Boat-launching etiquette isn't observed by all

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Newspaper columnist Rob Phillips of the Yakima Herald-Republic discusses the subject of boat-launching etiquette on the eve of another boating season in the north.

“This is the time of year when more and more anglers and pleasure boaters are taking to the waters and, after a few irritating experiences at the boat ramp this past weekend, I thought it might be timely to discuss some boat launching ‘dos and don’ts,’ “ he writes.

He then details his experiences with boaters lacking common sense, common courtesy and short tempers.

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