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#12528106 - 12/05/17 05:18 PM Guest on boat....ettiquette
Fish2222 Online   content
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Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 324
Loc: East Texas
I'm soon to be purchasing my first fiberglass bass boat. I'm currently on my 3rd aluminum.
Over the years many mishaps, spills, bumps, gouges, etc have been taken in stride.
However, when I see damaged seats in bass boats I know that many times it is from people stepping in the seat to move from front to back or vice versa.
It has long been a pet peeve of mine.
My rule...
If you step on my seats you never step foot on my boat again.

I'd love to read your opinions on this and any other "guest rules" you like to adhere to.

Go!
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#12528108 - 12/05/17 05:19 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: Fish2222]
bigbass94 Online   content
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
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#12528116 - 12/05/17 05:32 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: Fish2222]
Slade Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1434
Loc: Irving, TX
On most dual consoles, it's almost unavoidable
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#12528119 - 12/05/17 05:41 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: Fish2222]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3029
Loc: texas
It's a pretty big step up and across especially for older folks fish. Maybe consider laying a towel on top for them, the young whipper snappers shouldn't have a problem. Only things I ask is don't [censored] or spit on my boat and the 3rd time you hang up break the line. Other than that let's have some fun.
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#12528131 - 12/05/17 06:05 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: Fish2222]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
They are made to be stepped on. I find you'll see more damage when someone tried not to step on them and makes that awkward wide deep step down and loses their balance and crashes into your graph or something else. Only rule I have is to help me clean out the trash at the end of the trip.

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#12528163 - 12/05/17 06:34 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: Fish2222]
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 953
Loc: south georgia
my rule is there are no rules other than common sense..I'm not going to deliberately tear my boat up but it is a frigging fishing boat not a prized heirloom..every boat I've ever owned was bought with one purpose in mind....catch as many fish as possible and enjoy the use of the boat which includes smoking,dipping,spitting,passing gas and peeing over/on the side...there are no rules against stepping on the seats......if it means idling through bushes, over stumps and/or mud flats to get to the fish,that where my boat goes..if my boat bangs up against a dock while flipping,that nick or scratch just gives it character...
and after a tournament the last place you will see me is over in corner of the lot detailing my boat for the ride home....if I'm not up near the stage to collect a check,I'm up there listening close trying to find out how the guys caught more fish than me....

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#12528187 - 12/05/17 06:52 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: beartrap]
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Originally Posted By: beartrap
my rule is there are no rules other than common sense..I'm not going to deliberately tear my boat up but it is a frigging fishing boat not a prized heirloom..every boat I've ever owned was bought with one purpose in mind....catch as many fish as possible and enjoy the use of the boat which includes smoking,dipping,spitting,passing gas and peeing over/on the side...there are no rules against stepping on the seats......if it means idling through bushes, over stumps and/or mud flats to get to the fish,that where my boat goes..if my boat bangs up against a dock while flipping,that nick or scratch just gives it character...
and after a tournament the last place you will see me is over in corner of the lot detailing my boat for the ride home....if I'm not up near the stage to collect a check,I'm up there listening close trying to find out how the guys caught more fish than me....


I'll allow all of the above too.....but NO CATFISH!!!!! Slimy POS fish.
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#12528197 - 12/05/17 07:01 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: Fish2222]
tmd11111 Online   content
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Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 684
Loc: San Angelo
Bad back made me give up bass boats. Would be all I can do just to get up out of the seat so I switched to a bay boat. Greatest move I ever made. No seats to tear up, no carpet to stain or tear up, more room to fish with several people on board, handles rough water better, drafts less water so I can get where some can't. So far the only negatives I've found are it's slower, and higher gunnels makes it sometimes harder to sling fish over the side.

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#12528198 - 12/05/17 07:02 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: Fish2222]
DJB Offline
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Registered: 09/01/11
Posts: 1876
I would guess you don't have a lot of people lined up to go fishing with you.

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#12528200 - 12/05/17 07:02 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: Fish2222]
Skeeter Bite Offline
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Registered: 10/01/14
Posts: 22
Loc: Shreveport, LA
Never? C’mon man. I get taking care of your boat but not at the expense of having fun.

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#12528202 - 12/05/17 07:04 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: Fish2222]
BMCD Online   content
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Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 4078
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Good luck. I say the same thing but alas I end up stepping on them from time to time.

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#12528259 - 12/05/17 07:38 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: Fish2222]
Doug R. Online   content
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When you put it all in perspective, it's just a boat. Do I want people stepping on my seats. spitting their tobacco juice, spilling spike it or pi##ing on the top cap , well of course not. Am I going to loose my s##t over it, nope.

Now cigarettes and catfish slime, neither of those are welcome in my boat...
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#12528267 - 12/05/17 07:47 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: Fish2222]
Fish2222 Online   content
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Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 324
Loc: East Texas
Well....that didn't take long.
Good thing is, we all know the old saying about opinions.
It certainly applies here.
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#12528274 - 12/05/17 07:52 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: Fish2222]
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Registered: 11/15/10
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Blows my mind that people come up with “rules” for getting in their bass boat.
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#12528276 - 12/05/17 07:53 PM Re: Guest on boat....ettiquette [Re: Fish2222]
LearnedHat Offline
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Registered: 07/16/03
Posts: 483
Sounds like your a little uptight about material things and you should value your friends more. if they really mistreat something tell them to cut it out or you'll be on the evening news saying " I don't know . . . He fell out and was swimming back but then he went under and didn't surface again". Your friends will understand.

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