My Sunday...

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    Horrible..

    My wife and I went on a boat-ride yesterday, with friends...what started as a "several hour" trip, turned into about 10hrs.



    2p - launched...

    2:10p - trying to open a bee- er...I mean "SODA" bottle , the top of the bottle broke and took a scoop out of my right hand. Like a mellon-baller, sorta. today I went to the clinic; they had to cauterize (sp?) the wound, because I nicked a blood vessel. Hurt like a SonofaBitch. Hard to type...

    4:30 - boat nearly sinks; takes on about 10" of water (shallow, low-riding boat)...front 1/3 of bow was at or just below the waterline.

    5:45 - EXCELLENT Seafood dinner at Doug's Chowder House on Lake Union, Seattle, WA.

    7:00 - Head home. 1/4 mile from shore, boat dies, unable to restart

    7:05 - passers by offer a tow rope back to a dock

    8:00 - Vessel assist tows me and boat owner to nearest boat launch; ladies wait for my wife's dad to pick them up and bring them to where we launched from

    8:30 - waiting at boat launch, we find out we gave the ladies the wrong name of the facility. As my buddy's cell was trashed in the near-sinking, a guy and his wife who were loading their boat offered their cell phone so I could call and get the right location to the ladies.

    9p - lady who lives near the launch gets into her Mazda Protégé; I comment to the fellow Mazda-owner "Nice P5!". Yadda Yadda, she asks if we want her to take us to food. We decline

    9:45 - she comes back, and insists; I hop in and she drives to a few places until we found a bar w/ an open kitchen

    While we wait for two fish-n-chips to go, me and Pat talk about her grandkids, my kids, etc. Lovely Lady.

    10:30 - Back at the launch, my buddy and I are enjoying the fish n chips; The girls show up w/ the trailer.

    10:50- Pat walks back out carrying two beers for me and my friend...she meets the ladies.

    Midnight - we get home. Go to sleep.









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    Did you get good pain meds??? :chillpill
    At least it wasn't a boring Sunday :eek:
     
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    no pain meds... :(

    And yup - Adversity builds character, right? :D
     
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    And what doesn't kill ya makes ya stronger (of course they don't tell you that smell isn't everything....)
     
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    sounds like a normal boating day though...boats are accidents waiting to happen...what fun would it be if everything went right...would not know myself...everytime I take mine out I have a new surprise!!! LOL :eek:
     
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    "they" say the happiest day in a man's life is the day he buys his boat and the day he sells his boat.

    :D

    I'm scared to buy already...lol...my buddy is looking to sell now.

    :D
     
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    pop top bottle or twist off?

    If pop top, I could tell you an easy way to open
    when you just can't find a bottle opener.

    Make a fist around neck of the bottle and apply a SMALL amount of pressure.
    Now take a cigarette lighter with the other hand, and use the bottom of the
    lighter as your lever. Wedge outside edge of lighter under the bottle cap, and
    apply downward pressure. Try and leave minimal room between the hand
    holding the bottle neck, and the cap. Just enough to squeeze the lighter into.
    The hand holding the bottle neck will act as your fulcrum. Easy as that!
     
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    I have personally bought and sold three...now on my fourth...glutton for punishment I guess...hey ya want to buy mine... bayliner capri with a 125hp force ob...runs great! The price of fuel being the new denominator rather than no more fun.....LOL! :teeth:
     
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    Pop top...I was using an opener. I think I may have had the teeth of the opener around the bottle lip, unbeknownst to me. :(

    :D
     
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    :D

    My boat will be 250hp, minimum. The one we rode yesterday was 120; just not enough thrust imo. :)
     

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