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If you are not on social media or YouTube very often, you might have missed this awesome video. One of the guys from my ski club shared this and said “this is how the rest of the world views us (ski boat drivers)”. I have watched this video several times now and chuckle every time.

Boat docking, and more importantly, putting your boat back on the trailer at the boat ramp, is an area many people struggle with. Every summer we are always amazed by the number of people who don’t know how to properly back their trailer down the ramp or the time they spend putting the boat on the trailer. It’s comical really. My husband and I keep saying we are going to set up a video camera on our local boat ramp and watch all the people. Then laugh, of course. You can’t help it! I feel so bad for them I want to jump up and offer my assistance, but seeing that most of the people backing the truck with the trailer, and the person in the boat, are usually male – I don’t think they’d take too kindly to my female opinion.

This video was created by an alcohol company in Norway (AV-OG-TIL) to actually highlight an important point, which is that docking a boat is challenging enough, best to do it sober. Yes, that’s a very important message. I do not want to deemphasize it. However, when you know your stuff with docking a boat, or putting your boat away on the trailer, it’s fun to flaunt it a little too.

After owning our Mastercraft for 7 years, my husband has finally come up with the name to put on our boat: “Watch and Learn”. Of course, being that I am the primary boat driver I’m afraid of having that displayed proudly across the back then royally screwing up someday, by accident or having an old-age moment. Do I really want people to to see that splashed in prominent view across the back of our boat when I make a royal mistake? As of today, our boat still says “Mastercraft”. Good enough for me.

Enough of my rambling about boat driving. Check out this video and enjoy the laugh. You just read about my pet peeve on the lake – tell me about your pet peeves with other boaters in the comments below.

Shey Harms

Shey has enjoyed the lake life since she was very young. Her parents always had a place at the lake for as long as she can remember. Now, she belongs to a waterski club in Kansas and drives their family boat in the ski shows teaching her family some of the traditions she learned as a child.

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