It's That Time Of Year Again. The Biggest Balls Award!
And again, it goes out to fellow Woody Boater David Konick. Ya sea David likes to fish…. a lot….and like any addict, his fix gets him deeper into trouble… Deep sea deep…. David takes his very sweet user Sea Skiff out to sea on a regular basis.. Like 40 miles out to sea… For those of you planning ahead for the wake…it will be held near his home in Fenwick Island Delaware. All kidding aside, David is a very worthy seaman, and his boat is smothered with affection… And those Tuna sure look tasty…mmmm But I personally don’t have the courage or confidence in my flat heads.. And more so in the weather in the Mid Atlantic. Fast moving storms that come out of the blue here are legendary. But David and his trusty Chris Craft Sea Skiff have weathered many storms. After all it’s what the boats were made for…So here’s to David and his fish balls… woohoooo!
I don't see radar, GPS or even a radio whip. Last of the old time navigate by the seat of your pants captain. It may work for him but it sure would scare the heck out of me.
The blood on his shirt definitely adds to the fact that he is 40 miles out all by his lonesome. Definitely deserving of the biggest balls award.
Let us see some more pics of that lapstrake. Good rough water boats. What lenght? 18' or bigger.
Unless that camera is tied on the stern pole and using a timer, I would say there are two victims, I mean fellow Woody Boaters, up for the Big Balls honors. In fact, I am not sure which one is crazier. The one that Captains the boat out 40 miles to fish, or his buddy that goes along for the ride. Either way, great boat and I love to see them used like they were meant to be used!
I dont get it Dave. There you are miles from shore in a classic boat hooking up fish bigger than teenagers. Aren't you crapping yourself that a) the engine wont restart and or b) that old hull will spring a leak, and or c) that noise you just heard was the prop falling off ?
I went out in my Century ' old hull ' on the weekend ( in the inner harbour I might add ) and the best fun was getting it back on the trailer safely. You Dave, do indeed have BIG nuts.
Don't worry, I have GPS and a ship-to-shore radio on the boat.
Also a Spot Messenger that can be used to call for assistance and gives the USCG and a list of other contacts my exact coordinates.
I also have towboat — they come get you up to 50 miles.
No, I am not too worried about the Hercules-K — it is a great motor, and I rebuilt it. Why would the prop come off? There's probably more chance of that happening trailering your boat around on the highway.
The Sea Skiff is a great boat in any sea conditions — wet but really seaworthy.
And as my Daddy used to say, "when it is your time to go, it is your time to go."
David, your Daddy's comment gives, "Gone Fishing" a whole new meaning.