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08-05-2021 07:34 PM
teebeej Iíve done the kill switch thing a few times. Left the plug out a few times. Forgotten to unstrap the back a few times. Forgotten to unstrap the bow a few times. Forgotten to unplug the onboard charger a few times. But I have never forgotten to forget about that crap ASAP so I can remember how much I love to go fishing.
08-05-2021 01:12 PM
tandm Launched the boat yesterday. motor cranked, but would not start. Everything appeared to be ok,checked fuel quantity, fuel pressure, kill switch. Everything appeared normal. Ready to drag it back on to the trailer and go to the boat dealer when I remembered the tether had gotten pulled out at the end of my last trip. and I had put it back in. Looked right, but, as a last ditch effort, I pulled it out, turned it over and reinserted it. Even with the starter battery almost dead, the motor started instantly. If I hadn't put the tether in myself, I would not have found it.
08-04-2021 03:13 PM
eyeman_1
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Not sure anyone would want to admit that. It isn't really funny (just saying for a friend) until you resolve the situation by hustling to shore or the launch ramp.
First trip with the new boat back in the day... going to Little Bay.. First two nights no issues all good.. pulled the plug every night for bilge and livewells... all good everything drained before it froze for the night... Third day... getting out a bit later just before dark.. my buddy backs the boat in. all good, start the motor all good... other buds are in their boat already launched just behind me... and they start yelling You Forgot the Plug!!! Bilge kicks on and sprays water all over the dock and boat next to me... but my buds, being the good guys they are manage to get it all on video... that was 20 years ago... and I still get sent a copy now and again... Gotta love those guys... they never forget.
08-04-2021 12:41 PM
kzoofisher Kinda nice to see how many people here actually use their kill switch.
08-04-2021 08:09 AM
Sheffib32
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If anyone else has ever forgotten to put the plug in your boat and noticed water on the back of the floor before realizing it, please raise your hand!
Yep. First time out with friends after my wife and I bought the boat. I was blissfully unaware until the friends in the back asked if their shoes should be wet.

Also had the kill switch thing happen to me this year. Fished with the trolling motor for 3 hours thinking about how I was going to load the boat by myself with no motor until I figured out the kill switch was the problem.
08-04-2021 07:35 AM
walteye Did the kill switch no start-plus the engine in gear no start.
We are all in the same boat together ( funny that we don't sink!!)
Walteye
08-03-2021 10:40 PM
stjoeguy
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If anyone else has ever forgotten to put the plug in your boat and noticed water on the back of the floor before realizing it, please raise your hand!
I drove 25 miles down the lake before noticing water over the floorboards while unloading at a remote outpost cabin. After riding around the bay to drain the water we saw the problem (plug installed in the livewell input opening a couple inches from the drain hole) and installed the extra plug into the inside of the transom.

Kzoofisher, welcome to the club, but you have two more steps to become a full-fledged member: no drain plug and unloading without removing the rear hull straps.

I'm a charter member!
08-03-2021 10:25 PM
kzoofisher Iíve never made it off the trailer with the plug out but Iíve come close.
08-03-2021 08:47 PM
dvl2700
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If anyone else has ever forgotten to put the plug in your boat and noticed water on the back of the floor before realizing it, please raise your hand!
Not sure anyone would want to admit that. It isn't really funny (just saying for a friend) until you resolve the situation by hustling to shore or the launch ramp.
08-03-2021 02:21 PM
Wallychowder
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Well, if it happened to both of us for the first time on Saturday there are clearly external forces to blame.

Ghosts or Aliens?
I’d would guess it was Gremlins....they are nasty little buggers. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.walleyecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/laugh.gif[/IMG]

PjShorthorn [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.walleyecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/rock-on.gif[/IMG]
I dont think there nasty ! I actually like them !
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