Stupid Questions we get asked

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wetpaint, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. highslice

    highslice Active Member

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Can I pay for gas?

    Do you mind if we bring red wine?

    Do my kids have to wear life vests the whole time?

    How do you cool off?

    Do you ever take your boat over the dam?

    What happens if the dam breaks? - I actually don't want to find out the answer to this one, other than knowing that the lake drains real fast and Branson, Mo. will no longer exist.
  2. drob

    drob New Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Buzzards Bay
    310 Sundancer
    350 Mercruiser
    If I flush the toilet, are the kids going to be swimming in it?

    SCORPIO Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 7, 2008
    1989 300 DA
    Twin 5.7 Merc Alpha I
    1. How much do boats cost?
    2. Does your boat leak so much that the pump runs all the time? (Again referring to the AC discharge. You'd be surprised who asks this question. I've had boating friends even ask me this! WTH
    3. How much gas does it take? Followed by
    why so much?"
    4. Do you ever go in the ocean? (I boat at the mouth of the Delaware bay, so yes).
    5. Where did all the water go, it was full when we left? Referring to low tide, we have a range of 4 to 6 feet. A follow on to this one is when a guest arrives at low tide, "boy it sure must be dry here the river is really low."
  4. Four Suns

    Four Suns Not a pot stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    QSM-11 Diesels
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2010
  5. C.W.

    C.W. New Member

    Jul 28, 2010
    Kent Island
    Every single person you tell that you've bought a new boat:
    You know what the two happiest days are for a boat owner?

    Gee...I never heard that one before:smt021
  6. endless seas

    endless seas Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 13, 2008
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    My wife and I are walking down the pier towards our slip and someone asks (hey are you guys going out)? I say "were married":smt038
  7. missnmountains

    missnmountains Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    2008 58 Sedan Bridge
    900 Man
    I did not read all of these above, but mine has got to be the dumbest. :grin: Our Boat Miss N Mountains hailing port is Highlands Ranch, Colorado. We cruise up and down Florida and recently a couple of trips to the Bahamas. The most frequent question I get is "which river did I go down to get to what ever marina we are staying at"?

    I now just tell them the South Platte.

  8. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    When we had my wife's friend out once we were in 375+' of water. She says " wow that's deep! It sure wouldn't be a good place to sink". I replied "where is?"
  9. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    How much did you pay for that? (NOYB)

    Can I take it out some time? (NO)

    How much gas does it take? (None, it doesn't use any gas)

    Why did you get such a big boat? (Because the small ones were already taken)

    Can y'all sleep on that boat? (Nope, the staterooms are just for looks)

    How fast does it go? (Dunno, nobody's ever lived to tell about going over 100mph in it)
  10. Black180BR

    Black180BR New Member

    May 10, 2010
    Eastern WA
    2004 SeaRay 180BR Sport
    little 3.0 that could
    ^^^HA!! winner, winner!! (to Nehalennia) Eastern washington people must type at the same time!!
  11. chumbley

    chumbley New Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Lake Travis
    340 Sundancer 2000
    Twin 7.4L V-drives
    I tell them I don't need a reason to drink beer on the boat...
  12. Sundancer

    Sundancer Active Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    30 year old CLASSIC 300 DA, towed almost anywhere behind the Duramax Duallie Crew Cab.
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's

    It's because we're home and not battling traffic over here!!

    Oh yeah and the question I got was:

    How does your radar arch work? I didn't say a word since I don't have radar.....
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010
  13. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Where are the turn signals?

    Shouldn't you have the headlights on, I can't see where we are going?

    Do I need to wear my lifejacket while I am on the toilet?

    Can I pay for half the gas? (on the way back to marina after using about 200 gallons - The look on his face after putting $800 in the tanks was priceless. I think he figured more like $50. No I didn't take him up on his offer.)
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010
  14. bmac

    bmac Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Holbrook, NY
    2006 58 Sedan Bridge, Walker Bay Generation 390 RIB w/40hp Yamaha, 2014 Wellcraft 232 CC w/Yamaha
    MAN 900 CRM
    My wife was very impressed when I didn't respond in my normal tone of contempt to her girlfriend when, while we were at anchor and the kids were watching TV she said "I didn't know boats had cable."
  15. EricW

    EricW Member

    Mar 16, 2008
    Essex, MD
    1994 290 Sundancer
    Twin 2005 220hp 4.3 MPI's FWC w/ Alpha 1 Gen IIs
    Although not a question, that is friggin' hilarious. I laughed out loud on that one.

    "Oh yeah, it's great to be able to watch TV out here, isn't it? This boat has the optional extra long cable."
  16. 83searay

    83searay New Member

    Oct 7, 2008
    Alpha 1
    Are there turns signals in the river.
  17. twyant

    twyant Member

    May 29, 2008
    Slidell La
    1997 420AC
    3116TA 350 hp
    :smt021Sold a 31 Tiara A week after sea trial and survey
    New owner and brother showed up tried to go over everything on the boat his brother said he was a tug captain said he got it :thumbsup:They took off !
    A week later called (first) call said he and his was having a hard time parking it said when he put it in neutral it would go in circles asked him if the thruster was on he HUNG UP :huh:
    #2 called said him and his wife was sleeping out in boat could not get ac on told him tell me what breakers was on to make it short gen set not running heard him say Sh** and HUNG UP.
    I Felt bad for laughing at him I called him asked him if he like me to come over and go over the boat with him he said you don't mind :smt038
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010
  18. Chris Dauth

    Chris Dauth New Member

    Jan 30, 2009
    Hervey Bay Australia
    1992, 270 Weekender
    Mercruiser 383 Stroker
    At our marina, we have floating pontoons, slips, I think you guys call them, and I back the boat in.

    I’m having a nice quiet day, sitting on the pontoon, feet in the water, new propeller sitting next to me at the back of the boat.

    The marina manager is wandering around and comes up to me and says “ Watch ya doin’”
    Me says, “Waiting for the tide to come in so as I can reach the prop !”.

    The Manager wanders off and says “Have a nice day.”
    Inside 5 minutes he’s back, and says, “Either you are a smart ass or crazy or both !”

    We both laughed, I asked him if he was having senior moment !
  19. Away Point

    Away Point New Member

    Apr 24, 2009
    Lake St. Clair, MI
    330 Sundancer
    Big, Gas Lovin', American V-8's :-)
    Great thread! :smt043

    Couple weeks ago, taking some work friends out...

    "Why are you going there? I thought you alway kept the red buoys on the right side."
  20. impactg

    impactg New Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    Raystown Lake, PA
    2008 Bayliner 320
    Twin Merc SeaCore 350mpi's / Bravo III's
    Drinking takes all my concentration... I can't be distracted by something like a stupid fish making demands of my time. :thumbsup:

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