“U Shouldn’t Own A Boat” YouTube Comment Gold!


How about 4?

A couple weeks ago, we did a dumb story on getting WECATCHEM out of the water.  Gail Force Winds, What could go wrong etc… Along with that was a video titled Chris Craft Boat Ramp Drama.  It was a  shot on an iphone real fast, but even Jimmy was nervous filming since at any point a second hand may be needed.

Now.. Okay, we use our youtube page to load video so we can embed it here on the site. And give it context. But a funny thing has happened. We have had over 32,000 views of this darn thing on youtube and guess what? People HATE IT! They are so disappointed that we did not wreck the boat. Or where is the drama?Some of my favorite Comments are.

And I deleted some of the nasty ones! Yikes.. HA!

Now, many of these “People” are internet people and have no clue as to the drama that plays out in your head when you are about to load your boat on a trailer. Hell, the drama putting the boat IN the water, or just shifting into forward.. EEESH….Maybe its a varnish classic boat thing. Maybe its that they are not easy to steer, and we don’t trailer our boat a lot. It is interesting to see that normal humans don’t get it. Now to be fare, visually not all that dramatic, but wind, location of the trailer, all of it was thought through for the one shot. no one knows that the rear wheel of the trailer was on the endge of the ramp and its a two foot drop right off the ramp. Try and drag out a trailer like that? Yikes.. Anyway, if you want to jump into the ship show on youtube, Click on the video above and have fun or HERE!


23 replies
  1. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Why do we humans use “SUCKED” in such a negative connotation? It seems like a good thing to me.

    NO! I am not going to add a picture to this comment.

  2. Dan T
    Dan T says:

    Folks who have never owned and operated an antique wooden boat can’t begin to understand the drama of just owning and operating an antique wooden boat. Even on a good day.

  3. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da UP)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da UP) says:

    Every year at the Hessel boat show. There is always a crowd watching participants take their boats in and out. It is something to see. No drama, just beautiful wooden boats getting loaded on to everything from custom made trailers to 60 year old Tee Nees. The volunteers who help load and unload do a superb job wading in usually 50 to 60 degree water for hours. (remember this is the UP). It is fun to watch even after we get ours out.

  4. tparsons56
    tparsons56 says:

    I always compared docking a boat to trying to park a car in a crowded parking lot with the pavement moving beneath you. The reality is most people don’t have the guts to do it especially in an antique boat which always has a crowd watching. Anyone who would criticize this obviously has never done it.
    Trust me I have had my share of boating mishaps over the years [got a dock line wrapped around the prop at the Bay Harbor show last year – really embarrassing!!] but that’s just part of the experience.
    I also want to put my kudo’s in for the Hessel volunteers last summer as I was one the boats they helped launch and retrieve – great people and a real asset to our hobby.

  5. Phillip Jones
    Phillip Jones says:

    These people on the internet only know how to operate a keyboard and a chair, and THERE world revolves around “LIKES” self patronizing, they should GO AWAY and get a real job and meet and talk to real people FACE TO FACE.

    Sorry folks don’t know what came over me there dont do face book don’t have time.

    On a more somber note, got the Brass Bell yesterday and read the super article about Bumble Bee, and Paul and Kathy Crisp. Not a nice, sweeter couple have I ever met in this hobby, and he will be sorely missed by all he meet. I was proud, and a better man for knowing him, fair weather, and calm sea’s my friend.

  6. Rick
    Rick says:

    Have owed boats for 52 years and when I’m out on the water its nice and relaxing. The problem is the need to relax after launching and the negating of it during retrieve. Someone should put a heart monitor on us and have that information up on a screen for the public to see. And yes I have dropped the wheels off the edge and yes it sucks. Spend enough time out there and stuff happens. Or just stay inside and comment on the video of others.

  7. Wudzgud
    Wudzgud says:

    You deleted the nasty ones? Those are usually the funniest comments. We now know your nickname — SNOWFLAKE. We should be politically correct to. They should say it was like a Hoover Deluxe. Not “sucked”. Go on YouTube and look up boat launch fails. Now that is funny.

  8. Brian Irwin
    Brian Irwin says:

    Couldn’t agree more, tparsons56! Sometimes the most interesting place to enjoy a cold beverage is in sight (and earshot!) of the launch ramp. Making it look easy is the difficult part…

  9. jnbailey71
    jnbailey71 says:

    Operating a classic boat is waaaayyyyy different than any newer inboard boat… I figured this out very quickly, put any of these commenters into a classic boat (someone else’s) and they would shut up real quick. Computer warriors…. unreal.

  10. Kent in Valpo
    Kent in Valpo says:

    When I was a lad, my grandfather always had a difficult time pulling his 1938 25′ modified Sportsman into his boathouse. The boathouse was located on the North Channel of the St. Clair River (Harsens Island), which had a 2-4 mph current. The wind/current created some harrowing landings, where I learned some adult words. He is long gone, but the Molly-O is now owned by my brother Art.

  11. Cobourg Kid
    Cobourg Kid says:

    Matt, as of today the vanishing photo issue that has been plaguing the WB site has reoccurred. All I am getting on my I phone is a partial header and grey scale text

  12. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    The power of the pen has been transferred to the keyboard of the millennial in their mother’s basement as their axe to grind behind the shield of the net. God help us all. Some of the comments they make on Jimmy Fallon’s site, for example, when his mother died was appalling. I know that doesn’t have anything to do with this except, #1) Jimmy was considered part of that culture #2) that culture made fun of him for whatever reason when he took time off for his mother’s death. Unbelievable how they will hide behind their keyboard. Before, you wouldn’t have heard any comments unless you were there in person. This now gives everyone with a PC the opportunity to be an a$$. Its very disconcerting. There needs to be AI (artificial intellegence) that only allows people who know what to hell their talking about to comment on specifics. Just roll thru the comments on any Youtube video, even well done “how to’s” and the comments are unbelievably crass and inappropriate.

  13. Rich Marschner
    Rich Marschner says:

    Having taken a dock-bite out of Talaria (formerly Matt’s 19′ 1941 barrel-back “Sylvia”) in a high wind on Cayuga Lake last year, I can MORE than appreciate his pretty much perfect approach to the haul-out ramp this fall. As others have said, if you haven’t experienced it yourself, you can’t possibly appreciate the mental anguish involved, whether you are perfect in your approach, or just get “close” as I did.

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