Boat launch idiots!
Guy cuts in line exiting Delevan last Sunday and ties up in middle of dock while his buddy goes to get is trailer. I ask him nicely to retie up near front of dock so I can tie up on rear while is geezer buddy goes and gets trailer. Reason being I am fishing with three little kids and need to get my trailer too so we do not create a big gap in line. I leave kids with boat and tell them to not let anyone hit my boat.
Old guys get boat onto trailer and then the same old guy goes and starts untying my boat to pull it forward. Mind you that I am backing my trailer in while this happening? My kids told this guy to not touch my boat, but he apparently told them that he had to pull my boat forward so no one else had to wait? I had my trailer in and met him on dock before he could even get it untied. Have you guys ever had someone untie your boat and try to move it? This just seems way out of bounds. And he was obviously being super passive aggressive over me asking him to move his boat.
Finally one to add here and it's a double whammy! End of the day yesterday on Waubesa, using Babcock launch. Four lane launch, I'm loading by myself so boat's on one slip while I go to get the truck. An older blue/grey Procraft backs down into the slip I had the boat and proceeds to untie/load up right there. Minor annoyance having to drive around to an open lane, but still a BLI move on their part.
Wife and I were thinking about docking at Hagemeister Park on the City Deck for a drink and dinner this afternoon. Thank God we were too tired after going to last night's game at Miller Park and just stayed home.
Preliminary reports say that the Main Street bridge is damaged as well. Did the Exxon Valdez captain get his lisence back?
I want to say that happened to my dad as well Vegas. He was having issues with his and we realized something was turned off. May have been the chart/plotter though, not the sonar.
Nothing too special at the launch for me this past weekend. Just one guy who didn't trim his motor up and dragged the skeg across the concrete. Luckily it quickly turned to gravel so he was just digging a channel after a bit. He did stop, not sure if it was due to my arms waving or the motor jumping around lol.
Along the lines of fish locator idiots...buddy of mine bought a new graph a few years ago. Very fancy, mapping, sonar, radar...etc. Like a typical guy, he did not read the directions, just had the unit installed and away he went.
Called me up all upset because his graph wouldn't mark bottom, or sonar at all.
I went over to his house, just knowing that the transducer was upside down, or that he didn't know how to "page" through all of his screens and find sonar.
Much to my surprise, neither was the case. The place that installed the unit had shut the sonar feature "off". All I had to do was toggle it back "on".
I wonder how many times those guys have done that and just had a bellyache from laughing so hard when the boat is picked up.