Marty's Boat Story
My brother-in-law is an accomplished auto
mechanic and received a 19' runabout in payment for some work he had done. The boat was in
fairly decent shape, 85hp outboard, trailer, but did have some floor rot. One day he and a
friend decided that a floor repair was in order, they had rebuilt the motor and wanted the
boat in perfect shape for their fishing expeditions.
The standard tools they decided on were the
same marine grade plywood as the original floor, drywall screws, electric driver, and
several cases of beer. Removing the original floor in the 100 degree TN sun required a
substantial amount of beer, but they did an excellent job. As the day progressed and the
beer supply dwindled, the new flooring took shape, all were quite proud.
The next day was declared a fishing day and all
went down to the TN River for the launch. Only problem was, the boat would not come off
the trailer, it was held fast by about 500 2" drywall screws, placed through the
bottom of the boat and into the trailer.
Contributed by Marty Malinowski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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