Tell me, o Yip muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy. Not thy Troy of many pervy photos. Many cities did he visit, and many were the nations with whose manners and customs he was acquainted; moreover he suffered much by sea, lakes, and marinas, while trying to save his own life and bring his owners safely home.
There, I have done it. Reached the pinnacle of butchering the English language, now Greek Poetry. Yip Yup! Carnage of history, language, and culture of the world is in my wake of my spewness of words.
Today I tell thee of Yip Yaps journey. Oh and what an adventure he has had. Yes, Yip Yap is a boy. All boy. And now.. A MAN!
This all started as most things do in my life. Ebay, back in and around 2003 I think. I found this wonderful Whirlwind on ebay for 1500 bucks, and like an idiot bought it before realizing it was in Buffalo. I thought, mmm well, what the hell? I asked my pal Dan Dan The Mechanic man if he could help in the transport, and yanked my son out of school for an adventure. The plan. ROAD TRIP up hit Buffalo by noon, Grab a bucket of wings and the boat and race home. And that is exactly what we did. Flat bead and all. Oh and a camera. Pre cell phone stuff.
When we got there, somehow.. HANK.. the camera broke. He felt horrible and still to this day feels the emotional scares.. HA.
Well. A little forward. my two sons loved it and Hank took her out with his buddies on our small creek. We got her original 25hp running great and she delivered joy..ish. Yip was a perfect time capsule.
How did Yip Yap get his name? We had a wonderful dog named ZIPPER, And his shorter name was Zip.. Come on Zip.. Which also morfed into Yip, and so YIP, and YAPPING was born. This is Yips background.
So where oh were did Yip Yap go on his 15 ish year journey? We sold Yip Yap to a wonderful couple BILL AND LINDA in ILLINOIS, but was used on Barron Lake in Michigan, and met half way for the sale, they owned her and loved her deeply. She took the happy family on many adventures and was kept as original as she was the day we found her in Buffalo.
She was then in a horrible Marina Accident. She was blown off her trailer and took a beating. Finger pointing ensued and the Yip was saved by the owners.
Yip was then given to a friend of the family as a tender for a sail boat on a small lake. That owner had no idea what he had, and was shocked about water in the boat. And had the bottom epoxy coated? Not sure who gave that dumb advise, but oh well, and so her hull was painted white. The family that got Yip from Me and my son took the boat back. But Yip wasn’t the same for them. The Yip had lost his charm.
So the Yip was sold again to a couple in Michigan, and lived a short life on a small lake with a wonderful couple, Mike and Nanci. Who are Adult Foster Care professionals. And thats what Yip needed. Yip Yap has always had much love and care, but given the freedom to have adventures.
Last week I got a text from LOOOOOOOOONG TIME fellow Woody Boater and pal Bill Basler,
Why yes it is. Thats the Yapper! Dam, the odds of this are astounding. Facebook Market only shows with in 500 miles and Holland Michigan is way out of my Zone. So unless someone like Bill knew, I would have never known. I made the deal right on the spot. DONE, and the rest is Woody Boater history now with the famous Daisy Chain gang!