Finally got out on the boat last night! I kept her on the hard longer this spring so the the exterior woodwork could be done. Also, as some of you know; I was agonizing about the Hurth HBW not going into fwd. The trans, was ok when we splashed her about a week ago.
But because of the rainy days and the past few sweltering days She's just been sitting on her mooring.....
Well, last night my new best friend Pat who has never really been on a boat before came with me. It was in the 90s; HHH weather that just kills me because of heat intolerance. So we got on the boat. Pat was a sight of nervous, no sea legs, and random ramblings of "oh I don't want to go swimming tonight, I know the boat won't sink etc" But, she was ok after we got underway!
We just motored the little putt putt universal 5416 down river to the Burlington Bristol bridge. Then, up the NJ side to do a 180 turn in front of Curtain's Wharf/marina. One look through the binocs made us realize sitting in the sun on the deck, sipping drinks and eating was not something to do this night of 90+ temps and dying wind. Heading back with the flow and back up and past my YC, the last of the evening wind was behind us with the sun, when I felt the heat big time until the sun was finally behind the trees. gad! It was bad out there in the heat!
During this season, and the last night, I'm dealing with a sort of inner turmoil; "Why do I keep a boat I can no longer afford to have, fix up, and do the big plans I had 10 yrs ago? Why do I have to suffer from the heat so badly? (I've always been heat intolerant) Why don't I just get the house projects done and try to sell the house; get that bigger boat and live the rest of my life doing what I want? The why's and why nots" are piling up. My body continually lets me down me even though my mind is as sharp as twenty nine year old! Oh...and I'm turning 65 next month...
Anyways.. just thought I share this.. maybe some of you are dealing with similar issues.
I did enjoy last night! and maybe that is the key.. JUST GET OUT THERE!