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#12707911 - 04/08/18 09:04 AM brain forts days
harvey walker Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 402
Loc: waco
O K how many of y'all that have auto deploy and launch your boat only to find out you forgot to turn it on or left the remote in the boat. I was at the lake the other day and a guy was looking at his boat going away because he forgot to turn it on.

I have once got to the lake and found out that I left all my rods at home, I said once.

I had a friend that found out he didn't have his boat keys at the ramp, he had them on the gunnel and lucky it feel off in front of his drive way.

What your story?

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#12707924 - 04/08/18 09:19 AM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 5331
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I fished most of a day with my boat plug not screwed in. It was pouring down and I thought it was just filling the boat real fast. Left the bilge pump on. Once the rain quit, I realized it was still sloshing up through the floor drain. Ha. Luckily, that boat I had I could open the back cover and grab the plug from inside and almost tighten it fully.

It held enough for me to finish the day.

That same boat didn't have locking lids (cheap Nitro). So I removed all rods every day. Went a hour and a half to fish a tourney and got there, then realized I had no rods and reels.
I borrowed a rod and reel from a guy and fished all day long with a Zebco 202.
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#12707930 - 04/08/18 09:24 AM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
west tex angler Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/01/14
Posts: 594
Loc: azle texas
I launched at Oakridge early one morning during the week, only to find out that I forgot to connect my fifty ft rope to the boat. I started sweating a little when it took quit a while before someone else launched. I would have paid someone $$$ to take me to my boat but fortunately there are some good folks around .
I am the original DA, there are no others.
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#12708535 - 04/08/18 06:14 PM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
z520c Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/10/15
Posts: 8
An embarrassing one sure.... During a boat launch a few years back, auto-deployed my Ulterra without it's slide plate locked. Dumped the TM into the lake @ Umphrey's in front of the Bass Champs field on Rayburn. With TM hanging only by it's sonar cable, had to hitch a ride out to boat. Luckily the TM recovered full functionality after four hours, and still works well today.

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#12709004 - 04/09/18 08:20 AM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
harvey walker Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 402
Loc: waco
ttf

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#12709055 - 04/09/18 08:45 AM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
M. Alexander Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 943
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Left straps on prior to launching, haven't secured the bow after loading, forgot plug, left life jacket in attached to kill switch & blew out with switch on highway, boat has floated away from dock because I didn't secure it properly, etc... thankfully all these were on separate occasions. smile
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#12709067 - 04/09/18 08:55 AM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
BMCD Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 4076
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Recently I had my boat stored at Rayburn, took everything out and all electronics off the prior week. Left for 3 days of fishing at Toledo bend the next weekend and realized I left my electronics at home when I picked my boat up.

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#12709526 - 04/09/18 01:25 PM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
harvey walker Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 402
Loc: waco
700 reads and only 6 of use had B F days, at less we are honest. I know everyone has left the plug out at less once.

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#12709535 - 04/09/18 01:33 PM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
reeltexan Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2462
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS


Left my tacklebox at home.
Drove to the lake once with the family cat hiding under the console.
Left the seats at home once.
Had a wheel run off the trailer and pass me on I-30 once.

Put in once at Squaw in heavy fog. Hugged the left bank straight toward the dam for forty five minutes at 2 mph.
When I got there, it was the ramp. - this was before gps.
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Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
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#12709537 - 04/09/18 01:33 PM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
FlatBack4 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/29/16
Posts: 127
Loc: Fairview, TX
When my son I go together, he usually tows the boat with his big truck. When launching, I'm aboard the boat, and my son backs the boat in. ONCE, while I was disconnecting from the wench, I got distracted by something that caused me to go check something in the back of the boat. Don't remember what it was, but I sat down, and backed the boat off the trailer. Suddenly, I noticed I was pulling all the strap from the wench. Then since I was off trailer, my son took off up the ramp towing the trailer. HOLY ####!!! Luckily, I can whistle very loudly. I got his attention. He stopped just in time. I disconnected, and he reeled in the slack.

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#12709545 - 04/09/18 01:37 PM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
danwig52 Online   content
Green Horn

Registered: 08/07/16
Posts: 16
Loc: Texas
I made it on the lake, boated all the way to the point I wanted to start... put the trolling motor down, turned around and realized.... not a rod on the boat..... had emptied them to do some re-arranging, etc and they were still on the rod mount in my garage.....

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#12709607 - 04/09/18 02:23 PM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
Brent S Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 3181
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Recently drove to lake worth and forgot my boat keys at home. Usually I keep them in the boat, but for some reason I had taken them inside. Luckily I live 15 minutes from the ramp.
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#12709620 - 04/09/18 02:41 PM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
Buddy E Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/30/01
Posts: 574
Loc: Mesquite, Texas, USA
Launched one morning in the dark, put the plug in the hole for the aerator, went and parked the truck and jumped in boat and took off. Thought it was a little slow to plane and then realized what I had done. Hit the bilge and run to shoreline and move the plug around, boy did I feel dumb.
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#12709654 - 04/09/18 03:07 PM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
Stompy Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/22/10
Posts: 1073
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Was camping and fishing at Purtis Creek one weekend long ago. Idled up to the bank to eat lunch, forgot the TM was down, that ended my day of fishing. Forgot the plug a couple of times too.
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#12709674 - 04/09/18 03:23 PM Re: brain forts days [Re: harvey walker]
west tex angler Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/01/14
Posts: 594
Loc: azle texas
Okay, this one should take the DA award.
I bought my first boat back in 1975. It was a 15 1/2 ft Monarch with a 55 Johnson,,,new. The next week, we couldn't wait to get down the road to Toledo Bend. We left at 12:00PM and drove about 3 hours until the truck just felt different, so I pulled over, looked back and,,,no boat.
I left the nylon rope tied to the front of the trailer, tied by the salesman, but somewhere along the way the knot just broke. I had to make the call to the Highway Patrol, to ask the stupid question of, have you seen an orange and white boat on the side of the road. It was 75 miles back West along I20E and of course the Law didn't think it was especially funny,neither did I. It could have beed a lot worse.
This was an expensive lesson learned, we weren't as knowledgeable as we are now. Boat was repaired and I ran it for another three years

To make it worst, there used to be a sports writer for the Fort Worth Star Telegram named John Thompson.
How he got word of this I'll never know but Monday morning's sport page had a funny but embarrassing write up about my incident.
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