Saturday, October 17, 2009

The owner buys the perfect boat

There she is, 36' of percision fishing machinery. The T-Top is glistening in the sun, spiked with rockets, and the gold anodized outriggers are piercing aft.  Three massive outboards generating 300 hp each guarantee you can get to the giant marlins in record time. Fish boxes galore, baitwells,  filet table, and built in tackle boxes. No detail has been overlooked in the quest to hook the big one. Months were spent on this search for the perfect fishing craft. Sales staff were groveling and salivating, sea trials were done, the contract is signed, and  finally, with a much lighter owners wallet the perfect fishing machine is delivered. Fishing nirvana has arrived at his dock.

The owner is excited, and calls me. He wants the very best gear he can get for the boat. This includes a 10KW radar that will cook birds at 1000 feet, no wait a 100 feet.  A 1000W transducer must be had, along with twin 12" touch screen displays, and don't forget the weather module. Stereo, amp, speakers, sub woofer, and remote are needed, "because you must have tunes to fish", and don't overlook the under water lights, "gotta have them", and "I want the blue ones". 

We spend a few days grinding out the details, make the purchases, and I show up with a huge pile of boxes ready to go to work, and the the "Warts show up"  Up next, the T-top from hell, and the little anchor light that couldn't.

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