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BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES #16832 09/17/14 01:02 PM
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UNLOADING AND LAUNCHING

A few simple guidelines that will make the time at the boat ramp shorter and more pleasant.

If you are a beginner almost anyone in line behind you would be glad to assist you.

Be courteous; everyone's always in a hurry. Ramp is open 24 hours.

1 Get in line - No one likes a line jumper.

2 During the dark, TURN HEADLIGHTS OFF - they blind everyone - park lights are ok.

3 Get gear and boat ready to launch before getting on the ramp.
If you need additional time wave others around but stay in line.

4 The most experienced driver should position the boat so the novice will only have to
back a short distance and pull straight ahead to park. (see #7)

5 Wait off the bank until your partner is ready to board.

6 If you are solo, unload, park your boat and move your vehicle & trailer off the
ramp as soon as possible.

7 Park Straight!!! Crooked parking wastes parking spaces and
increases the chances of the next guy running over your trailer.

7 Use caution leaving ramp. This can be as dangerous as a Shotgun Start.

LOADING AND LEAVING

If you are a beginner almost anyone in line behind you would be glad to assist you.

1 Drop the driver off at the ramp. If solo or with a novice, beach the boat, otherwise wait
off the bank while others are loading their boats and until your trailer is on the ramp.

2 During the dark LEAVE HEADLIGHTS OFF until you are off the ramp.

3 The experienced driver should position the trailer so the novice can pull straight ahead.

4 After loading, pull as far away from the ramp as possible to reduce congestion.
Do not turn headlights on until you are leaving.

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Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: StumpJumper] #16833 09/17/14 03:05 PM
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Very well done....only one more.

Once your boat is back on the trailer and you pull your rig back up to the parking lot, pull out of the way for other people launching their boat. Especially at Gatewood, drives me over the top when someone FINALLY gets their boat on the trailer then they pull up to the little left hook right by the Handicap parking and start strapping down their boat, re-arrangiing their rods, pulling their drain plug..etc.etc. Pull out of the way and into a parking area higher up in the parking lot, when you stop in the area next to the handicap parking to do all that ____ there is only room for one rig there and other boats ready to use the ramp can't pull up there to back their boat back down the ramp. PLEASE!!!

Re: BOAT RAMP GUIDELINES [Re: StumpJumper] #17721 06/17/15 01:44 PM
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