I love weeks like this.. Themes start emerging.. This week, looks like another theme of disaster week, all starting with the earth quake. What also sparked today’s story was a question on the Boat Buzz about needing insurance in the off season.. YES! by the way, just to be clear.. Now this may all seem like a commercial for Hagerty Marine Insurance.. In beautiful Michigan, with beautiful Carla and… well… just Chris… just Chris… oh boy, this is awkward….Chris is nice.. there… Anyway it may seem like one.. It’s not.. By the way you can click here and get a quote.. Tell them Woody Boater sent you and get a surprise. All kidding aside.. Ship happens.. not just during natural disasters.. In fact close to 50% of all the stuff that happens , happens when boats are not even in the water.. For example.. Here are two images of what a raccoon can do to a very nice Century. This was no “left out in the field” deal, the boat was covered and a very well cared for nice boat..
Now you are wondering, what about that shot at the top.. What the hell happened there? These images came from Hagerty, turns out the PWC started at the dock and just took off.. And yes, the cord on the kill switch had been cut off.. So.. It just went on a ride by itself.. Not sure if that’s better than under the control of a 12 year old girl.. Regardless it found a way to stop..
Send us your disaster images.. We will make fun of you, and then fellow Woody Boaters will all jump in and help make it better.. I have found over the years, that boat mishaps are part of the fun.. OK, not at the specific time of the disaster, and not if anyone is hurt, that’s not fun for sure.. but a broken shaft.. Thats a belly whacker.. Boat sinking, but you have a 5 gallon bucket.. Kinda funny.. a year later… Pop a deck plank and it tears your gals bikini.. Thats a soda through the nose HA! Was the old ball and chain on the engine hatch when it blew off sending her into the air.. And she is OK… PURE GOLD! it’s a fine line.. But it’s healthy to share.. One, it warns us all not to be as dumb as you, and since we are dumb as you, if not dumber… then we don’t feel so bad about our dumbness. Unless of course you own a Jett Ski and let your 12 year old daughter go out on it a 60mph.. Then you are an idiot.. And that’s not funny..