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Hole in The Water

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Boat – A hole in the water you dump money into. There are endless corny boat jokes; The two happiest days of a boat owner’s life is the day he buys it and the day he sells it. Boat unit – A $1,000 repair bill.

 
That latter might actually be true. Pulled the boat out of the water this weekend and started pressure washing. Once I got to the leg I found a nasty crack. Of course I hope we can get away with either doing nothing or getting it welded. Let’s hope this doesn’t end up as a single Boat Unit. No matter how you cut it, you always end up spending more than you thought on repair and maintenance of a boat.

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Here we are, at the beginning of another boating season. Oil has to be changed. Mechanical bits have to be maintained. And although it seems like a lot of work right now. You look down the road and see many days, weeks or months spent cruising, living and fishing on this boat. I can’t put a price tag on the trip we did to Desolation Sound two years ago nor the many commutes to the Sunshine Coast. This boat has done us well. It’s kept us safe. Except for the one time the engine blew up. But even then, it managed to limp into safe harbour. We’ve had a ton of adventures and this year will be no exception. We plan to explore Desolation Sound again, catch plenty of salmon, fill up on monster prawns and commute to the Summer cabin whenever work allows. To say we are grateful would be an understatement.

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We’ve been taking care of Grimby – The most adorable Boston terrier. While at the mother in-laws, he found his long lost Pit Bull friend. I know, a very unlikely match but the two won’t stop playing.

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Full speed ahead Captain.

 

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