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Old 05-08-2013, 08:30 PM
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Am I out of line ?

So I have a very good friend who gets pissed that I wont let him bring his 15 month old kid on my boat. Meanwhile they have bought a party barge and have brought him out a few times.

While out this past weekend I watched the kid hit the deck at least 3 times from sudden throttle ups and downs...they just let him walk around or do what every, I not either of his parents stopped him from going over the rail once and stopped him from eating numerous minnows...

BTW these are the same parents who took him fishing in a 15 ft. jon boat fishing when he was 3 months old...the lake was riddled with stumps and trees. the carreir slid all over the place and a friend had to catch it from going overboard once..

Am I crazy folks or should I stand my ground ?
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:33 PM
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stand your ground its your boat... IMO
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:35 PM
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Stand your ground. It is a good parent's job to protect their children. Don't make it your job just because they won't take care of business. You are the captain of your vessel so you make the call.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:36 PM
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Although not your responsibility, it sounds to me like you are doing the right thing. Keep it up, the kid obviously needs your protection since no one else seems to be willing to protect him.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:43 PM
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thank you for the encouragment. I was starting to feel I was being unreasonable.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:49 PM
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:56 PM
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:58 PM
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We have a houseboat at Lake Powell. We do one week a year. Most of our best friends have kids, but can't come because they can't leave the young kids at home for a week. Many have asked about bringing them. Sorry, but the place is dangerous enough without having to worry about a small child going over.

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Old 05-08-2013, 09:10 PM
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:14 PM
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To each his own:
We have been house boating at Powell for twenty years and boating there for twenty years prior to that. I grew up on the lake and some of my best memories are Powell trips. Since becoming parents we have taken our kids along from the time they were just a few months old. For us, boating is about making memories with the family - that's really the only way you can justify owning a boat (certainly not a good financial decision). Don't get me wrong, it is a lot of work having fun with the family! You can't take your eyes the little ones for a second! The family trips certainly aren't the most relaxing, but, again, we feel that it's about making memories for the kids. We do have an occasional "adults only" trip so we can have a little away time - and those are a blast too.
But if the parents don't understand the dangers and aren't willing to be parents, then better to not invite them.
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