Originally Posted by Liverbird
I wouldnt go out in one,a fella said to me.(ha ha ha)
To which i replied ......
When there is a bad storm and everyone else is coming back to shore or going in to shelterd waters ,what type of boat are the coast guard going out in ?
I tried to tell him that my small 15 ft rib probably had just as much weight capacity as his 22ft hard boat and was much more sea worthy.But he still wasnt having any of it.
Just spent last weekend on the Delaware river with my kids. We camp with a fold down camper that I pull with a Ranger pick up. Unpacked the camper and then unpacked the truck. Took out the boat and started inflating it. Snapped the boat trailer together[Seitech Boat Dolly]. Hooked up the engine and rolled down the path to the boat ramp. Got all kind of looks from other campers. Could not understand all of the people asking the same type of questions about the boat.
"Is that thing safe for the river"
"I would not take my kids to far out in that thing"
The next day a spent 4 hours pulling the kids on the tube. Then people told me things like.
"what a great idea that is"
"thats better then a jet ski, you can put your whole family in it"
"can you also take that out on the ocean"
I can say for sure that I won more then a few people over that weekend.