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Old 09-28-2010, 12:36 PM   #29
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Very Funny - Needed this to get the day going right.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:55 PM   #30
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What a funny, but long story. By the time I was done reading it I was pooped....
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Great story, all we need is the video and a shot of the Sheriff or Police filling out an illegal dumping citation as a final souvenier and then handing the dumpers a shovel and plastic bag and point to the, well, you know.
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:49 PM   #32
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Well told. Thanks for the time and effort.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:09 PM   #33
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That is the funniest story! Priceless
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That story is crazy funny, Janet! C'mon, did it really happen or was that a joke somebody told you?

Reminds of me some of the times we would be bored (before Airstream, that is) and go sit at the boat launch in the park. You would be surprised at the nutty but funny things that could happen there!
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:07 PM   #35
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That story is crazy funny, Janet! C'mon, did it really happen or was that a joke somebody told you?

Reminds of me some of the times we would be bored (before Airstream, that is) and go sit at the boat launch in the park. You would be surprised at the nutty but funny things that could happen there!
Nope - it really happened. Here's the dump station (which is free btw...)
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That is so funny it hurts! Will be missing you at the Jackson Rancheria.
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LOL, great story Janet. It's also similar to the boat ramp drama in most town during fishing season after a hard day drowning bait and followed by drowning one's sorrows.
That's a fact Ron. Watching the antics at a boat ramp can be like watching real life cartoons.
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Life must be really dull if you spend your time at boat ramps. All you have to do is watch reality TV.

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That made my day. Thank you for posting it, Janet.
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:01 PM   #40
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Gene,

Life is rarely dull at a boat launch if you pick the right time to be there...
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Right by Discovery Bay and Byron, CA is a boat launch called Orwood Resort (resort is a REAL stretch) that actually has bleachers set up facing the boat launch. The locals love to sit on the bleachers on a Saturday morning and watch the newbys try to launch their boats, but nothing compares with Saturday night, when all of the drunk, sunburned and tired boaters try to reload their boats on their trailers. I've seen a lone boater pull up to the dock and jump up onto it and run for the bathroom, while his still-running boat went in circles around the marina, hitting everything in sight. I saw a new Escalade chase a trailer backwards into the marina (they float, until you open the door). Many, many cars and trucks have followed their trailers into that boat launch, from people hitting the gas instead of the brake, or just not setting the parking brake well enough(or at all). You would think it had a special curse on it, but it seems a lot of boat ramps are somewhat infamous.
And Gene, the draw for me is that it's live, spontaneous entertainment put on by amatuers, without even trying. There's no possible way that the stunts performed at boat launches around the country are orchestrated in any way, but I always wonder about "reality TV".
IMHO, boat launch watching is a great way to spend part of a Saturday. Try it sometime. It goes really good with beer.

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Yep, you've got it Rich. And wow, bleachers!? Man, we never had that.

I've seen a lot, too. A young macho kinda guy that wanted to impress the crowd slams his boat up and onto his trailer by gunning it to the max, then he and his buddy do a really fast clean-up and toss stuff into the pickup and burn rubber to impress us all as they take off.

What happened next was the sound of that unholy "crunching" sound that metal and fibreglass make when they encounter concrete at a relatively high speed, followed immediately by the two "pros" screaming at each other at the top of their lungs, each intent on shifting all blame on the other for (are you ready?) NOT doing up the straps that secure the boat to the trailer.

A bunch of us helped them manhandle the boat onto the trailer, but there was gonna have to be lots of $$$ spent on that motor and keel before they got a chance to try that stunt again...

Another Sunday evening's entertainment.
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