Don’t Get Mad, Get Another Classic Boat. And Another, And….
This week I have had the pleasure of running most of my boats. Stinky, WECATCHEM and Sweet Pea. Buttercup is still in purgatory waiting for some moment of focus and passion to paint her up.
Boating in general can be a love hate thing. But classic boating has a whole different set of love hates for sure. Which is why owning several is the way to go. Because inevitably you will hate one, and still want to go boating.
I recall owning Sylvia. I pampered her because I had put so much into her. She scared me. Until the day I decided to take her to the show room and put her on the market. I took her out and floored it. Ran the piss out of her. Guess what? I loved her again. Emotion is a funny thing. It can be there for dumb reasons. And usually the solution to your frustration is a very rational problem that can be worked out.
Maybe not at 10AM on a Sunday with your family ready to go boating. But once again, that’s why you have several boat options. This is a very rational reason to own several by the way!
For all you that only have one boat, we hope you enjoy the weekend. And if all goes bad, don’t get mad, get another boat, cause ya gotta always have two.
You need a Lyman in your inventory! Wanna buy one of mine!
Timely story. While I was grilling the chicken my cousin took out some of the guests for a boat ride. It wasn’t long before I got a phone call that something went wrong and the engine went into limp mode. They made it back, but we were ready with two other boats for rescue and to use for the rest of weekend until we diagnose and fix the issue. It’s important to have backups!
P.s. No pictures since it was the pontoon that died.
HA! A dead pontoon, One down. 8 million to go.
Someday you will see the light and get your very own pontoon, or better yet, a fleet of them!
This looks like a “forward to my wife” kind of post.
I have the difficult task of deciding which boat to use because they are both running well! Finally.
It’s always great when the “tow of shame” is performed by a wooden boat on a plastic or pontoon boat……………..
And a vintage outboard
I suggest that you buy a big cruiser that needs a new bottom and that you do all the work all by yourself. It would be good for you…trust me.
Must be a common issue. Turned the phone on this morning to several voicemails.
Already been out this morning! Just returned from skiing. Now cinnamon rolls & read WB.
Those are some great photos, thanks for posting. Hope you guys had a great holiday.