This week, I am going to try and work from home, and so it allows me to commit some extra time to joy of boating. As in, I can justify getting the boats in the water, which of course is never really that simple. Stinky has been sitting patiently all winter waiting for a ride, so I was happy to oblige.
After an oil change, and some tweaking, she started right up. Jimmy helped by adjusting the rudder, which was leaking, and now not! That simple.
The best part, was the Boatress was so desperate for any kind of boat ride, she agreed on a ride in Stinky. Ya? It shocked me as well.
mmmmm, will this work?
Oh ya. Rumble Rumble
The Boatress was ready
There is a process to this. Lift off, I go to the other dock, makes it easier to climb in
Picked up and ready to rumble – what could possibly go wrong? mmmm, well I have a list!
Her new ish engine runs perfectly. We have been having some carb issues, but not on this trip.
Just fun, fun and more fun
A huge thanks to Jimmy and Lynn for capturing this moment. They went out as well on the Regulator, which is a true BEAST!
The Boatress was holding on to anything that wouldnt break! As in me!
Stinky cranked like a champ, knowing she had this one chance to prove herself to the Boatress
According to Jimmy boat, she is doing around 30. Which is more than fast enough. 2700 RPM
We had a fun moment of just turning around while Lynn captured it all
What a fun boat!
And just one more turn. The Boatress started laughing, or screaming, or yelling.
And then it happened. The photo of all photos for me. Maybe none of you. But to me, this is now one of my favorite photos ever.
32 years of love, joy and happiness. As nuts as I am, she gets me, and best of all, I get her.. The Boatress, not Stinky. I still don’t understand Stinky.
And on our way home. A two hour un eventful run.
That is one large stack.
Back to the lift
There are special moments like this that erase all the pain, and work. A very thanks again to Lynn for the photos. Funny thing, that it’s very rare for me to have photos like this.
This will be a print in my office very soon!