I know. Did that crank the other day hit Matt in the head? New Puppy sleep deprivation? No.. But I bet that by the end of this story, you may agree. So I am not nuts…ish. Let’s start with the fact that our Wood boats are created from a living organism. Wood. It breaths, it drinks, and moves. It was grown on our planet with us as a living thing. In fact, it was here before us humans. Hey, just saying.
This is all about perspective. We, as a fellow being put the wood to work, by cutting it, and shaping it. Your boat was CREATED. And given an alternative life. BTW, just like you.. You were “created” Now your boat is a life on earth. Your woody boat has emotion, feelings, and a job. And should have rights. Some trees have rights. Okay, it’s a reach, but think about how this might effect the way we live with our Woody Boats? Could you be fined for neglecting your woody boat? Could your boat be taken away to Woodyboat protective services? Abuse? Locked up in a garage its entire life? Left outdoors? When you pass a boat in a yard left for years, do you get angry? See? You dont get angry at a pile of dirt neglected? mmmm, starting to see my point arnt you?
And to take it further, can you own a living being? Isn’t it a form of slavery to OWN a woody boat? Caretaker, Support Human? Should restorers be “Life Restorers? Doctors of Woodyness? Varnish is now essential oils? Skin care? Mechanics are now Doctors, laugh all you want, because laughter is based on a truth. Even if its a sad truth. Some of us humans care, and some are ready to emancipate their forgotten boats. Some have been left in Old Boats Homes and only visited out of guilt.
Any good lawyers here? okay, maybe not so good lawyers? Okay, maybe a lawyer that has no reputation left and wants to be known as the wack job for Wood Boat rights? They will all point, until you win! Then ship gets real? Who’s with me?