moving the boat
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June 29th, 2008 – by: volksdraggin
Saturday afternoon, Huy and I made our way over to the boat to fully install the water pump. We got the RTV sealant on the water pump and got it installed well. We would have to let the water pumps sealant dry over night before we tried to hook up water to it. We head back to the Huyannes house and start playing Boom Blocks, a fun game for the Nintendo Wii. Huy ends up hurting himself by playing to hard.
Next day we head out to CrapMart to pick up a couple of life jackets and some other stuff to get the water pump fully installed.
As we untie the boat, I pull my boat out of the slip and into the channel and get it ready for Huy to hook to his boat. During all the hustling, I ended up getting heat stroke and proceed to throw up every single chicken wing I ate all over the string of my hat. I look over and notice a very attractive lady in a boat next to me just watching me... sigh. As I throw up, the boat proceeds to drift away and I have to get my shit together and proceed to take my painters pole and plunk it into the water and learn quickly that the mud is deep and the pole isn't long enough.
While go along, I find out everything I hear about power boats for the most part is true, they don't give a shit about anybody around them. While we powered over at maybe 2 knots, every power boater in the lake made a point of hauling ass right beside us. Every time, it would loosen the line then and would pull slack hard core. I bet that's the best thing for my tie downs.
While we come into South Shore, Huy slows down as he comes into the dock that our slips were at. I never get a full pull as we enter the dock so as Huy powers down and goes into his slip, my boat begins to drift towards the boat next to my slip.
We did it. What we did was very stupid but it had to be done and we get shit done. I am going to buy a outboard motor hopefully in month or so for the boat and get a dinghy, that way if my inboard ever plays dead, I have back up power.
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