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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 10:21

SHOW SOME COURTESY AT THE BOAT LAUNCH

With Memorial Day weekend in a few days and the fourth of July not too far behind, I feel that reminding everyone of proper boat ramp etiquette is important. There is no doubt that the launches will be packed with boaters, ranging from the seasoned experts to the noobs or novice first year boaters. For things to run smoothly at crowded boat launches there is a certain set of rules that need to be followed by everyone. If you are an inexperienced boater just learning the ropes, I would recommend giving this article a look to familiarize yourself with the do's and don'ts while launching your boat at a busy public ramp.

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Practicing proper boat launch ramp etiquette will ensure things at the launch run smoothly.
 
  RULES OF THE RAMP  
 
With boating and fishing season finally here in West Michigan, practicing proper ramp etiquette will not only ensure things at the launch run smoothly, but it will keep you on good terms with the other boaters. We have all broke a "rule of the ramp" one time or another, but hopefully over the years with a little practice you have learned to be more efficient with unloading and loading your boat. But for the "noobies" or the first time boaters this season, here are a couple key rules to follow while using a public launch so that you wont be "that guy" on the lake this summer.
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