Boat launch idiots!
This site has changed from ripping on others, to offering help to others, and now to ripping on ourselves. (and that's usually the funniest)
Don't feel bad. There is a bridge I go under all the time and never really think about it. One time though I had my bimini top up. It wasn't opened though, just up with the canvas wrapped in the boot yet. Got about half way and the top of the boot caught the bridge and ripped a good hole in it. Luckily the top itself was fine, just the boot tore. So now I have a bimini top with big stitching across the boot to remind me lol.
Sswpriz, LOL! I don't drink, so I guess the answer would be "not enough." Only had a half cup of coffee that morning, which might have factored in. It's not uncommon for me to drink an entire pot in a day.
262, I agree with milemark, that's not a BLI, that's just a miscalculation, lol.
How many beers before that...???
262,that's not a BLI.Just an oops,we all do it.I shortened a stern light on the railroad bridge by Perrot park.
Well, I think I won BLI of the year! How many of you can say your BLI moment was featured on Boneheaded Boaters of the Week? Now, I can!
Full disclosure, I submitted the video myself for him to use. Any press is good press, right? For those not familiar, Broncos Guru puts out a weekly video with this stuff. They are always good for a laugh.
Snakester, glad you got a laugh out of my video.
Went to one of my favorite Lakes today, when done fishing, came back to the launch, and here is a boat perpendicular to the boat launch. A little girl in the boat waiting for her father, who took about 10 minutes to park his car. He finally leaves, I pull my boat up to the pier and I'm walking up the ramp to get my car, and another guy pulls in, he starts backing his rig down. There is only room for one boat at a time at this launch. He gets to the water, then he starts unloading his truck into his Boat. I have to wait about 15 minutes for him to get unloaded, launch his boat, Park his car , so I can back my trailer down the launch to load my boat. I end up with two BLIs in a row.
My favorite video of yours so far 262! I like the fact you included the snags and the bridge incident. Lol I like it because we all do the same things at times, which makes it more entertaining. I bet if you had another person you may have cleared the bridge. You stayed very calm after scratching ur nice new boat.
My vote for name would be “Low Bridge”.
Fun video 262!,, Great job!
Shared this story a few weeks ago on a different forum, but figured it was appropriate here, too.
Recently took out my BRAND NEW boat to try to get my first fish on it. Decided on Lower Nemahbin. For those not familiar, there is a small channel between upper and lower and the launch is in the channel. To get to lower, you have to go under the I-94 bridge.
Launched with no problem. Cleared the first section no problem but noticed the second section was getting lower and lower clearance over the water, until... BANG!!!!! My windshield smacked the bottom of the bridge. I had enough momentum (despite no wake) that I made it out, then BANG!!!!! again! Hit the last portion and got stuck.
Because I think it's a unique thing to go under a freeway, I was filming as it happened because that's what anybody with a YouTube channel does. So... For all of your enjoyment... Here is the video proof of my BLI-ness.
First 30 seconds or so is the crash, the damage is visible shortly after the drone footage near the beginning.
It’s a combination of both and all the above