October 31, 2005
Watch out for the Sharks.
Well I finally got the boat out of the slip...
Sharon and I got to the boat at noon and took her out for a spin with the intent to fish a little. My friend Alex from work gave us a call while we were not too far out, so we took a U-turn and went back for him... So we were out by ourselves for an hour roughly. So we turned back and the waves were getting to Sha a little. So we docked back up and waited for Alex..
Alex and his wife/girlfriend boarded and checked out the vessel then went out into the great blue yonder. We headed out toward the Jones Beach bridge and then east. We were on a course to nowhere.
Anyway after about 45 minutes of travel we turned back and all seemed pretty good. Then the boat started sqwaking at something... So I dropped the speed and come to slower speed. Suddenly we hit bottom. A sandbar... Damn. Well we were pretty stuck, and I had no idea what to do, so I tried to call the guy we bought the boat from and he gave me some pointers. Well anyway a towboat came by as we had almost came free and helped us to get back into the channel, but the boat didn't seem to act right. It was shutteding as I brought the RPMs up. I had no idea what it was, but it was'nt right. So we decided to just get towed back to the dock. Well it turns out I busted the damn prop. One of the blades broke right off. Obviously this was the cause of the shutter, an off balance prop... Geez, only 1 trip and already a broken prop. Well I'm just glad it all worked out and hey you gotta learn somehow right. To bad I didn't have my camera...
But seriously I'm going to take a course. The Coast Gaurd has some kind of Captains course so I'm going to go for it. I bought into it so it's my responsibility to keep it safe, and everyone aboard. But I still believe the theory that we learn mostly from mistakes so all in all it was a learning experience.
October 26, 2005
Well since it was released to the public yesterday, I guess it's safe.
October 25, 2005
All I can say at the moment is I may be in trouble !!! and not the bad Vance type, the out of my control type !
Keep your fingeres crossed for me all !
October 24, 2005
I'm your Captain, yeah yeah yeah yeah
Since I have'nt posted a single image of the boat yet...
Here's a whole slew of them.
October 21, 2005
ReVamp my time
Well I've not been to good at making sure there is content here. So I'm going to make atleat one promise to post atleast once a week... It does'nt sound like much, but it's enough for me. And hey let's face it this is for me. I'd rather have more personally, but when typing is part of how you make your living it makes you lazy about it. You can call me the cut and paste king... I cut and paste even one word believe it or not...
October 16, 2005
When it comes to printers I usually always say buy HP... but much to my amazement Brother has come out with a multifunction device that deserves praise... If you find yourself on the market for a new printer I would absolutely recommend the Brother MFC7820N. It meets my expectations and more... The price is great too...