It’s that time of year when you are all cooped up with a fire and thinking about stuff. And in my case, way to much time. I can’t stop thinking, it’s my curse. I wake up thinking, and go to sleep thinking, I think in dreams. The only time I really enjoy not thinking, is out on my boat. Which got me thinking. When you are out on your Woody Boat does time stand still? Hold on here. You are out on, lets say a 1948 Chris Craft, in a an area that really hasn’t changed since that time. After all Woods are woods, water is water, and the only thing defining the time is the machine you are in, and your state of mind. Maybe, just maybe its possible for a brief moment..in time to transport your state of mind to the time you are in, by defined by what surrounds you. Since time is a human concept anyway.
We can get deeper here, if in fact you are headed down a river that is flowing the oposite direction as you are, does that slow down time for you? Now, here I am not saying you are stopping time across the universe, but just for you in that moment. You will of course come back to the current time space you were in when you left. We are talking about almost like visiting a time warp, a moment where you get to see what a time was like.
Lets get deeper, lets say you have a 100% correct original Classic Boat, or car, doesn’t matter, but its easier in a boat, because roads change, water is water. So lets stick to boats for this. You are on a 6 volt systyem, have all the original stuff. You get the joy of FEELING the time that was then and is now, well..now. That is you get to live, see and feel the time you are in. The varnish, interior, smells are timeless, the feel, the faults, concerns and joys of a smooth or not smooth running engine are all timeless. When you go out to see if your boat will start on a damp morning, is a old concept and feeling. Will the points need attention is a old feeling not felt now. There is a deeper appreciation for when your boat starts that modern people with there fancy modern boats don’t feel. So, see! If you are still reading this of course. Which by the way is a time thing. no reads more than 200 words on these sorts of sits. Then again, you are here and on the web. Which blows the entire point. Maybe we should set this in lead type and press it into paper and hand deliver it to your door step!