Friday, August 30, 2013

Failure to Launch

So let's drop that bad boy in the water and do some cruisin'!
So neighbor Richard came to help out, and we all hopped on. Though we noticed when sister jumped in and dropped her sweatshirt, that it got a little wet in that water in the bottom of the boat. WAIT...WHY IS THERE WATER IN THE BOTTOM OF THE BOAT?!? GAAAAAH!
I think the phrase the neighbor yelled was "OH MY GOD, WE'RE F**KED!" Tho later he had no recollection of saying that. He and sister whipped the boat around while Dad when to get the trailer, and I...stood around uselessly taking pictures. NO! I also asked the folks in the boat launch to kindly "MOVE YOUR TRAILER! NOW PLEASE!!"
Turns out there's a "plug" in a boat, and Dad removed his, but neglected to return it to its spot. But sister and Richard were able to get it back on the trailer in a jiffy.
Sister's hilarious face at considering a watery demise so near turning 40.
So we trailered it, let it drain, and turned on the bilge pump. We had taken on a fair amount of water.When I asked those folks to move I explained that we had forgotten our boat plug. "Oh. Yeah. We've done that. You'll only do that once."
OK, let's try this again!


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