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Aug 24th, 2009 at 3:54pm
 
I don't want to come off like a broken record or be the guy that's always bitching, but every week I'm blown away with the stupity that I've witnessed lately at the 360 ramp.

Late model Mastercraft with a least a dozen on board ran out of gas.  So they tied up to the end of the west courtesy dock and went swimming......in the ramp area.   Closed down one lane at the ramp for twenty minutes.
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Reply #1 - Aug 24th, 2009 at 4:07pm
 
Let me get this straight...they tied up next to the dock and went swimming where they were plainly blocking the ramp?

Wow. Simply, Wow.  Shocked

It looks like I'm going to have to start braving it soon, it looks like Georgetown is almost running out of ramp now too.
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Reply #2 - Aug 25th, 2009 at 11:14am
 
Was anyone yelling at them or saying anything? How long were they there? Nothing surprises me anymore
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Reply #3 - Apr 4th, 2010 at 9:16pm
 
I sed to go sit at the ramp with a 6pack and watch the entertainment. Man the stuff i saw, some people shouldnt own boats!
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Reply #4 - Apr 5th, 2010 at 7:50am
 
I did they same thing at jonestown the other day.  one guy actually loaded his boat at a 90 degree angle. it is alway annoying to me that almost no one sees that the main ramp at jonestown is a two lane ramp.
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Reply #5 - Apr 5th, 2010 at 8:13am
 
On that ramp you can see people are pretty rusty from the winter. When I launched this weekend the people loading didn't get the boat on the trailer on the trailer until their third try. It was a few boats too.
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Reply #6 - Apr 5th, 2010 at 8:51am
 
Yep, with the start of boating season here, you will see lots of rust and some newbies.

I have tons of patience for newbies and rust....we've all been there before.

Why is it when there isn't a line and no one is watching, you can back it in like a pro.......but if there's a line/crowd, it doesn't go as smooth? Tongue
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Reply #7 - Apr 5th, 2010 at 7:28pm
 
I went to meet up with Owtlaw at his marina this weekend. There was a pretty good current going crossways from the courtesy docks. I had to give it three tries since the current kept swinging my boat's ass around on me. Of course there were plenty of people to watch Tongue

As you said Shaka, it's usually bad when you have an audience!
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Reply #8 - Apr 8th, 2010 at 5:44am
 
Yea that doesnt suprise me at all, thats why I stopped launching there.
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Reply #9 - Apr 8th, 2010 at 11:31am
 
All the retardation you see on the ramp has got to make renting a slip tempting.
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Reply #10 - Sep 17th, 2013 at 5:25pm
 
The 360 boat ramp is one of my parks I work at and if anyone has any problems, please let booth staff know and we will be glad to go talk to someone who is being an idiot!! Also you can always tell someone swimming that it is a state law - no swimming 50 ft from boat ramps!  I finally got no swimming signs put up by ramp...      
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Reply #11 - Sep 17th, 2013 at 6:02pm
 
Welcome to the board! Nice to have someone in your position here.
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Reply #12 - Sep 17th, 2013 at 6:49pm
 
X2 welcome always good to have friends in the right places.
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Reply #13 - Sep 18th, 2013 at 9:45am
 
you know i only trailered my boat once this year.  and once in the past 3 years before that.  so when i actually go and launch i am in no way as smooth as i was a few years ago.  always worse when there is people.  always.
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Reply #14 - Sep 18th, 2013 at 12:01pm
 
Yeah I could go on and on about boat ramps and the things that have happened to me or my my captains. I like to call it RAMP RAGE!!

In the past while we were waiting around for calls, I would have my captains go to the boat ramps, either by boat or by car, and offer help to boaters splashing their boats or loading them on the trailer. Just as a courtesy, and good advertising.
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