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post #11 of Old 06-28-2008
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Normally just a lurker, but couldn't resist this one. Been using launching ramps for over 50 years, still do. Launching ramps, kill or be killed, dog eat dog and so on. Can't imagine trying to launch a large sail boat at one.Typical happening is the guy that passes everybody in line, getting ready to launch, he goes down the ramp then takes 10 to 15 minutes to get ready to launch.
When a polite comment is made about getting in the "get ready line" next time
the person says: "F.O., A.H., I can do any G.D. thing I want, get out of my face brfore I break yours". Such nice people, seems to be worse as time goes on. Drove an 18 wheeler for a while. Capt Kermie's comments about other drivers just having to get in front of you are right on. Also had a sailboat in a slip in Sausalito for 10 years, the only way to go.

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