from Just this past weekend i have a great story to tell
I took the boat out on sunday , its any given sunday so with my luck i'm gonna have some kinda trouble and i know it
the boat is running great and i'm gettin about 65 mph heading towards Gilligans on the potomac , i get within 300 yards and throttle down and hear the noise from behind me , i broke my alternator belt which flopped and got caught up in my power steering belt and broke that one too
so i'm stuck cause the pair run the water circ pump
soo , i make a call to a buddy to come get me from the bar so i can try and buy some belts and get back running
anyway , before he gets on his way i have the great idea of using a piece of rope around the pulleys (fender rope was the right size)
and holy crap , it works , just at idle , but gets me moving 4 miles an hour towards a boat ramp (about 2 miles south)
so i call my buddy and he meets me there , gives me a ride back to my truck and trailer in VA and i ride back to MD and start to get the boat out of the water
when i notice a boat dead in the water about a mile offshore
i cant just leave em , even tho my boat is holding on by a string (literally)
so i motor (slowly) out to em and explain my situation and give em a tow back in ,
halfway back i hear him shout "dude i think you got a crab pot" and about the same time my engine grinds to a halt
i wrapped up the rope pretty good ,
soo , i empty my poctets , and jump in the water , still concerned with "being the better person" spend 1/2 hour untangling the rope from my prop instead of cutting it , even tho the moron crabber used a black bouy that no one woulda seen unless they knew it was there , got it untangled and were back on our way , get him to the docks , and me to the boat ramp and get ready to go
i give him a ride to the front gate of the marina (there waiting on us to close up) and part ways , on the ride home towing the boat , i get pulled over by the local authorities and they notice a beer bottle that my brief passenger has left in the cup holder (holy crap how did i miss that) and gives me a lecture about open containers , thank god i never actually made it to the bar myself , just a couple of beers while i was on the boat , didnt ticket me , but is no doubt looking out for me ,
where do i go to cash in my karma?
does my karma roll over like my cell phone minutes ?
can i build up e-nuff karma to get a nice exhaust for my boat?
thanks for listening to my rant , i will still stop anytime i see someone broken down , no matter what
the high point of my day was my 20 year old 24 foot checkmate pulling in a late 90's early 2000's fountian 32 foot that ran out of gas