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Don't Be THAT GUY!

Lake Life With Molley And Chad Podcast

Release Date: 08/19/2021

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Lake Life With Molley And Chad Podcast

Episode 32: Molley and Chad close out Season 3 with their friend Chad Hopper.  As the weather changes and the Fall colors burst, State Dock on Lake Cumberland hosts a Poker Run.  It’s the last blow out event of the season.  Lake Life with Molley and Chad is a sponsor of the 2023 Poker Run. Welcome to the Poker Run Chad explains that the is an event involving some really powerful boats on the lake.  It’s usually held over a weekend.  Molley and Chad made sure to publicize the and all the swag from t-shirts, footballs and more at this year’s event. This year,...

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Episode 31: Molley and Chad return to the Dock Crawl at State Dock Marina on Lake Cumberland, for the second year in a row.  This episode will feature interviews and comments from friends and new friends who came out to enjoy a wonderful tradition. In a , you met Donzi Dale and Sandy.  They have a houseboat on the lake and invited Molley and Chad to use their boat as a home base during the event.  A special shout out to to introducing them to the Dock Crawl in 2022.  Their friend Kelly Smith was the interviewer during the 2023 event.  She did a terrific job. Recon...

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Episode 30: Molley and Chad interview Missy Johnson, owner of Lake Girl Apparel.  We’re going to talk about her brand and how it was a perfect fit, given Missy’s love for the water.  Hey, if you’re going to enjoy the Lake Life, you should look good while you’re doing it, right?  Be sure to listen to the end of the episode for a special offer! How Did Lake Girl Get Started? Missy lives in Minnesota (“the land of 10,000 lakes).  started in 2002, in Detroit Lakes, MN.  The original founder, Peggy, founded the store and focused more on a wholesale business...

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Episode 29: Molley and Chad interview Aqua Supply Co. owners Courtney and Andrew in today’s episode.  Aqua sells marine products and apparel for everyone who loves boating, beaches and the outdoors.  The four of them originally met at the Dock Crawl in 2022.  We’ll catch up on the new business and have a few laughs along the way.  So, How’s Business? Andrew is happy to say they sold out of all of the merchandise at the Cincinnati Boat Show.  is their first brand.  It’s detailing products to be use on boats, as well as cars and RVs.  Andrew has...

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Episode 28:  It’s time for another episode of Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, we’re joined by our friends Fran, Rob and Adam to talk about Lake Cumberland, in Kentucky.  This is a continuation of our tour of lakes across Kentucky and Tennessee.  It's time for a deep dive into what makes this lake so special. Please note:  This conversation includes a few, random curse words.  We apologize if you find them offensive.  Additionally, we thought we'd let any parents with young kids know, before you begin playing the episode. Lake Cumberland...

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Episode 27:  Welcome to Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, we’re joined by a group of friends to talk about Rough River Lake in Kentucky.  Our friends are Chuck, Dawn, Spence and Lisa.  This is a continuation of our tour of lakes across Kentucky and Tennessee.  Let’s jump in, so to speak. Rough River Lake Offers Diverse Activities Rough River Lake is a 65-foot deep reservoir located in Breckenridge, Hardin and Grayson counties, in Kentucky.  It offers a wised range of activities for visitors to enjoy.  It’s a popular destination for...

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Episode 26:  In this episode, Molley and Chad continue their focus on highlighting several different lakes in Kentucky and Tennessee, Trasee and Fess are here to provide insights and recommendations about Norris Lake. , located in Tennessee, is a popular destination for lake enthusiasts and vacationers alike. With its vast size, muddy waters, and unique floating communities, Norris Lake offers a one-of-a-kind experience for those seeking a lakeside getaway. Trasee and Fess have been going to Norris Lake since 2005, giving them a wealth of experience and knowledge about the area. They own...

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Episode 25:  Welcome to Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, we’re joined by Amy Walker and Sherri West from Walker Realty in Columbia, Kentucky. They discuss importance of having experience and education when planning to start your lake life experience. The two real estate agents advise the couple about locations, boat storage, budgeting for second homes, the importance of speaking to an accountant in order to have realistic expectations and the reasons to consider the maintenance of two homes.  Work with a Realtor When it comes to finding the perfect second...

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Episode 24:  Welcome to Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, our friends Jamie and Adam join us to discuss Nolin Lake in Kentucky.  It’s also called Nolin River Lake.  Interesting Facts about Nolin Lake spans parts of Hart, Grayson and Edmonson County, near Mammoth Cave National Park.  It’s another man-made lake, like . It covers roughly 5,700 acres.  There are several popular campgrounds near the lake.  They are , and .  There’s also .  The Nolin Lake State Park also features a primitive campground at Brier Creek (this may...

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Episode 23:  Welcome to Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, our friends Holly and Josh join us to discuss Green River Lake in Kentucky.  Let’s learn more about their lake adventures. Have fun on the lake The lake is a great place to have fun and make memories. Whether you’re fishing, tubing, skiing, or just hanging out with friends and family, there’s something for everyone. is an 8,200 acre lake with three marinas.  It’s known for its and its sense of community. People are friendly and welcoming and there’s always someone to hang out with. The...

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Episode 7:  In today’s episode, Molley and Chad discuss how Not to be “THAT GUY.”  We’ve all been there.  Whether it’s a scene at the boat ramp, an inconsiderate (or unsafe) boater and even a guest who becomes a problem, these situations can be avoided.  Here are some tips for all of us to review.


How to be the Best Guest

If you’ve been invited to spend some time on a friend’s boat, there are things you should consider, especially if you’re new to boating.  If you’re bringing lunch, prepare it before you get to the dock.  Make sure it’s secured in water-tight containers.  Remember lotion and towels.  Take some extra “supplies” for the lake house, as a courtesy.  Bring some extra cash for gassing up the boat.  They don’t run on “Thanks!”

There’s not a lot of room on a typical boat, so if you’re bringing a bag of clothes or other items, try to use a small bag/backpack. 

Bringing Drinks

Let’s face it.  A six-pack of anything for a day on the water isn’t going to go very far.  Bring more that what you think you’re going to need and leave the extras at the lake house, again, as a courtesy. 

Avoid bringing glass bottles and containers.  Everyone is walking around with bare feet and the risk of getting cut is high.

Watch How Much You Drink

Nothing can spoil a day on the lake faster than having a guest who drinks too much, while the group is still enjoying the outing.  Don’t be THAT GUY.  You’ll spoil it for everyone.  This is especially important if you’re bringing a friend and that friend starts to over-do it.  You’re responsible for your guest.  Assuming you’ve cleared it with the boat owner ahead of time.

Listen to Your Captain

There’s a lot of responsibility with having and operating a boat.  Your captain may have preference or rules.  Often, those are for your safety.  Even if you don’t understand them, listen to your captain, while you’re on his/her boat. 

Be on Time

Usually, the boat owner will tell you what time they want to hit the water.  Don’t make everyone wait.  Plan to get there an hour early to change clothes, to get organized, to help carry items down to the boat and to have time for a potty break before leaving.  Your captain is doing you a favor by inviting you.  There may be other activities happening.  He/she might appreciate an extra hand.  Don’t be THAT GUY!

Help Clean Up at the End of the Day

Jump in and help to wipe down the boat.  Help gather the trash or collect other items left on the boat.  There are all sorts of thing that need to be done, so work together.  Your captain might be a little worn out as well. 

Don’t Smoke on the Boat (without Permission)

Always ask the captain if he/she minds.  Cigarette ashes and embers can be a problem.  They can cause damage that can cost significant money to repair.  Let your captain tell you when it’s okay to smoke. 


Kentucky is considering implementing a boater’s license for people born after 1/01/75.  This isn’t official as of the recording of this episode.  Molley and Chad highly recommend it.

Be Courteous Near the Ramp

If you decide to idle your boat near the boat ramp, it’s better to do so off to the side rather than directly in front of the ramp.  This just makes it easier for people launching or loading.  Remember, not everyone is as experienced as you.  A clear path to the ramp can make it much easier for all boaters.  Don’t be THAT GUY.

Load or Off-Load Your Boat in a Designated Area

Don’t load or unload your boat while you’re on the ramp.  This takes time and can cause major delays for other boaters.  There’s usually ample space for this in a parking area.  Prepare before you get onto the ramp, if you’re launching.

The same goes for the end of the day.  Use the courtesy dock to unload or wait until you get to a designated area.

Keep Your Cool on the Ramp

Chad sums it up, “We don’t get angry anymore.  Just shrug your shoulders and smile.  It’s another day on the ramp.”  Stress and ego can be dangerous on the ramp.  Everyone wants to have a good time.  You may need to take a deep breath and just get through it.  Honking your horn or causing a scene is rarely helpful.  Don’t be THAT GUY!

Remember You’re in a No Wake Zone

One of the best feelings is getting your boat launched, throttling up and heading out for open water.  But remember, you’re still in a no wake zone.  Other people are trying to launch or trailer their boats.  The wakes you create can be dangerous to them, their guests and even the life of the boat ramp itself.  There’s a lot on the line here.  We know you’re excited, but get beyond the markers before your throttle up.  This holds true for jets skis as well.  Don’t be THAT GUY!

Use Teamwork

As we’ve discussed in Episode 1, pick a job.  If you have a partner, have one of you learn to drive the truck and the other learn to drive the boat.  It causes unnecessary delays if one person has to back the truck down the ramp.  Get out and then launch the boat.  Then, get back in the truck and park it.  The process would work much easier and efficiently if the work were divided between 2 people.  Even if you’re uncomfortable with things, you could probably manage to drive the truck up the ramp to the parking lot.  This is especially true on holiday weekends.

That’s a wrap for this episode.  I hope you found it helpful, insightful and maybe a little entertaining.


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