As we were leaving Katzs marina with Mista B’s new boat, Alan yelled. STOP! This may have been the STOP that saved lives and some true heartache. A little simple moment that still sends chills down my spine. Even in this heat. Alan with his keen..Young ..eye.. BTW we need more young people, noticed that my nut had worked its way down the shank of the trailer Ball hitch. There, I tried to say all that without giggling. But its dead serious. But how did this happen?
Well, turns out.. And it was my ignorance, when I got a new temp trailer hitch for the new F250, it had a 3 inch hitch. And I used a ball that was designed for a smaller hutch. WHO KNEW THERE WAS A DIFFERENCE? The ball shank was a tad smaller and so no matter how tight I made it. And I did. It had wiggle room to move around. And work its way loose.
Its simple, and yes one of those things because its so simple you think you are doing the right thing. But we all know the one truth. The more you think you know about something, the more you learn how much you don’t know. I share my ignorance with all of you to help. I am fine being made fun of if it saves a life, boat, or weekend. And I am forever grateful to Alan, and the Katzs Gang, for seeing details that make a difference!