Jump to content

Jetson Question


Recommended Posts

So, if you could have Jetson upgrades to your boat, what would they be? I'm talking about tomorrow's technology. Anything goes. Only your imagination constrains you. Here are my wishes:

 

I'd love a flying boat. Not a pontoon plane, but a boat that performs like a boat, but flies. Then I could reach the lakes that sing to me like Sirens, but are deep in the woods with no logging roads to reach them.

 

In lieu of a flying boat, I'd love a ten-pound canoe.

 

In lieu of a ten-pound canoe, I wish there was a set of off-road-wheels that would let me roll my canoe over the most uneven terrain.

 

How about you? A silent gas motor? A weather station on your boat? A voice-controlled trolling motor? Imagine away. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'd go for a flying boat also.  No Interstate traffic, and no crowded landings.  

 

There's one problem though.  I won't fly.  When I was a kid (6) a Great Uncle took me up in his small private plane.  I wasn't sure I liked flying or not.  The next day he had a mechanical failure and had to crash land. (no injuries)  I decided that was a signal that I was supposed to stay on the ground.   

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Woody B said:

I'd go for a flying boat also.  No Interstate traffic, and no crowded landings.  

 

There's one problem though.  I won't fly.  When I was a kid (6) a Great Uncle took me up in his small private plane.  I wasn't sure I liked flying or not.  The next day he had a mechanical failure and had to crash land. (no injuries)  I decided that was a signal that I was supposed to stay on the ground.   

You are looking at this the wrong way!  About 10 years ago my wife and I were flying out of Las Vegas on Allegiant.  We took off and we were hearing some strange noises that sounded like the landing gear.  About 5 minutes of flight and the captain says that the front landing gear won't retract.  Five minutes later the captain calmly tells us to sit down, fasten seatbelts, and assume crash position because the front landing gear is on fire.  He banks harder that I ever thought a commercial airliner could turn and heads back to Vegas.  He told us that the landing gear was stuck in between up and down and there was a fire.  People on board were crying and calling loved ones.  My wife squeezed my arm and asked what I thought would happen.  I've been in similar situations a few times.  I smiled and calmly told her that I didn't know, but it was okay because we were together and God would look after our children.  She smiled back and kissed me and said she was glad we were together. 

 

They had all the runways cleared and all the fire trucks and emergency equipment lined up as we came in hot.  Obviously, we made it.  Not too much fanfare once we were on the ground. 

 

Using your logic we would have never flown again.  Opposite!  We fly all the time!  Do you have any idea what the odds are that we would have our plane catch on fire in mid-air A SECOND TIME?  We're golden now.  What else could go wrong? LOL

  • Like 2
  • Haha 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Super User
Just now, AlabamaSpothunter said:

My technology already exists......I just want a front casting deck, Target Lock and FFS, is that really too much to ask for 🤣

Man, I'd be happy if I had side-scan and spot-lock.

  • Like 3
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

@BigAngus752 I was on a burning plane too! The electrical fire started in the cockpit as we were just leaving the ground. I looked out my window and saw fire trucks rolling out of hangers, lights flashing.

 

"Oh, someone's in trouble," I thought.

 

Yeah, I'm an idiot. 

 

What was cool was seeing the lights of planes veer as the control tower cleared the airport for us. We came in dark because the pilot shut down the planet's electrical systems. 

 

All in all, but there was a little smoke and a lot of excitement. 

4 minutes ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:

My technology already exists......I just want a front casting deck, Target Lock and FFS, is that really too much to ask for 🤣

 

Sweet Jesus, NO! If your wish came true, you'd be having 100-fish days, catching DDs two at a time, and your thumb would be a stub!!!

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, BigAngus752 said:

I must be a common thing!  LOL

 

Actually, you are first person I've ever met who was also on a burning plane.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not to knock the Jetsons, but i would rather have a "bewitched" upgrade. Just wiggle my nose and i'm on another lake. Another wiggle and i could have pulled pork bbq sammiches in my hand.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Super User
20 minutes ago, detroit1 said:

Not to knock the Jetsons, but i would rather have a "bewitched" upgrade. Just wiggle my nose and i'm on another lake. Another wiggle and i could have pulled pork bbq sammiches in my hand.

Ooo - ooo

 

Can I have a Trek upgrade - Warp between lakes, food synthesizer for what ever snack I want, full sensor suite that makes FFS look like it's not even trying?

 

BTW: Decided on a name for the F-9 - gonna split this between the words and put one word either side of the motor on the transom - combines my two loves.

 

20230122_160227-1.thumb.jpg.f7f60a3c2939d2a4f9f3ac56dafc44d0.jpg

  • Like 3
  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

25 minutes ago, detroit1 said:

Not to knock the Jetsons, but i would rather have a "bewitched" upgrade. Just wiggle my nose and i'm on another lake. Another wiggle and i could have pulled pork bbq sammiches in my hand.

What? Did somebody say BBQ?

4 minutes ago, slonezp said:

A boat with wind repellant

I'll trade you my Summer heat for your Wind. I'll throw in a glide bait to sweeten the deal.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Super User
6 minutes ago, GreenPig said:

 

I'll trade you my Summer heat for your Wind. I'll throw in a glide bait to sweeten the deal.

Take the high crime rate and you got a deal

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I want a DNA Modifier 2500 with the compass and the thing in the stock that tells time. Aim it at a lake, pull the trigger, and now the smallmouth can grow to 20 pounds and the largemouth can grow to 40 pounds. In my dream world, the DNA Modifier 2500 also comes with a fighting chair, like you use with billfish. 

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Super User

Have always said, would be great to have my aluminum Lund bass boat - that converts to a jet boat to take up into the skinny waters of the Mississippi in north/central Minnesota. Guys that fish that area know that traditional boats can’t get there and the fishing is unpressured and nothing short of spectacular. But you need something more than a jet boat when you go an hour South and fish Mille Lacs or most any other lake in the area. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sticking to the Start Trek theme, a holodeck in the extra bedroom. Get out of bed in the a.m. and in seconds be on a nice pond catching whatever I can dream of. When I need to I just get up and make coffee or hit the head, then back into the holodeck and keep fishing.

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, slonezp said:

A boat with wind repellant

 

👍

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Super User
7 hours ago, BigAngus752 said:

You are looking at this the wrong way!  About 10 years ago my wife and I were flying out of Las Vegas on Allegiant.  We took off and we were hearing some strange noises that sounded like the landing gear.  About 5 minutes of flight and the captain says that the front landing gear won't retract.  Five minutes later the captain calmly tells us to sit down, fasten seatbelts, and assume crash position because the front landing gear is on fire.  He banks harder that I ever thought a commercial airliner could turn and heads back to Vegas.  He told us that the landing gear was stuck in between up and down and there was a fire.  People on board were crying and calling loved ones.  My wife squeezed my arm and asked what I thought would happen.  I've been in similar situations a few times.  I smiled and calmly told her that I didn't know, but it was okay because we were together and God would look after our children.  She smiled back and kissed me and said she was glad we were together. 

 

They had all the runways cleared and all the fire trucks and emergency equipment lined up as we came in hot.  Obviously, we made it.  Not too much fanfare once we were on the ground. 

 

Using your logic we would have never flown again.  Opposite!  We fly all the time!  Do you have any idea what the odds are that we would have our plane catch on fire in mid-air A SECOND TIME?  We're golden now.  What else could go wrong? LOL

Crazy story!!! Thanks for telling it. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

A robot arm that hands you the rod you want from the locker and puts the one you have back in there.
 

Oh and a laser beam that vaporizes jet skis and wake boats automatically.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Mr. Fusion for your all electric boat.  Never have to worry about fueling up or running out of gas or charge on the water again.  

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.


  • fishing forum

    fishing tackle

    fishing

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass



×
×
  • Create New...