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  • Boat Launch Idiots (BLI's)

    Years ago, was were fishing near the old CJ Brown main boat ramp in July?, It was very warm, 10- 15 mph wind head on from the N as a local BASS club was launching to get a tournament underway. 2 dudes put a 14?` aluminum boat in, 1 takes the truck and trailer to park, 2nd guy ties it off and hops in, has some trouble getting it to start, it finally stays running.

    This gent, chomping on a Winston Churchill stogie, proceeds to pick up a 5 gallon gas can and attempts to top off the boat`s fuel tank...is anyone already running for a fire extingusher?

    In a matter of seconds, WHOOSH! He drops the uncapped can and smoking (literally!) jumps overboard, and proceeds to all but drown in 3-4` of water as the boat becomes a Viking funeral pyre.

    It goes without saying everyone else either abandoned any thought of launching and quickly got clear, fished dude out, (he luckily wasn't seriously hurt) or bravely attempted to put the conflagration out.

    Unfortunately, there was far more fuel than they had fire extinguishers, and finally had to just back off. To add to the irony, as the local volunteer fire dept pulled up, the burnt out wreck slid beneath the waves, out of embarrassment one would suppose.

    Old boy was tended to, and when the wreck was pulled out, he was given a ticket for A Not having a fire extinguisher IN the boat, (it was in his truck!), B fueling on the water and C refueling with the motor running. Luckily, it happened along side the dock, and not out on the lake! Most safety rules are written after injury, blood, agony and regret! One to remember, for sure!

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Boat Launch Idiots (BLI's) started by Bosman View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. Lotech Joe's Avatar
      Lotech Joe -
      I used to work with a doctor that explained to me that ignorance is a self limiting gene.
    1. Billbob's Avatar
      Billbob -
      they are everware
    1. TnT's Avatar
      TnT -
      Quote Originally Posted by billbob View Post
      they are everware
      What's even scarier is that they breed!!!!
    1. skeetbum's Avatar
      skeetbum -
      That man had a BIG vacancy sign flashing on his forehead. Gotta wonder.
    1. Badgerloader's Avatar
      Badgerloader -
      Quote Originally Posted by TnT View Post
      What's even scarier is that they breed!!!!
      AND they vote!!!
    1. keith dodd's Avatar
      keith dodd -
      This photo is at Colbert co. Boat ramp I don't think the photo matches the story
    1. Slab's Avatar
      Slab -
      Quote Originally Posted by keith dodd View Post
      This photo is at Colbert co. Boat ramp I don't think the photo matches the story
      No it does not Keith. It's just a stock photo I used. That's your boat actually Keith.
    1. KDAVID1's Avatar
      KDAVID1 -
      Team jada
    1. keith dodd's Avatar
      keith dodd -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slab View Post
      No it does not Keith. It's just a stock photo I used. That's your boat actually Keith.
      Ok I just thought a picture got mixed up.
    1. Comanche94's Avatar
      Comanche94 -
      Makes you wonder how many times he had done something like that before. Fact is most people have had a mental lapse and have done something stupid and got lucky and nothing bad happened. The smart ones jot that down in the memory bank so that a little alarm goes off the next time that says do not do that again.

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