Late October in up state NY around 7PM. Drop the boat in tie it up and take off in the truck to park the trailer. Walking back to the boat I notice the bow is way too high in the air. I get that feeling (you know that feeling) I start running and stripping my cloths off jump in the boat grab the plug over the side, put the plug in. The water is 2" inches from the blower vents.
Get out of the water turn on the pump, dry off, and get dressed. The water is up over the starter so I opt to pump water until it is down prior to starting the motor. By the way it is about 45 degrees out side. By the time the water gets down the battery is too weak to start the motor.
I drive to a friend’s boat house and grab a spare battery off the charger run back and install it in the boat. Battery is dead. Found out later was no good. Take my battery back put it on the charger and go to look for a hotel. No rooms to be found anywhere, booked due to some fishing event.
Go back to the boat and crash in the cabin. Pissed!