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Old 03-11-2020, 08:15 AM   #1
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My 17 year old is making his first boat running trip without me today. He headed to a buddies house and then to the lake. He'll be asking for the keys to the 21 footer before I know it. Kinda sad actually

Told him last night. Rule number 1....dont die. He knows the rest.



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Old 03-11-2020, 08:28 AM   #2
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:35 AM   #3
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That's great. I hope he catches them all.
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:36 AM   #4
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sad to see them grow up so fast!! I'm sure you raised him well though
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:51 AM   #5
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My 17 year old is making his first boat running trip without me today. He headed to a buddies house and then to the lake. He'll be asking for the keys to the 21 footer before I know it. Kinda sad actually

Told him last night. Rule number 1....dont die. He knows the rest.



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Old 03-11-2020, 09:04 AM   #6
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Pretty solid rule.

He has his boaters ID??


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Old 03-11-2020, 09:08 AM   #7
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:09 AM   #8
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Pretty solid rule.

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Old 03-11-2020, 09:13 AM   #9
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:21 AM   #10
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If he is anything like me and my buddies I would go ahead and get that 21 ready for the rescue tow call


“Fools multiply when wise men are silent” -Nelson Mandela

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Old 03-11-2020, 09:27 AM   #11
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If he is anything like me and my buddies I would go ahead and get that 21 ready for the rescue tow call


“Fools multiply when wise men are silent” -Nelson Mandela
I'm downtown but I have a friend that lives 15 minutes from the lake. Where the kid is going, our other boat wont go

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Old 03-11-2020, 09:29 AM   #12
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I took a boat about that size offshore fishing, when I was about his age. Lol
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:03 AM   #13
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:08 AM   #14
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I have the same thing going on today as well, my oldest is on his first solo trip to West Bay. I would feel better about it if he was in water that he had been on before......
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:17 AM   #15
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I'll be honest, I have no idea. I think it's by date of birth like hunter ed.
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I have the same thing going on today as well, my oldest is on his first solo trip to West Bay. I would feel better about it if he was in water that he had been on before......
Kinda nerve wracking ain't it. I know your boys and mine well enough to know theyll be ok. But anything can happen

Rylan has been where they went, he just ain't drove it. That boat will scoot and I'm hoping his buddy dont get too wild

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Old 03-11-2020, 10:25 AM   #16
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That's got to be nerve racking but he will learn 10 time faster doing it himself. Who know's, maybe you will have a fresh caught dinner when you get home.
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Good luck to him. He was raised good, so it will be OK!
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:31 AM   #18
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I took a boat about that size offshore fishing, when I was about his age. Lol


Had a couple buddies do that....boat’s still there.


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Old 03-11-2020, 10:36 AM   #19
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Having been there before myself, he’ll do everything perfect today just to show you he can. Now, the next hundred times might be a redneck rodeo, but today will be perfect.


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Old 03-11-2020, 10:36 AM   #20
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Man that brings back some memories! I had a 16’ aluminum boat just like that when I was 16. Caught a lot of fish and paddled that thing back to the ramp many times! Lol

He’s living the good life!
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:38 AM   #21
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If you break rule #1 I'll kill ya.
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:39 AM   #22
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:45 AM   #23
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:46 AM   #24
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:49 AM   #25
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I remember going way back on fire break roads to fish the pecos River in NM by myself when I was about 17. I had a six pack on a stringer cooling off in the river when I got surprised by a game warden. It was late in the day and he asked if I was camping overnight - “yes sir, my sleeping bag is there in the bed of my truck”. He was really cool and said, I suppose those aren’t your beers but please empty them and pack them out when you leave and make dang sure you don’t even so much as put the key in the ignition of that truck if you accidentally spill one of those beers in your mouth. He even pointed out a couple of spots that he’d had luck at...boys will be boys but I’d rather see a young man fishing than about a million other things he could be doing.
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:50 AM   #26
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I'll be honest, I have no idea. I think it's by date of birth like hunter ed.

Kinda nerve wracking ain't it. I know your boys and mine well enough to know theyll be ok. But anything can happen

Rylan has been where they went, he just ain't drove it. That boat will scoot and I'm hoping his buddy dont get too wild

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It is but between the saltwater thread and some other reading I had him do the talk of reefs and oysters knocked his cocky confidence back a good bit and raised his sense of caution.
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Old 03-11-2020, 11:11 AM   #27
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Good luck to him. He was raised good, so it will be OK!
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It is but between the saltwater thread and some other reading I had him do the talk of reefs and oysters knocked his cocky confidence back a good bit and raised his sense of caution.
At least I can fix this boat with a hammer

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Yes. The boat is. The guys were rescued by the coast guard or game warden. This was about 1992, about 1 mile straight out from the end of the south jetty. Couple dumbasses.


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Old 03-11-2020, 11:36 AM   #29
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Right on I remember when mine took off for the first time. Boat fell off the trailer forgot to strap it down. Then they would go on the all nighters and now fish you talking about nasty.

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Old 03-11-2020, 11:44 AM   #30
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I was around 14 the first time my dad let me take the boat out fishing by myself.

We had our place in Chinquapin and he said I could go up in lake Austin fishing. He said if he hears that motor get over 4k rpm it will be the last time I go by myself and I believed him.


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Right on I remember when mine took off for the first time. Boat fell off the trailer forgot to strap it down. Then they would go on the all nighters and now fish you talking about nasty.

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Boy make it off the water yet?
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Old 03-11-2020, 04:33 PM   #34
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Not the boy I was askin about but good report!
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They grow up fast! Don't blink.
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Old 03-11-2020, 05:39 PM   #36
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:18 PM   #37
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Boy make it off the water yet?
Back at the house safe and sound.

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I like how he made sure there was a DP box in the pic
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Old 03-11-2020, 07:42 PM   #39
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Don’t get no better n that!!
Hope he don’t get a ticket for no license plate on the trailer.
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I like how he made sure there was a DP box in the pic
Yeah you know it's full of beer. And the way he was taught to push the fish to the camera

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Old 03-11-2020, 08:10 PM   #42
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Congrats to the Young man! He did good dad!
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Old 03-12-2020, 08:21 AM   #44
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Heck yeah that will work!


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Old 03-12-2020, 08:24 AM   #45
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Nice. Brings back good memories.
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Right of passage!
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Old 03-12-2020, 08:53 AM   #47
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This exactly.

He took another buddy and went again today. Might as well make him cook tonight

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Old 03-12-2020, 09:07 AM   #48
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Very nice!!

And puts the good fish out front!
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Off the streets and on the creeks! Love these stories.
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You got that "rite!" I remember taking Dad's boat out for the first time. A whole new level of freedom.
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