Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-06-2015, 07:51 AM
X25John's Avatar
X25John X25John is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Boat: Mastercraft, X25, 2013, 6.2 Ilmor (sold), X20, 2015, 6.2
Location: midwest
Posts: 164
Things that make me scratch my head

We are sitting in a cove yesterday and watch a kid hanging on the swim platform of a Maxum IO while he is being drug around at idle. It wasn't an extended platform either not that that would matter. I just don't get what people are thinking?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-06-2015, 09:09 AM
TN Skier TN Skier is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Boat: 1992 Mastercraft Prostar 190
Location: Southeast - Center Hill Lake
Posts: 277
Hmmmmm....with enough time, maybe this could be a version of natural selection? What is it they say, "Common sense, well it isn't so common..."
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-06-2015, 09:27 AM
mikeg205's Avatar
mikeg205 mikeg205 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 1995 Pro Star 205 5.7 Liter
Location: Plainfield - Joliet, IL
Posts: 14,558
Send a message via Skype™ to mikeg205
Quote:
Originally Posted by X25John View Post
We are sitting in a cove yesterday and watch a kid hanging on the swim platform of a Maxum IO while he is being drug around at idle. It wasn't an extended platform either not that that would matter. I just don't get what people are thinking?
one of the reasons I don't boat on big weekends.. the times I do I always see something stupid.. I wish I had a web cam at Morris Il boat ramp today and tomorrow.. would be a hoot.
__________________
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-06-2015, 10:16 AM
scott023's Avatar
scott023 scott023 is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 2008 X45 Switch L18
Location: Canada
Posts: 15,980
How can there be no one in the boat that objects to this kind of action? No responsible adults? No one with a brain? Cripes.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-06-2015, 10:26 AM
MC25's Avatar
MC25 MC25 is offline
MC Platinum
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: 2011 X25, 85 S&S
Location: DFDUB
Posts: 8,696
See: social Darwinism


Let it happen
__________________
-Aric

2011 X25-Wetsounds galore, GoSurfAssist equipped!
1985 S&S
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-06-2015, 10:39 AM
tex's Avatar
tex tex is offline
MC Platinum
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: 2002 Prostar 197 w/tower
Location: Cowtown
Posts: 8,045
Things just seem to have a way of working themselves out!
__________________
2002 Blue Prostar 197, 0 Flex Tower, Perfect Pass, and The Preditor-ADHD Skier

I'm pursuing my lifelong quest for the perfect, the absolutely driest martini to be found in this or any other world. And I think I may have hit upon the perfect formula :
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-06-2015, 11:03 AM
DooSPX's Avatar
DooSPX DooSPX is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2005
Boat: 1991 MasterCraft Prostar 190 PowerSlot
Location: Central, FL
Posts: 3,308
Send a message via AIM to DooSPX
Quote:
Originally Posted by scott023 View Post
How can there be no one in the boat that objects to this kind of action? No responsible adults? No one with a brain? Cripes.
I agree Scott. Unfortunately I gave up a long time ago hoping that people had a brain... Everything I see leads to my conclusion.
I just hope the kid doesn't get hurt. If he is surrounded by brainless adults, he in turn will be brainless too. They probably think that if the prop is 2 feet underwater, there is no way for the kid to hit the prop. Sad, but I'm hypothesizing that is the case...
__________________
1991 PROSTAR 190 Flagship Blue POWERSLOT OJ XMP CNC 13.7x17.5 .110 4B
A.K.A. One of a kind mistake
2011 Best In Show- 1987-2000 class

Trying to keep slalom alive

Need a new prop to fit your needs? Call Eric from OJ PROPS 800-359-9730

Quote:
Originally Posted by flipper View Post
"It's better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are stupid, than to open it and prove it"?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-06-2015, 06:33 PM
Kweisner's Avatar
Kweisner Kweisner is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Boat: 2007 Prostar 197
Location: Southeast
Posts: 649
Last summer my ski buddy and I saved a five year old from going down at the sandbar. Dam opened and he got into trouble, unable to overcome the current. We dashed about 25 yards to get to him in the deep and we had to daisy chain ourselves to get him and us back on the shallow bar. Kid was in complete distress and going down for the last time when we snagged him. Mommy never even put her beer down, nor a word of thanks. Class act.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
"This one goes to eleven." 2007 ProStar 197 TT w/MCX and Powerslot.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-06-2015, 07:16 PM
thatsmrmastercraft's Avatar
thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 17,621
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kweisner View Post
Last summer my ski buddy and I saved a five year old from going down at the sandbar. Dam opened and he got into trouble, unable to overcome the current. We dashed about 25 yards to get to him in the deep and we had to daisy chain ourselves to get him and us back on the shallow bar. Kid was in complete distress and going down for the last time when we snagged him. Mommy never even put her beer down, nor a word of thanks. Class act.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Good for you.......unbelievable response from mom.
__________________
PETER
S5 WHEEL PACKAGE - FREE SHIPPING
TWO WHEELS W/ST205/75R14 KENDA TIRES $299
- - W/ST215/75R14 KENDA TIRES $ 329
TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE W/205/75R14 KENDA TIRES $599
TWO 5 LUG WHEELS W/ST205/75R15 LRD KENDA TIRES $349 S5 W/BLACK INLAY
TWO 6 LUG WHEELS W/ST225/75R15 LRD KENDA TIRES $359 S5 W/BLACK INLAY


$99 LED LIGHT PACKAGE - FREE SHIPPING

REBUILDING HOLLEY MARINE CARBURETORS - $225 DELIVERED
Email - tiresplease@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-06-2015, 07:18 PM
thatsmrmastercraft's Avatar
thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 17,621
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeg205 View Post
one of the reasons I don't boat on big weekends.. the times I do I always see something stupid.. I wish I had a web cam at Morris Il boat ramp today and tomorrow.. would be a hoot.
Same thing here. I fish early before the crazies are out, then have fun off the water. Watching at the boat launch would be a blast. But if I were there, I would have to go help as I don't think I could just sit there and watch the circus.
__________________
PETER
S5 WHEEL PACKAGE - FREE SHIPPING
TWO WHEELS W/ST205/75R14 KENDA TIRES $299
- - W/ST215/75R14 KENDA TIRES $ 329
TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE W/205/75R14 KENDA TIRES $599
TWO 5 LUG WHEELS W/ST205/75R15 LRD KENDA TIRES $349 S5 W/BLACK INLAY
TWO 6 LUG WHEELS W/ST225/75R15 LRD KENDA TIRES $359 S5 W/BLACK INLAY


$99 LED LIGHT PACKAGE - FREE SHIPPING

REBUILDING HOLLEY MARINE CARBURETORS - $225 DELIVERED
Email - tiresplease@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:29 PM.