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Found the real definition of the word boat:
Break Out Another Thousand. Well worth it, though it does get to be a pain in the butt when a new line of hand pours comes out and youre stuck payin off the service shop for a new on-board computer brain chip...Gotta Love Ranger Bass Boats!, not complainin, I love my boat, just wish it felt the same about me sometimes :p I got a crazy story for ya'll, last year a neighbor of mine was invited by me to go to the lake for a REAL fishin trip (he called it). Well he brought his 8 year old son with him, and after about half an hour my neighbor proceeded to snag my hat off my head on his back cast. Was a close call, but I was willing to overlook it. No other problems till about 2 hours later I was gettin ready to leave the last run of shoreline we just worked down, and the boat wouldnt start. I tried everything I knew to get it going and couldnt figure out for the life of me what had gone wrong. Ended up flagging down someone to tow us back into the marina. Took the boat to the service center monday morning, and got a call within 2 hours. It appears someone had flipped the kill switch on the throttle. Someone who was sitting in the driver seat while we were fishing, with a lifevest twice his size, fingers all orange from eating so many cheetos, I thought he was going to turn into one, decided to flip a switch and when it did nothing, he just left it there. I would have never thought to check that. The marine center still charged me 70 bux to run a diagnostic check, and needless to say, I havent called him to go back fishing again. Any one else have any crazy, funny boating stories they would like to share?
 

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One morning after my friend launched me (This was a few years back when I had an 88 bayliner bass boat compete with a crappy 85HP force, NO TILT or TRIM, and a crappy 25lb thrust trolling motor....) and the trolling motor wouldnt kick on..the wind pushed me onto the ramp and I was blocking progress, looking like an idiot. Of course the big motor wouldnt fire on the first 40 tries, so I tried to use one foot to push me off the ramp and onto the dock...OOPS, I fell in...its november, mind you, and there I was swimming along side my boat when my partner walks down to find me in the water doing the breaststroke.....I could hear people laughing from all directions.....
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Boat stories? Me? Why would you like I would have any? :oops: Considering we are new boat owners (a real boat anyway), only since September, we haven't had nearly the time to create all those wonderful experiences that Jack and Samario have! Now there have been a couple things that Rob has made me swear secrecy on, however, I'm always open to share MY stupid boater tricks! LOL Seriously, nothing real major yet. Just the regular ol' figuring out getting on plane (check), smashing into the dock (semi check- now I sometimes just bounce a little), trailering crooked (check), boat ramp backing follies (check), loosing balance while in the boat (no hull inspections yet though), line tangled in tm, beating the heck out of a poor bass that was slippery and stubborn, you know the regular ol stuff! Hey! But the time I had the kids out by myself in the Snags in the middle of the week with hardly anyone out and the motor dies, and I impressed my kids by switching out the cables from the batteries to get us back to the ramp......that counts for something! Right? :roll: :lol:
 
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I can tell you plenty about shiny screwdrivers, towed at least 4 times, many problems with a Boat mechanic on 67th ave.
 
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