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Old    Bryan Locke (gwnkids)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-04-2008, 9:05 PM Reply   
As we were headding to the ramp Something looked funny. This guy was waving us to one side of the ramp.
We still had a good day and a good laugh today

(Lake Mead)
sorry cell phone pics
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       12-04-2008, 9:10 PM Reply   
What I dont get is how someone can bury a rig like that? I mean I guess i don't understand how that happens?
Old    Tommy G (tommyg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       12-04-2008, 9:14 PM Reply   
not to sound like a jerk, but do you really have a good laugh off somebody else's misfortunes? I realize that most of us on this board are pretty damn good at backing a boat down a ramp, but I more feel sorry for, or try to help out those who aren't quite there.

Unless they are total A-holes, I can't really imagine having a good laugh at watching someone else's truck get buried in the water.

Old    Bryan Locke (gwnkids)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-04-2008, 9:31 PM Reply   
Here is the story,

The guy is a big time bass boat guy some fancy Ranger boat. He pays some random guy $ 20 to put him in the water. The guy says the brakes went out and he could not stop.

The verbal dialog is what was funny on the dock as he paid the marina guys $ 100 to pull him out

The lake is low and there is no pitch to the ramp so no way it was brake failure. Sometime you get what you pay for.
Old    malibu (malibuboats4)      Join Date: Sep 2008       12-04-2008, 10:58 PM Reply   
you mean he had to pay someone to pull him out in a situation like that...? must be one charitable marina guy
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       12-04-2008, 11:16 PM Reply   
LOL what a creep, give me 100 bucks to take 5 minutes out of my day and pull you out.
Old    C. R. (crushing76)      Join Date: Feb 2007       12-05-2008, 12:05 AM Reply   
^^^ X3

I LIKE to pull people out of sticky situations. People will USUALLY offer money, but I just do it for fun... And Karma.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       12-05-2008, 7:07 AM Reply   
Helping someone out and not excepting money is much more rewarding than a friggin $100. While there is some humor in this it's a huge bummer.
Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       12-05-2008, 7:38 AM Reply   
Karma I always help. Take the beer he gives you just not the money. How the hell do you get so deep that just does not make sense if the brake go out put it in drive?
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       12-05-2008, 9:25 AM Reply   
Did he lose forward gears too? Or what about park?
Old    Train (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       12-05-2008, 9:28 AM Reply   
I dont think he said the marina guys "charged" him money to pull him out. he just said he paid the marina guys $100. I just do not understand how anyone can't do it by themselves.
It is pretty funny, especially considering no one was injured.
Old    Waylon (wayz)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-05-2008, 11:16 AM Reply   
That's a bummer to see. I've dock/launch my boat many times by myself. It just takes a little more time, but easy to do. I would never ask a stranger to those things for me. But that's just me. This just gives me even more reason to do it myself.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       12-05-2008, 11:26 AM Reply   
Tommy G

Yes I would laugh....then I would help pull you out.
Old    Twitch Hambling (themxercr85)      Join Date: Jul 2007       12-05-2008, 12:59 PM Reply   
Its only funny if the guy is a douche bag who thinks hes a hot shot and has it down when he really doesnt.
Old    Bryan Locke (gwnkids)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-05-2008, 2:19 PM Reply   
yea, gauging from the boat (top of the line stuff) and the beer belly and the attitude on the dock, the guy is accustom to getting his way.

I could not imagine letting some bystander get in my truck and expect him to know how to launch a boat let alone on a low water ramp
Old    Danny Laird (dhands88)      Join Date: Jul 2006       12-05-2008, 2:58 PM Reply   
yeah i laugh where they dont see me and then offer to help. Its funny and u guys no it. now truck n the water sucks but i might get a giggle out of it.
Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       12-05-2008, 3:12 PM Reply   
What does the water being low have to do with anything it looks like that ramp goes on forever into that lake.
Old    Matt (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       12-05-2008, 3:28 PM Reply   
It's a direct result of being lazy.

He could of spent the extra 10 minutes to launch the boat by himself and saved his truck, time, money and fishing trip.
Old    Kevin K (supra)      Join Date: Aug 2002       12-05-2008, 3:38 PM Reply   
Looks like very little water might have got into the truck..
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       12-05-2008, 3:38 PM Reply   
Who can't launch by themselves?????
Old    Lucky275 (lcky275)      Join Date: Jul 2002       12-05-2008, 4:16 PM Reply   
I backed my Jeep down the ramp and had a friend load the boat onto the trailer. While I was getting ready to attach the winch, he bumped the roller guard with the boweye hook and pushed my jeep forward a little. For some reason, it popped my E brake loose, and my jeep rolled back into the water. Luckily, I was able to hurdle the front of the boat and get to the drivers seat before it was completely submerged. As I jumped in and gassed it, there was about 6 inches of water in the floorboard.

I laugh about it now, but wasn't very funny at the time. I'm sure it was for the rest of the people at the marina, though.

(Message edited by lcky275 on December 05, 2008)
Old    malibu (malibuboats4)      Join Date: Sep 2008       12-05-2008, 4:41 PM Reply   
bumping a car forward makes the e brake go off?
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       12-05-2008, 5:14 PM Reply   
Man all it took was seeing one car at the bottom of a hill to learn, never trust the E brake. But that baby in Park!!!
Old    Lucky275 (lcky275)      Join Date: Jul 2002       12-05-2008, 5:23 PM Reply   
It was 9 years ago. And yes... E brake + Park from that second on.


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