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Old 07-19-2017, 04:08 PM
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Wife does it all and I know that as my daughters grow older, there are going to be trips that my wife will just go alone without me. She's a school teacher, so she has the prime season off work. I'll just stay home to pay the bills.
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Old 07-19-2017, 04:09 PM
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Yes, like a champ. When we load the boat it takes, oh, 45-60 seconds, we don't converse or even make eye contact while doing it, she is that good.
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Old 07-19-2017, 04:27 PM
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Yup, she does it all. Skiing, Surfing, Tubing, launching, retrieving, cruising so I can have a few. She doesn't always like it, but she knows how much I like being on the water. She's wonderful.

I do the trailering/backing down the ramp though. No desire on either side to teach/learn that one.
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:44 PM
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Yes, but only when she has to.

She thinks our boat magically puts its self in, takes its self out, cleans its self, maintains its self and fixes its self.

Same for my friend and his wife.
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Everyone wants to go out on a clean and spider web free boat but magically think it cleans itself. Our boat gets wiped down on the lift each time it goes out even if it's more than once a day. So after we are done on the water everyone's runs up to the house, (led by my wife) grabs a beer and their favorite chair then watches me wipe the boat off all while yelling, hey! It's just going to get wet again!

My wife and kids do an excellent job helping load/unload and clean up the boat. My biggest pet peeve are the guests that sometimes offer zero help, pitch in nothing and sit there and continue to watch while drinking my beer, ask why we go through the trouble of doing all that work and sometimes drive off without a thanks. Those are one and done people. The folks that appreciate, bring some drinks every now and then and offer to pitch in for gas get the first phone call!
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:38 PM
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Wife drives only when I am behind the boat. Works out good cause I love to drive!!
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:11 PM
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My wife will drive the boat to pull me. She's always done a great job, although there are times I wonder if she's about to back the boat over me when she throws it in reverse to stop and pick me up.

She also parks the truck and backs in the trailer to pull us out. Sometimes its pretty strait too.
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:37 PM
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Yes but of course!
My wife drives for skiers, including for me. She's great at it. She gets a little flustered if suddenly there's some boat traffic coming at us, but she's just great at it really. She backs the trailer down the ramp, too. Does a bit of zig zagging on the way down but it works. We're a team.

I do all of the covering and cleaning and gas in the boat, etc., but she does work up at the house during those times. It all works out. Proud to have a ski driving wife!
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:02 PM
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I'm pretty shocked by these results. I thought it'd be a landslide of no.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:19 PM
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I'm pretty shocked by these results. I thought it'd be a landslide of no.
Why is that? They vote now also..........
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:33 PM
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Mine can drive a boat as good as any guy and better than alot but can't mow in a straight line to save her a**. Lol I like my lawn striped and can't do that by a long shot when I am out of town on a hunting trip.
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