Well. What a difference the weather makes. here in Virginia it was 70 and amazing. So I decided to take Stinky to get her first fill up of the season. She runs so well.. Just zips along at 30 no problem. Sounds great.
I stopped at my fuel place Buzzard Point in Reedville, and the throttle got wonky. And the battery went dead. Just like that. Of course with all these boats you just don’t even get fazed by it. I filled up. Gloves Mask all of it, and started in on the battery, loose cable and throttle, Did some jiggle doodad stuff. Moved it around on the carb and then it started right up! ZOOM!
Now a funny thing happened. I loved it. A little drama and need for me to fix, and reminder that the human connection is part of it all. A reminder that our living breathing boats need us and we need them. I was able to help with a problem and then solve it myself. A small yet much needed bit of control, in a time of lack of control. It didnt take a meeting, A brief, research, more meeting. Just a hammer and screw driver. I have to say, that ride was like Make Up.. Well. Lets just say it was a make up ride.
One thing I have yet to figure out. Do you wave? Or put your elbow wave? Anyone? I will be here all week. Try the Veal.
I am sure I am not alone in this and also not alone in getting the boats out this weekend 6 ft from others.