This really trips my ticket, the lack of boat launch etiquette. Today we were getting ready to load up the boat so I drove up to the dock and had my fishing partner take the boat out on a holding pattern till I get the truck and trailer from the parking lot and in the water. When I got to the launch there was a truck with its rig in the middle of the launch ( the launch handles up to 6 boats at a time) this person was doing his tie down and putting his gear away while I was waiting, when he saw me he did move his rig right in the middle of the area of the launch I was going to use, my boat was there, I had to use a different launch , I mention to this person that it was common courtesy to clear the launch and use the parking lot to tie down and stow the gear, Mind that there were other people there who I have been friends with for a long time and it is a common practice to tie down away form the launches there was about four other boater there waiting to trailer there boat, Boat launch etiquette 1. Prep you boat before you get ready to launch in a area away form the launch area. 2. Launch your boat and move the boat to end of the dock if applies out of other boater way 3. Park your vehicle 4. Leave the dock area wake free Boat loading etiquette 1. Keep the dock clear when possible 2. Once the boat is trailer CLEAR THE RAMP 3 tie down in a tie down area or away form the ramp 4 BE COURTESY TO OTHER BOATERS. There are times when we have a holding pattern of several boats waiting to come in and keeping the ramps clear makes this easy for everyone involved, always first come first served , I have been out on occasions where Im alone and I have to tie off the boat and get the truck and trailer and even then I stay out of others way and clearing the ramp as quickly as possible.