Monday, April 2, 2012

Boating horrors…

Ever since my husband, Scott wanted to buy a boat, people have entertained him with their horror stories… 
The optimum phrase is, “It’s not whether these things will happen to you, but when.”

Each day at work, Scott hears what others have done and relays them to me to digest. 
That phrase, “…not whether, but when” seems to play in my mind more and more lately.

Here’s one that just flew in from Scott’s work today.

Dan tells Scott that when he had a big boat, he took a boat trip with lots of family and kids and it didn’t work out quite like he wanted.

"My wife drove the boat and trailer to the dock while several cars followed behind.  The boat was packed, unloaded at the dock and everyone got on board.  We were out in the water about 10 hours, and it was a great day.  When we were ready for the truck and trailer, I couldn’t find my keys; my wife said she must have left them in the truck.

“I was surprised to see the truck still in the parking lot, especially with the keys inside.  When I got to the truck, the windows were rolled down, and it was idling!  The truck was  in the parking lot for about 10 hours, the windows down, the keys in it, and running.  The yellow light was flashing that it was low on gas, and there was barely enough gas to get to a station and fill up before it cut off.”

“You know, Dan, there are blogs just for that kind of story,” said Scott.

That would be mine…

Don't worry, I've already got some of my own stories to tell and you will get to read them all, or at least the cleaner versions.  But, I'd love to hear from you, email me at

Happy boating.


  1. I hope it won't happen to you again, wishing you nothing but the best.

  2. Thank you for your comments... unfortunately, or fortunately for this humor writer, I've already collected a half dozen stories from my own experiences.... I guess I will have to write another humor book on boating adventures. If you have the chance to get the new boating magazine, All At Sea, Southeast, you might find me there as a contributing writer. I hope to also add some humor articles in the future.

    And, if you have any tips for me, I'd love to hear them, boating that is.

    Have a great day.