Sunday, May 30, 2010

Feeling Defeated

So I finally talked my dad into taking a look at the boat and helping me figure some things out that I was just not familiar with. We met at Payne Campground and put the boat on the water. As usual the darn thing gave me some problems cranking up but my dad managed to get her started. I knew I had to be doing something wrong. Well my dad put it in reverse and we soon realized reverse doesn't work. Yeah another setback. HOWEVER, when he put it in forward it does GO and boy did it take off. I have to admit I laughed a little cause I think it took my dad by surprise and his facial expression was priceless.
My dad pulled it over by the dock and we all loaded in. We weren't to worried about reverse because I could just put it back in the shop and have him fix whatever he didn't the first time. Well as soon as he pulled over to the dock the motor cut off. Blasted boat! The darn thing waits until we all get on to cause me problems.
Well after awhile of playing with it and watching people look at us while we try to figure this STUBBORN boat out my dad was ready to pull it out of the lake. I have to admit I don't let things defeat me often but I am feeling very defeated. I came home and listed the boat on craigslist. This is a GREAT boat for someone who can put a little bit more money than I have into the motor. The guy who worked on it said the motor alone was worth $1800-2000. I hope someone is able to take it off my hands soon.
Looks like my summer project is ending a little earlier than expected. I'm a little upset by this because I can't seem to remember one time that I have ever let anything defeat me. If I have not been able to get something or do something I always find a way to get it done. I guess this is God's way of telling me that material things are not important and I just wasn't mean to spend my life savings at this time.


  1. This boat has not defeated you, you just found one that doesn't want to work for any one-it didn't want to become part of the family. You will find a better boat that does want to be part of the family. Trial and error with boats right now! lol

  2. Yah but everytime I go outside I just want to go fix it up. I'm bored. I need a new project!