Husband is an accomplished boater, having lived on the water and had boats all his life.
One day he got the brilliant idea that I needed a boat of my own.
So he bought a small aluminum boat with a 9HP outboard motor.
And gave it to me.
Then he had to teach me how to drive it.
He showed me how to ‘choke’ it, how to start it with the pull ‘thingie’, and that when you want to go right you turn the handle left…….?????? And vice versa.
And how to put it into neutral to slowly and smoothly slide up to the dock.
Ah, the docking.
Now here’s where I really excelled!
You see, boats don’t have brakes.
And as I slammed time and time again into our dock, the neighbors came out to see what all the commotion was about (I think the uproarious laughter also brought many of them out to watch!)
I spent all that afternoon trying to learn to dock that stupid dingy!
I’d like to say I finally mastered it.