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Quick Tip: The Basics of Boat Ramp Etiquette

Start off every trip right with proper boat ramp etiquette.


The way you should act at a boat ramp is, in a broad sense, exactly how you should act everywhere. That is, don’t be annoying or discourteous, and don’t hog the resources.

The hard part of that is, if you’re not a longtime boater, or if you weren’t properly educated to begin with, you could easily become “that guy” at the ramp without intending to or even knowing. In this Mercury Quick Tip, you’ll see a few basic things you can do to be efficient and accommodating at the boat ramp. That way you can do your part to ensure you and your fellow boaters get unloaded, parked and on to the serious business of having fun on the water as quickly as possible, and with no bruised feelings or egos.

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