For some lucky few folks out there who have 2nd and 3rd generation boats, you understand what I am about to write about. And for some of us, we get to share our boat rides with new friends from the past. We have said this many times. Your boats history is embedded in her life absorbent wood. With that said, sometimes, just going out on a long boat ride with long lost friends and relatives can be therapeutic beyond words. My two boats are long owned one family boats, and I carry the families on every ride.
But nothing can compare with knowing the boat would have belonged to my father? Imagine being able to go boating with your Mother or Father again? It boggles my mind that people sell these family treasures. Sure I get it, but taking a calm summer sunset slow ride with my long lost mother or family member? Is there really a price on that? So even if you are out there alone, your are really not.
In the back is your mother telling you to “Slow It Down” and your father is pointing out all the things you could do better… OK, wait, maybe you should sell your family boat. All kidding aside, what is the point of this story.
If you have a family boat sitting in the barn wasting away. RESTORE IT! Your family is out there! Waiting for you! And if you hated Dad, and want to unload the boat, that’s OK, cause chances are we would have liked your Dad, since we share the same passion he did! And if you own a classic boat and have no idea who owned it before you. Trust us, they are there with you. So don’t think that farting out in the middle of the lake wont be laughed at. Cause that stuff is timeless fun! And for sure you are not the first to do it, nor will you be the last!