Now, I am going to just say right now, that this may seem like its made up, but I swear to the gods of Varnish that what I am about to tell you is the honest truth. Now, we all know that the Harrison’s from time to time….. Here on Woody Boater seem to break down a bit. I mean we are talking 10 years now. From a transmission in St. Louis, a trailer tire someplace, 6 ft of snow in Montana, and I can’t even count on the water. But what is the most epic part is that they always, ALWAYS laugh about it, and it’s one of the wonderful things about this passion. Breaking down is part of the culture, and how you deal with it, is the magic that makes it fun.
NOW, this is the way this happened. Honestly, I have not seen Paul or Karen I think since last year at this time, so we popped by to say hi. Shannon and Karen were headed out on SEA BERT for a photo shoot for Karen and Paul’s Club up in Canada’s Newsletter. I said, “hold on, wait til the sun is down and we can go all out. Full shoot thing. I will hold off on any Woody Boater stuff so your news letter can break the story. DEAL!”
As the sun sets, we all get ready and even the Boatress gets into the mood. Karen is hands down the most amazing boater out there. She can drive anything, Shannon is a gear head and Engineer in Detroit for a large Car Company and the Boatress is ready for anything on a boat. So this in no way just three women on a boat as models, these are three able boaters on a very rare boat with a ton of skills.
But hey, you can always look good doing it. Right? And there was a glass or whine along for a slow cocktail sunset thing. And NO, the driver was driving sans whine, not drinking. UNTIL.
We noticed an odd smell on the photo boat. and noticed smoke. At the same time so did the Boatress and Shannon, so they killed the engine. No water pumping through. YIKES, and so we all looked it over, and found two of the water pump grease cups were loose, so no pressure could happen, but we wanted to just not take any chances and let it all cool down.
So we had sunset, wine and a camera. And then it hit us. OH MY GOD, IT’S A CLASSIC HARRISON BREAK DOWN! The story became ours partially, and we all got the perfect end to a perfect weekend. A tow in! Cause you know what we always say. IT AIN’T A BOAT SHOW UNTIL SOMEONE GETS TOWED IN! This is what Woody Boating is all about.
I can’t make this stuff up? If I did, I would not tell this joke over and over. But the Woody Gods have a great sense of humor and thankfully for all of us, so do Paul and Karen!
Stay tuned for some great week long photos and stories from our Lake Dora adventure.