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Old August 29th 05, 06:48 AM
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Default Rotten Day with my boat, still better than a day at work!

So, I'm a believer now that the worst day with my boat is still better than
my best day at work.
It's the last day of summer before school starts, so I took my daughter and
a few of her friends to the lake.

The first thing I did was drag my skeg in my driveway; oh, you're supposed
to raise the prop before trailering?
The second thing I did was get whacked in the face with a bungee cord that
my daughter let fly. Blood everywhere, a knot on my cheek and a black eye,
broken sunglasses, and worst of all my daughter still feels rotten no matter
how many times I tell her it's ok.
Third, you know those trees I asked about in another thread, well, I ran
into one (no damage and I'm not even going to try to explain).
Then, remember that anchor I didn't want to lose to the trees, well, in a
treeless area I lost my brand new anchor. It just fell off the chain. I
dropped anchor in a treeless part of the lake so the kids could swim. We
kept drifting so I pulled the anchor up, actually just the rode and chain.
Well, that explained the lack of weight at the other end.
And still, I can't wait to go out again with the kids; darn this interfering
school stuff!

90 degrees or more with refreshing water temps and four 11 year old girls
having a great time at the lake. Saw some wildlife (woodpecker, squirrel)
and top-feeding bass; the girls loved it. This boating thing is addictive!
The worst day is better than a day at work.



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Old August 29th 05, 11:10 AM
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Sorry about the head injury, those bungee cords FREAKING HURT.


"Bryan" wrote in message
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So, I'm a believer now that the worst day with my boat is still better

than
my best day at work.
It's the last day of summer before school starts, so I took my daughter

and
a few of her friends to the lake.

The first thing I did was drag my skeg in my driveway; oh, you're supposed
to raise the prop before trailering?
The second thing I did was get whacked in the face with a bungee cord that
my daughter let fly. Blood everywhere, a knot on my cheek and a black

eye,
broken sunglasses, and worst of all my daughter still feels rotten no

matter
how many times I tell her it's ok.
Third, you know those trees I asked about in another thread, well, I ran
into one (no damage and I'm not even going to try to explain).
Then, remember that anchor I didn't want to lose to the trees, well, in a
treeless area I lost my brand new anchor. It just fell off the chain. I
dropped anchor in a treeless part of the lake so the kids could swim. We
kept drifting so I pulled the anchor up, actually just the rode and chain.
Well, that explained the lack of weight at the other end.
And still, I can't wait to go out again with the kids; darn this

interfering
school stuff!

90 degrees or more with refreshing water temps and four 11 year old girls
having a great time at the lake. Saw some wildlife (woodpecker, squirrel)
and top-feeding bass; the girls loved it. This boating thing is

addictive!
The worst day is better than a day at work.




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Old August 29th 05, 11:31 AM
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And now you know to tie the anchor rode shackle pins with a piece of wire.
(I first learned that in a boating course, so didn't have to make the error
myself ... or at least, haven't made it yet!)

Charles

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www.boatdocking.com

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"Bryan" wrote in message
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So, I'm a believer now that the worst day with my boat is still better
than my best day at work.
It's the last day of summer before school starts, so I took my daughter
and a few of her friends to the lake.

The first thing I did was drag my skeg in my driveway; oh, you're supposed
to raise the prop before trailering?
The second thing I did was get whacked in the face with a bungee cord that
my daughter let fly. Blood everywhere, a knot on my cheek and a black
eye, broken sunglasses, and worst of all my daughter still feels rotten no
matter how many times I tell her it's ok.
Third, you know those trees I asked about in another thread, well, I ran
into one (no damage and I'm not even going to try to explain).
Then, remember that anchor I didn't want to lose to the trees, well, in a
treeless area I lost my brand new anchor. It just fell off the chain. I
dropped anchor in a treeless part of the lake so the kids could swim. We
kept drifting so I pulled the anchor up, actually just the rode and chain.
Well, that explained the lack of weight at the other end.
And still, I can't wait to go out again with the kids; darn this
interfering school stuff!

90 degrees or more with refreshing water temps and four 11 year old girls
having a great time at the lake. Saw some wildlife (woodpecker, squirrel)
and top-feeding bass; the girls loved it. This boating thing is
addictive! The worst day is better than a day at work.



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Old August 29th 05, 12:05 PM
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No squirrels at home???


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Old August 29th 05, 12:58 PM
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Thanks. Makes me want to use buckle/strap tie downs from now on!

"seeray28" wrote in message
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Sorry about the head injury, those bungee cords FREAKING HURT.


"Bryan" wrote in message
m...
So, I'm a believer now that the worst day with my boat is still better

than
my best day at work.
It's the last day of summer before school starts, so I took my daughter

and
a few of her friends to the lake.

The first thing I did was drag my skeg in my driveway; oh, you're
supposed
to raise the prop before trailering?
The second thing I did was get whacked in the face with a bungee cord
that
my daughter let fly. Blood everywhere, a knot on my cheek and a black

eye,
broken sunglasses, and worst of all my daughter still feels rotten no

matter
how many times I tell her it's ok.
Third, you know those trees I asked about in another thread, well, I ran
into one (no damage and I'm not even going to try to explain).
Then, remember that anchor I didn't want to lose to the trees, well, in a
treeless area I lost my brand new anchor. It just fell off the chain. I
dropped anchor in a treeless part of the lake so the kids could swim. We
kept drifting so I pulled the anchor up, actually just the rode and
chain.
Well, that explained the lack of weight at the other end.
And still, I can't wait to go out again with the kids; darn this

interfering
school stuff!

90 degrees or more with refreshing water temps and four 11 year old girls
having a great time at the lake. Saw some wildlife (woodpecker,
squirrel)
and top-feeding bass; the girls loved it. This boating thing is

addictive!
The worst day is better than a day at work.








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Old August 29th 05, 12:59 PM
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I've had boating courses. That's one point that never got covered! Lesson
learned. The hard way! Oh well, lesson learned. Thanks for the tip.

"Charles T. Low" [withoutUN] wrote in message
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And now you know to tie the anchor rode shackle pins with a piece of wire.
(I first learned that in a boating course, so didn't have to make the
error myself ... or at least, haven't made it yet!)

Charles

====

Charles T. Low
www.boatdocking.com

====

"Bryan" wrote in message
m...
So, I'm a believer now that the worst day with my boat is still better
than my best day at work.
It's the last day of summer before school starts, so I took my daughter
and a few of her friends to the lake.

The first thing I did was drag my skeg in my driveway; oh, you're
supposed to raise the prop before trailering?
The second thing I did was get whacked in the face with a bungee cord
that my daughter let fly. Blood everywhere, a knot on my cheek and a
black eye, broken sunglasses, and worst of all my daughter still feels
rotten no matter how many times I tell her it's ok.
Third, you know those trees I asked about in another thread, well, I ran
into one (no damage and I'm not even going to try to explain).
Then, remember that anchor I didn't want to lose to the trees, well, in a
treeless area I lost my brand new anchor. It just fell off the chain. I
dropped anchor in a treeless part of the lake so the kids could swim. We
kept drifting so I pulled the anchor up, actually just the rode and
chain. Well, that explained the lack of weight at the other end.
And still, I can't wait to go out again with the kids; darn this
interfering school stuff!

90 degrees or more with refreshing water temps and four 11 year old girls
having a great time at the lake. Saw some wildlife (woodpecker,
squirrel) and top-feeding bass; the girls loved it. This boating thing
is addictive! The worst day is better than a day at work.





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Old August 29th 05, 01:05 PM
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No squirrels at home???


Rats. Mice. Opossum. Skunk. Crow. Geese. Pigeon. Dove. Egret.
That's our suburban backyard. Some call it wildlife. Some call it suburban
wildlife. With the exception of the egrets, I just call it pests. The lake
is a wilderness area compared to our suburban life, so the kids aren't used
to seeing animals in their natural habitat. Oh yeah, and I haven't seen a
squirrel in the 10 years I've lived here.


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"Bryan" wrote in message
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"Doug Kanter" wrote in message
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No squirrels at home???


Rats. Mice. Opossum. Skunk. Crow. Geese. Pigeon. Dove. Egret.
That's our suburban backyard. Some call it wildlife. Some call it
suburban wildlife. With the exception of the egrets, I just call it
pests. The lake is a wilderness area compared to our suburban life, so
the kids aren't used to seeing animals in their natural habitat. Oh yeah,
and I haven't seen a squirrel in the 10 years I've lived here.


Where's "here"?


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Old August 29th 05, 01:49 PM
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"Charles T. Low" [withoutUN] wrote in message
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And now you know to tie the anchor rode shackle pins with a piece of wire.
(I first learned that in a boating course, so didn't have to make the
error myself ... or at least, haven't made it yet!)

Charles



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"Charles T. Low" [withoutUN] wrote in message
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And now you know to tie the anchor rode shackle pins with a piece of wire.
(I first learned that in a boating course, so didn't have to make the
error myself ... or at least, haven't made it yet!)

Charles



Or instead of wire a zip tie works well
and doesn't rust.




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