Recently Alex Watson loaned out one of his boats to a pal for three weeks. Would you do the same thing? Now, we have borrowed a boat of two from pals, and I will add as a person on the receiving end of such a generous loan. It’s nerve racking, and even as much as I care and try and take care of others stuff. It’s never the same. There are little rituals that I do that others may not.
It’s not that I don’t care. I do, I over care. Even will try and fix things. But are others the same? Loaning a classic boat can have its special issues. Dock dings, odd engine issues that you know how to fix with a twist here and there can turn into bigger issues.
Trying to explain over the phone that when the boat stops like that, its normal, and a slight adjustment of the idle screw is needed. That’s the little brass screw on the carb that is… OH, never mind, I will be there in a bit. It’s nerve racking enough to have your own boat out there. So what would you do if a close pal asked? Or like an idiot, you offer to be nice and they say yes!