Originally Posted by slipstream
I bought a brand new motor
boat from the London boatshow
Two days after delivery
I motored up the River Crouch (Essex England) and moored on a quayside next to a pub.
Aware of the tidal flow I checked the boat every few minutes;However at some point I must have left it 30 mins and it was hanging off the quay
Cut the ropes drifted with the trickle left in the stream, engine
failed, went aground.
at high tide that midnight swam to boat and put it on a buoy centre channel
some local gents walked out on the mud at low tide stripped the electronics
and mud spattered the interior
but I am still here
Not to make too light of the story, but this really is rather funny
....in a sad way of course. There are, however, some readily apparent lessons that can be gleaned from it.
1) There's certainly something to be said for buying
'used' and letting some other sod suffer the immediate depreciation on the purchase
of a 'new boat'.
2) Alcohol and boats goes together about as well as alcohol and firearms.
3) Hanging out a rabbit usually attracts the coyotes.
4) Coyotes are everywhere.