Pontoon Boat on Douglas Lake
For the past couple of weeks we’ve been watching a pontoon boat that is sinking. I’ve got a couple of pictures to show you that were taken one week apart.
|May 5, 2011 |
Maybe there’s some hope to save this boat at this point.
|May 12, 2011 |
A week later it looks like all is lost.
As I visit some of the local lakes I am continually amazed by the lack of care some owners have for their boats and equipment. I understand that sometimes accidents happen. However, some of what I see is not accidents, it nothing lack of care. I see boats left out in the open with no covering, and I see boats left laying on the ground when the lakes goes down. I just wonder why people don’t take pride and care for things that have cost lots of money.
One other comment. I take my boat in for service at the end of every season. The people that work on my boat always comment that I use my boat. The hour meter on my boat will show will show substantial hours of use, maybe 180-200 hours. They tell me that they service lots of boats that are only used 5-10 hours a year! It seems some people go out and buy and nice boat and then let it sit and don’t use it. That is their right, but it is wasteful.
It pays to take care of what you own.
Preventive maintenance is a must.
The old philosophy of “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” does not hold water these days.
Joke of the Day
The old man had died. A wonderful funeral was in progress and the town’s preacher talked at length of the good traits of the deceased, what an honest man he was, and what a loving husband and kind father he was.
Finally, the widow leaned over and whispered to one of her children, “Go up there and take a look in the coffin and see if that’s your pa.”