I CANNOT figure out how to get the line spacing correct so sorry about that, but read first bit with a “country music” beat.
Well a here I sit,
All alone with a broken heart
My boats a sinkin’
Got no idea where to start……
My Visa’s a smokin’
Got all new parts,
Buy my boats still a sinkin’
Got no idea where to start…..
OK, so this another twofer, but we’re consumed with our leak issue. What a hassle! But I digress. We spent two nice days at the cheap end of the pier at Sanibel Marina otherwise known as Back Cove central. You know there’s some margin in those boats when the marina owner is the Back Cove rep, and has a huge house and 100’+ boat (not to mention sea plane) on site.
B was totally entertained in AM watching two hapless marina hands launching a brand new Ranger Tug for a sea trial. The marina owner started barking stop, stop and then asked “what’s missing?” Sure enough they had been about to launch without the transom plug! Hey, we’ve done it!
One other Sanibel story…..lots of people go beachcombing for shells, but we saw two guys out looking for whale vomit! Seriously, Google it. It’s very tough to find whale vomit, but if you do, it fetches tens of thousands of dollars depending on the amount. I’ve heard of blowing chow, but that’s some real dough.
Back to the leak! We’d been trying to get someone to look at our boat for days, so we were willing to brave small craft warnings in a leaky boat and cross back to the mainland after finding someone available to evaluate the situation. The good news…. they confirmed we had a leak, the bad news…. they had no idea where it was. The really good news? No charge for that helpful info!
Next day we found a place called Diversified Yacht Services. N was barely able to splutter something about a leaking 29’ Bayliner to the service manager and was amazed they welcomed the business at such an augustly titled organization. We got in same day! Off we went totally encouraged…. we’re going to nail this thing come hell or high Visa limit.
Three hours later we were off with our new parts and hope in our hearts. The latter was soon crushed with the sound of the bilge pump coming on again! So, we’re back at the dock……to be continued!