Well. yes, it happened. To be honest, it happens all the time. We all do things that we know better to do. But sometimes, well. Stuff Happens. Yesterday was such a day. Yup, while cleaning YANNON for a weekend of boating. A slight loss of balance, and a grab to not fall, and CRACK! yes. Ugh. And yes, the response though was not the expected $*)@$*@)P$U!_@U!@$_!~U@$!@U@!U@&W#$%^&*()!!!!!!! It was, well, what are ya gonna do. It happens. And that is the right attitude, cause that’s just Woody Boating. So we thought today we could gather up some other things that we all know we should be , or not be doing.
Lift and Sniff your engine hatch.
OK, don’t use your windshield to raise up from the seat. DON’T.
Always check your fuel level
If you are soaking your boat, don’t go out right away and run it hard.
Don’t store your boat in a climate controlled room.
Don’t shrink wrap your classic boat
Try to avoid walking on the brite work
Always check the boat for all safety stuff.
Wave at everyone. They are looking, and you are an ambassador for the classic boat community
DO NOT WAX your varnish
ALWAYS have tools!
Sun Screen, burns varnish.
Always do your own trailer hook up. Never be the helper. This is an owner thing, and two people can think the other did something.
There is one captain. Unless your wife is on board. Then she is the captain.
Dogs are great, and We love them. But claws are deadly.
NO STREET SHOES! period.
Life jackets should be new!
Always check the oil. ALWAYS.
You are the computer that feels all. Know your boat, how it feels and smells. Yes Smells. I cannot tell you how many times in my life, I can tell there is a leak because of a smell. Wait,…. yes, the boat too!
So there ya have it, I know there are more. Lets have them. Its Saturday, so I know you are out there as you should be! Maybe today if you mess up, we can be a bit of a confessional.