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Old 09-22-2008
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HEHE!

I remember this story, which I will paraphrase most of, about this guy that had spent some tens of thousands and 6 months rebuilding his dream boat. Dropped her in the water. On the maiden cruise, to go get some gas, was throttling through the fairway (at a nice little clip), went to throw it in reverse, and the handle popped off in his hand. The dock master and others were screaming until they jumped off the gas dock - which he suceeded in taking out completely. Boat did not sink, but it was another XX months before she was ready to go again.

Quite funny to hear him narrrate it. Sorry, your story reminded me of that. And remember, a bad day on the water is better than a good day in the office. Keep her around. It will always give you someone to blame when you, I mean... errr, she makes a critical navigation error and you spend most of the night on a sand bar. Not that it has ever happened to me, mind you...

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