Sunday, February 25, 2007
G'day Mate, it's Bruce, you know our boat?
Would you like it?
What do you mean?
We don't have room for it any more and we were going to sell it but Simon said, "Why don't we give it to the Holts?
So, would you like it?
Yeah! Fantastic. Thank you.
This conversation took place three days ago. This evening we met up at the Augusta Mission Team reunion in Bunbury and Bruce delivered the boat! He oriented me to it's features, how to load and unload it, how to start it and drive it, even how to clear the tricky little blockage that occasionally occurs in the carby etc. Never having owned a boat it was a bit of a crash course and I'll need some practical experience to really get the hang of it. It's not suited to real ocean going, more for rivers, or the days when Geographe Bay is calm and tranquil. It comes with a "Biscuit", an inflatable raft that you sit or lie on while being towed along by the boat! That's pretty cool!
I'll need to get my Skipper's Ticket and find out the ins and outs of owning a boat. One of the teachers at school runs classes to get a Skipper's ticket so I should be able to get that without too much drama.
Our main challenge is working out where to store it. It will have to live in the backyard for now, in between the trampoline and the rabbits.