Thursday, February 04, 2010

Deep Thoughts

The Boat Launch

Not photochopped by me

Guy's first boat. Wasn't quite sure of the correct procedure for launching a boat off a ramp. Asked his buddies at the union hall.

 "Piece of cake.  Just don't let the trailer get too deep in the water when you're launching it."

Now he's wondering what they meant?  Shoot, he can barely get his trailer into the water!
Merrily swears that's how it happened, and I believe her.


vanderleun said...

I simply could not have stolen that faster.

Anonymous said...

At the risk of being a jerk... if I was there with my truck and Mr. Obama voter, communism supporter asked me "Hey, buddy, can you give me a hand?" I think I'd clap for him....
I know, I know, repay evil though with good, burning coals, etc.... I just resent these guys too much.

Anonymous said...

Nuthin like a few ours at the launch to make you laugh.
...and yes, I know I caused some of the mirth.

MoFiZiX Gr4FiX said...

All aboard the failboat!

Anonymous said...

And the two guys riding in the bed of the pickup almost drowned because they could't get the tailgate down to get out.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Anonymous said...

I saw a similar event near Nags Head years ago. A group of us were relaxing and fishing a little on the large flat area near the Oregon Inlet Bridge, keeping an eye out for the usual jerks who don't use their 4WD's to get from A to B, but roar up and down the beach, throwing sand everywhere and making an annoying racket.
Along came a pickup with a couple of guys in the cab and four more in the bed, and having seen too many TV commercials where the vehicle weaves gracefully and quickly in and out of the wave wash, they lined up on and roared into a 30 ft. diameter puddle on the beach.
They were rookies and didn't know about the tidal swirls in that area due to the bridge piers and the swift current of incoming and outgoing tides, and figured that puddle, being about 40 yards from the nearest flowing water, would be a fun splash and a little challenge for their four wheeling capabilities. Heh heh.
That thing was only about 30 ft. in diameter, but it was about 5 ft. deep, and we howled with laughter as the truck disappeared in the huge splash and settled, leaving only part of the bed sticking out. All the guys bailed out every which way but loose, then stod around with a WTF look on their faces.
They apparently recovered their truck, because the next day it was gone and another fool on a three wheeler completely disappeared in the puddle as we watched.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick.

rickn8or said...

And Gawd help anyone that tries to put up a warning sign.

Anonymous said...

That is a nice old Whaler , most of the brothers use Bayliners , (the boat that integrated the Chesapeake Bay)

Anonymous said...

Bayliners: They line the bottoms of the bays of Alaska.

DougM said...

Anon's right.
If you ever find yourself near a launch ramp on a nice spring holiday weekend. Set up a chair, open your cooler, and watch. Man, it's one continuous blooper reel.

BruHa said...


Right you are. We have a nice secluded restaurant on a creek, very near the St.Johns river here in Jax. Nothing is better than sitting at an outdoor table with pitcher of beer, a pile of boiled shrimp, on a sunny late afternoon weekend to watch the mayhem.

I have personally seen:
Tailgates destroyed. (My favorite by the way. Husband yells furiously at wife for being too timid bringing the boat on the trailer. He then "Shows Her" how to do it, destroying the trailer, the unused winch and the tailgate of his truck)
Boats set adrift with no occupents.
People overboard.
Trucks submerged.
Down and locked motors dragged across the pavement dislodging the boat from the trailer.
Jack-Knifes galore.
And the classic "Where the F@#K is the plug routine"

Definitely Good Times.

DougM said...

In the tradition of "Ain't nuthin' more virtuous than a reformed whore," I'll confess to having dis-masted a Catalina22 by an overhead cable in the Lake Cachuma
parking lot. "Wait!" you say. "What!? An overhead cable in a marina parking lot?"
Yeah, my reaction, entirely.
(Only damage was to the mast-foot bracket. Nice design.)

(Turing word: mumito)
Free Mumia!... and his son, Mumito.

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