truck ready to back down and you’re circling in front of the ramp in the boat mad

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#12525577 - 12/03/17 06:09 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: GriddleGrizzly]
Gamblinman Offline
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: GriddleGrizzly
It never ceases to amaze me how inconsiderate/oblivious people can be. At least they didnt take up both lanes of a 2 lane boat ramp, put all their gear back in the truck with the boat on the trailer in the water, then lean over the bed, crack a beer and start talking to each other while your buddy has the truck ready to back down and you’re circling in front of the ramp in the boat mad


You sir have more patience than I.

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#12525578 - 12/03/17 06:11 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: Gamblinman]
JMac-D Offline
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Registered: 11/27/13
Posts: 1788
Loc: Cleburne Tx
This morning had a DBag at sqauw creek leave his bright lights on the entire time while waiting in line.... People are stupid

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#12525579 - 12/03/17 06:11 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: i-Fish]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: i-Fish
Wow. Nobody ripped that guy?


It was politely mentioned to him. He obviously ignored it since it was still there 30 minutes later.

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#12525581 - 12/03/17 06:17 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: Gamblinman]
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I launched there once, tied up to the dock and a guy comes by on plane in the no wake zone and proceeds to bash my boat up against the dock doing damage! I use a different ramp after that fiasco!

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#12525589 - 12/03/17 06:29 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: Couples Team]
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#12525595 - 12/03/17 06:33 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: GriddleGrizzly]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: GriddleGrizzly
It never ceases to amaze me how inconsiderate/oblivious people can be. At least they didnt take up both lanes of a 2 lane boat ramp, put all their gear back in the truck with the boat on the trailer in the water, then lean over the bed, crack a beer and start talking to each other while your buddy has the truck ready to back down and you’re circling in front of the ramp in the boat mad


I had almost the exact thing happen last weekend at Joe Pool.....only it was two newbies with tin boats on a 3 lane ramp, taking up all three lanes...talking about how awesome their floating beer cans are and wiping them down, waiting for every last drop of water to run out the drain plug, then obviously discussing the proper technique for transom straps and the proper way to install the transom "saver" on their 40hp and 60hp motors.

Yeh.....I was the guy honking the horn in the white Skeeter with red seats telling you both what a bunch of a-holes you were and that your boats were Way more "awesome" in the parking lot than on the ramp. My partner was the guy that offered to help clean your boats after you got the hell OFF THE RAMP.
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#12525613 - 12/03/17 06:48 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: GriddleGrizzly
It never ceases to amaze me how inconsiderate/oblivious people can be. At least they didnt take up both lanes of a 2 lane boat ramp, put all their gear back in the truck with the boat on the trailer in the water, then lean over the bed, crack a beer and start talking to each other while your buddy has the truck ready to back down and you’re circling in front of the ramp in the boat mad


I had almost the exact thing happen last weekend at Joe Pool.....only it was two newbies with tin boats on a 3 lane ramp, taking up all three lanes...talking about how awesome their floating beer cans are and wiping them down, waiting for every last drop of water to run out the drain plug, then obviously discussing the proper technique for transom straps and the proper way to install the transom "saver" on their 40hp and 60hp motors.

Yeh.....I was the guy honking the horn in the white Skeeter with red seats telling you both what a bunch of a-holes you were and that your boats were Way more "awesome" in the parking lot than on the ramp. My partner was the guy that offered to help clean your boats after you got the hell OFF THE RAMP.


STeez!!! roflmao it's gonna be awesome run into you one day thumb
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#12525617 - 12/03/17 06:51 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: Gamblinman]
GriddleGrizzly Offline
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Registered: 08/13/17
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Steez- this was on Joe Pool as well over at Lynn Creek, and since its my home lake, I get my fill. Every other trip i see the idiocy at the state park out there. Last time it was two guys with pontoon boats on the trailers in the water having a picnic or something taking up a third of the lanes for no reason. Had someone try to go in the wrong way at the north ramp and cut me off from launching after i waited my turn. When they only had the south ramp at the state park open, everyone decided to unstrap AFTER they pulled into the single lane going to the ramp. I like the lake a lot but you gotta put up with a lot of bs out there for sure.


Edited by GriddleGrizzly (12/03/17 06:51 PM)

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#12525627 - 12/03/17 07:00 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: Gamblinman]
Rube G. Offline
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Registered: 12/04/05
Posts: 770
Loc: Lone Oak,TX
Gamblinman,

I may be the guilty party that you are talking about, I did launch by myself, was waiting on another person, talking to a buddy in the parking lot. There was 2 more sides to pull up on at that dock, also another dock on the other side of the ramp. That leaves at least 3 more tie up spaces. Looked like plenty of room to me. Sorry if I got your favorite parking spot, but I was there 1st.
There was around 6 people that put in before I left the dock, not what I call busy...

I'll be there next weekend to, caught around 40 today up to 7lbs. Mostly on spoons & D.S.

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#12525637 - 12/03/17 07:12 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: Gamblinman]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Yeh....Joe Pool is the worst lake for this kind of stuff.....by far, of any lake I ever go to.
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#12525640 - 12/03/17 07:14 PM Re: Boat Ramp Courtesy Dock Etiquette [Re: Frank the Tank]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: GriddleGrizzly
It never ceases to amaze me how inconsiderate/oblivious people can be. At least they didnt take up both lanes of a 2 lane boat ramp, put all their gear back in the truck with the boat on the trailer in the water, then lean over the bed, crack a beer and start talking to each other while your buddy has the truck ready to back down and you’re circling in front of the ramp in the boat mad


I had almost the exact thing happen last weekend at Joe Pool.....only it was two newbies with tin boats on a 3 lane ramp, taking up all three lanes...talking about how awesome their floating beer cans are and wiping them down, waiting for every last drop of water to run out the drain plug, then obviously discussing the proper technique for transom straps and the proper way to install the transom "saver" on their 40hp and 60hp motors.

Yeh.....I was the guy honking the horn in the white Skeeter with red seats telling you both what a bunch of a-holes you were and that your boats were Way more "awesome" in the parking lot than on the ramp. My partner was the guy that offered to help clean your boats after you got the hell OFF THE RAMP.


STeez!!! roflmao it's gonna be awesome run into you one day thumb


Yep....I bet we could get some fun started pretty quick. roflmao
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