Originally Posted by NC Roamer
But it ceases to be fun when you are in line with your boat to use that ramp.
I have offered launching/loading assistance before. Sometimes I was gruffly rebuffed but others gratefully accepted.
That's the truth! Back when we had our boat, we seriously thought about starting a business where we would offer a 1, 2, or 3 hour orientation for new boat owners. The dealers seemed unwilling or unable to take the time to cover even the most basic processes and features. Then new boat owners get out there and "figure it out" themselves. These people are seriously dangerous out there on the ramps and on the water, and the majority of it has to do with simple negligence; they just don't know because they were never taught. Granted, in TX we're supposed to take a boater safety course if we're born after 1993, but the biggest lesson most boaters get is during a water safety inspection from law enforcement, and those guys aren't so polite as we would have been, and probably more expensive too!
I guess this is somewhat true in the RV world as well... The difference in the RV world, IMO, is the culture is a bit more receptive. Most of the boat owners I saw out there who needed help were unlikely to be very receptive to the advice of those more experienced.
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