Saturday, May 31, 2008

So I did something bad...

Or as Maddox would say "Ba, Ba, Ba!" Shawn and I agreed that we should sell the sailboat. We've been bad boat owners and haven't even sailed it in years. The most action it sees is when we haul it out of storage at the start of summer and haul it back into storage at the end of summer. I was reluctant but we agreed. I even put an ad on Craigslist. Here's where it all went wrong. Shawn had the idea that we should dry-rig it up and make sure we had all the lines, etc. So we broke the boat out, power washed it, and started to rig it up. It all came back to me and I fell in love with that stupid boat all over again. I told Shawn that I changed my mind (Come on, did he really NOT see that coming?!) about selling it. He said that we just needed to get everything put away and we'd "talk" about it. Here's where I was bad...I have purposefully ignored several incoming calls this morning that I can only assume were about the boat as they were unknown numbers. Shawn caught me doing this and it did not make him very pleased. Then I just now took the ad off Craigslist. This too, probably won't make Shawn happy. In reality I'm shooting myself in the foot because these ignored calls could have resulted in someone paying us several hundred dollars. I need to think of a really convincing argument for why we shouldn't sell the boat. Part of the biggest problem being that Maddox can't sail on it with us. It is a 14 ft sailboat but it still is very much a working sailboat. You wouldn't think it but sailboats are really very dangerous. There are many opportunities to get tangled in lines, fall overboard, etc. Not to mention that when I was on WSU's sailing team I watched a girl get her arm broken because she wasn't paying attention and a gust of wind flew the boom around. Shawn and I have both gotten knocked by the boom at least once. The boat is big enough that you need decent wind to sail it and decent wind usually results in hiking-out to keep the boat level to keep up your speed. Like a two-year-old is going to hike-out! Although, we did a trial run...
(he has his Binky because he is getting over a sinus infection and he won the fight over it) So I don't know. I want to keep the boat. We'll see what happens.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

You're too skinny to be in that thing! You might get blown out! For your safety, you need to sell it! :)