Summertime can produce some great fishing but also brings out many inexperienced boaters,jet skiers and plain ignorant people. I'm making a copy of this post to tack at my local boat ramp and are just a couple things i thought most boaters already or rather should know. Before backing your boat onto the ramp,have it ready to unload and put in the water. IE;plug is in,dock ropes are secure and accessible,winch is in GOOD working order(I've seen a total of 4 boats this past summer slide of trailers and onto the ramp),Having your craft ready before you back down the ramp will avoid frustrating the others waiting in line behind you. When coming back to the dock have your boat ready.Noone wants to watch you store fishing poles,water skies,floating tubes,nor running lights.Its also not enjoyable to sit and watch someone fiddle around with boat straps,docking line,bumpers,engine tilting,drain plug or anything other then a very large catch. When putting your boat on the trailer its a good idea to have the trailer guide out of the water and not totally submerged.This will help guide the boat on the trailer correctly.As funny as it is to watch someone pull out with their boat sideways,its very frustrating watching them make the same mistake repeatedly. When headed in or out at night it is a courteous thing to turn off your headlights before backing down the ramp,especially if someone else is going to use the half of the ramp beside you.Unless of course you don't care about the front end of your towing vehicle. When there is a line in the parking lot of boats waiting to get in the water,it is a good idea to pull your boat up and out of the way of the ramp before you stop to do any of the things listed above.This may prevent alot of anger and possibly even a fist fight(which i have also witnessed a couple of this past summer). Basically,just use a lil common sense when taking your boat in or out of the water. For all you Jet skiers; YOU HAVE THE WHOLE RIVER TO DO DOUGHNUTS IN! IT MAKES BOATERS VERY UPSET WHEN YOU DO THEM INFRONT OF THE BOAT RAMP! This is why you get dirty looks from boaters and one reason why we don't like you. Also,when you see a person on the shore with a fishing pole in his hand,its a good idea to NOT run along that part of the shoreline.These are just a couple tips to help you become more liked in the boating world.