I have a GOOD story from today's travels.
I was at West Marine today to return a bad bilge pump. Had to wait for the manager a second while he talked to a guy about batteries. Then this guy says he has a 465 ci 725 blown motor in his boat. Of course my ears perked right up!!! So I of course ask him what he's got all that power in? A 24 Baja like mine!! Turns out I know the boat, it used to be called Shark Fin Soup (which was written in Japanese on the sides of the boat). It still has the jaws painted on the bow and they look awsome!! I was once towed in when my drive blew out by the former owner. Boat runs 88mph on GPS. Current owner is a really nice guy. We made the manager wait for us!!!! See, there are some good guys out there packin!!!
Oh, and they gave me a new bilge pump. Wouldn't help with the motor damage caused by the failure of this supposed automatic pump, but oh well.