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Old 24-10-2012, 21:19   #1
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Wife Floated Away

In the fall in Nebraska, those of us that slip our boats become acquainted with the annual event of pulling boats before the marinas pull the docks.

My dock is a steel and concrete construction that is allowed to stay and freeze solid in the lake. However my sailboat would dislike that process.

Yesterday we pulled our 32' ketch. All was going pretty well till someone asked my wife to get something off the boat. Problem was, she was also the one holding the boat lines while all the rest of us were fiddling with the trailer.

Soon we heard her shout for help, as we look up and she was 100 foot out and moving ever so slowly away from us.

My wife somewhat knows how to start a boat, and she somewhat knows how to drive a boat, but this was her first solo.

I shouted instructions when I thought I could be helpful, and we only heard the sounds of cussing once. Lol

She backed up towards the lake and then drove forward without a hitch. She did not ram the dock, or cause any property damages. Lol

So next time I ask her to jump on the boat, I will look and see if she is holding the boat on the dock.
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Old 25-10-2012, 06:59   #2
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Re: Wife Floated Away

Now you need to explain to her what you mean by "tender feelings".
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