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Re: Backing a Boat Trailer Down a Ramp [Re: MathGeek] #13359898 12/03/19 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by MathGeek
Originally Posted by Arkansas10 bass
NEVER practice anything on the boat ramp. If you can't back a boat trailer you don't deserve to own one.

YES have everything done when you get in line at the ramp.
Have someone in your boat. A floater at the ramp is asking for trouble.


I'm starting to feel sorry for folks whose boat ramps are always so busy that there's a line and there aren't ever any slow days.

I guess I'm blessed to live and fish in places where launching a boat isn't always a hurry. I think I've seen lines at the boat ramp less than 10% of my fishing trips this year - almost always Saturdays near sunrise, with one busy Thursday morning right before a big bass tournament. No lines most weekdays or even weekend afternoons.


NEVER is a pretty definitive word. I fish 2 lakes regularly that have 4 ramps and many times I am the only one using one launching and loading.


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Re: Backing a Boat Trailer Down a Ramp [Re: MathGeek] #13360027 12/03/19 03:01 PM
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My boat ramps never packed

Re: Backing a Boat Trailer Down a Ramp [Re: ReelSlow] #13360040 12/03/19 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ReelSlow
Originally Posted by MathGeek
Originally Posted by Arkansas10 bass
NEVER practice anything on the boat ramp. If you can't back a boat trailer you don't deserve to own one.

YES have everything done when you get in line at the ramp.
Have someone in your boat. A floater at the ramp is asking for trouble.


I'm starting to feel sorry for folks whose boat ramps are always so busy that there's a line and there aren't ever any slow days.

I guess I'm blessed to live and fish in places where launching a boat isn't always a hurry. I think I've seen lines at the boat ramp less than 10% of my fishing trips this year - almost always Saturdays near sunrise, with one busy Thursday morning right before a big bass tournament. No lines most weekdays or even weekend afternoons.


NEVER is a pretty definitive word. I fish 2 lakes regularly that have 4 ramps and many times I am the only one using one launching and loading.






Yeah, I probably should have said "If possible don't practice backing a boat on the ramp" You're right, "Never" is a definitive word. Never say Never !

Re: Backing a Boat Trailer Down a Ramp [Re: rj74955] #13360252 12/03/19 06:51 PM
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I pull the boat so much I forget how to back without it. And I swing wide on every turn.

you sound like the idiots in Dallas that can't make a right turn from ONE lane.


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Re: Backing a Boat Trailer Down a Ramp [Re: Stump jumper] #13360277 12/03/19 07:16 PM
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I pull the boat so much I forget how to back without it. And I swing wide on every turn.

you sound like the idiots in Dallas that can't make a right turn from ONE lane.


It ain’t just Dallas. Size of vehicle doesn’t mattter either.


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Re: Backing a Boat Trailer Down a Ramp [Re: MathGeek] #13387659 12/30/19 10:19 PM
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I should have included, "After launching, pull your empty trailer and vehicle up and park them in an appropriate spot."

Funny story - a couple weeks ago, a fellow on Grand Isle left his truck running and his trailer backed up into the water on the ramp. Guess he was in a hurry to get fishing. Fortunately, it was a very slow day at the ramp and the remaining open lane handled all the traffic.


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Re: Backing a Boat Trailer Down a Ramp [Re: MathGeek] #13387786 12/31/19 12:40 AM
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Funny story - a couple weeks ago, a fellow on Grand Isle left his truck running and his trailer backed up into the water on the ramp. Guess he was in a hurry to get fishing. Fortunately, it was a very slow day at the ramp and the remaining open lane handled all the traffic.

I have seen Game Wardens do that before.


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Re: Backing a Boat Trailer Down a Ramp [Re: Dognot] #13388194 12/31/19 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Dognot

I have seen Game Wardens do that before.


I can cut them slack in the pursuit of poachers, just as regular police can block a bit of traffic in catching the bad guys.

But the two times we've seen trucks left on the ramp, it turned out to be simply guys who were eager to get fishing and forgot to park their truck and trailer.


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Re: Backing a Boat Trailer Down a Ramp [Re: bush hog] #13388333 12/31/19 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by bush hog
As far as floating my boat when I'm alone....ain't gonna happen. If you're in that big of a hurry then offer to back my truck for me....it will be appreciated.


This ^^^


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