I have always loved boats, my first boat was a wood boat, an Owens with a hole in the side! That didn’t keep me from loving it though. I loved everything about it, the smell, the feel, even working on it made me happy.
There are few things that make you feel like you feel on a boat. I recently read an article where the author likened his time boating to his first kiss.
The freedom at the helm is exhilarating, feeling the fresh summer wind blowing across your skin as the sun leaves tan lines on your face only blocked by sunglasses. The sound of the engines pushing you along and friends laughing in the background, it’s an amazing feeling.
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a boat.
My children have grown up boating with me. I always said that I never had to wonder where my kids were on the weekends, they along with their neighborhood friends were with me, on the boat.
By the time they were teenagers, my youngest there now at 14, they planned around our boating schedule. The times of packing the cooler and heading to the water with the excitement building as we arrived at the ramp are some of the best times of my life.
If you are considering a boat, my advice is “Buy the boat!”