The Barco is UP!
Got a message that all systems are 4.0 and that a test run of the generator was made for one hour with no leaks noted.
The rain has stopped for the moment, also.
I drove to St Mary's, Georgia, endured very bad conditions and looked at a 1968 MFG
Has a decent motor, 65hp Mercury, nice trailer and seems like it is in good shape. I hope things work out, but it would need a new paint job and windshield in the near future. Just to make it look like new. One must keep up appearances, mustn't one.
I made an offer, but it was less than the Gent was wanting, so he asked to have a day or so to consider.
Fine. No rush, I don't even have a tow hitch on the GMC.
Check out this ad:
Too bad we can't get hot babes with these boats. The advertisements always make it look like it is very glamorous to own their boats. (I know... the models depicted as attractive and fun loving are all grand mothers and not so fun looking nowadays.)
Leave us the dream of boating with hot babes, ok?
I see those old boating advertisements and it makes me wish to have been there to see it all for my self. One way to bring one's self to reality is to consider this little detail; In 1968 they did not keep good statistics for boating fatalities. I would presume at least double our rate of 670. In fact, in 1970, there were about 1418 boating fatalities. Probably more, but unreported.
What I am trying to say is that cigarette smoking guys, carelessly refueling their gasoline powered boats while hammered out of their gourds on Kessler, were probably running a higher body count than the government even considered.
I won't even go into the over 52K who passed in automobile accidents.
Ok, another digression. Sorry.
The great news is that boating is safer than ever, despite the fact that there are at least three times the boats registered today, vice back in the fabulous 60's.
I still want to be boating in those happy times, back when killing Communists was not only legal, but encouraged.
Ahh, something else I failed to consider; Today's motors are fuel injected, run cleaner and are safer. They also tend to get the boating enthusiast's to their destinations and back home again.
I'm going to get me an old boat and go away and have fun with my fantasies.