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Cliff Wagenbach

Still like that!

Looks like me! :lol:

Cliff

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Nix769
2 minutes ago, Cliff Wagenbach said:

Still like that!

Looks like me! :lol:

Cliff

Yeah but there used to be 20 hecklers on the deck...

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redlabguy

Hah! Good one! Been there on Oahu, first boat. Bought my boat here. No trailer. Lives on the lake so I don’t have to do that again!

RLG

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SkunkedAgain

I think that I lucked out before buying my first boat. I was a tow truck driver while going through school. They had me hook up my car and practice towing around. I spent a day backing my car into parking spaces in an empty lot. By the time I bought my first boat, it was a snap. I was lucky to have had that experience first.

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guideman

I was always in the boat so my wife was the one doing the backing up. She got pretty good at it after a little practice. All my friends were so jealous that my wife could back the boat in. ;) 

"Ace" ;) 

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Mike89

seen that and many other disasters at the landings!!!  ?

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JerkinLips

Like the part about not accepting help.  My friend had to practically force somebody to let him back their boat into the water at Gill's Rock.  The guy's female companion was very happy to accept the help.

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Hoey

On the opener I could not back down the ramp worth a crap, both times, putting in and coming out.  I was so totally frustrated.  I am always a one shot type with many years of farming, trucking, and sporting trailer experience.  

Afterward, I realized that I had my truck mirrors extended (different angle) and i was wearing a new set of prescription sunglasses that distorted my peripheral vision.....  Luckily those waiting in line and watching were all good acquaintances and no one said a word.  

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Mike89

out loud any way!!!  but still funny!!:)

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FishinCT

That's how my dad taught me Tom!

Got practice almost every night with the atv trailer when I turned 16 and could ice fish by myself. Once the summer rolled around a boat was a piece of cake!

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CigarGuy

My wife, son and I we're on Crystal Lake in Burnsville several years ago. My son was 14-1/2 yrs. old at the time, I use to let him drive the gravel roads up at deer camp all the time and let him back the trailer into the spot, he got pretty good at it. Anyway, back to the boat ramp at Crystal Lake. I dropped the wife and son off on the dock and waited my turn to load up...a local cop was at the ramp and my wife asked if it was ok if he backed in, he didn't mind.. vehicles were waiting and my son drops it in on the first try! Proud dad moment ??

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Raven77

Never had a problem as I spent many days in my childhood backing a manure spreader into various barn door openings.  If you can master backing a hay rack with a tongue hitch and articulating front wheels into a hay mow a boat is a piece of cake!  My wife is even handy at it as she has years of experience backing horse trailers.  It just takes some practice.

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FishinCT

Saw this video play out at the boat ramp today right down to the buddy asking if he can do it. Guy had his head hanging out the window the whole time while telling his buddy "I just can't see the trailer and where it's going!"  Finally decided it was easier to back the trailer into the water on the other side of the dock from where his boat was. Then tried to drive his boat onto the trailer with one overcorrection after another. The whole ordeal probably took 25 minutes. Cheap entertainment I tell ya

 

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