McGumbo

Just moving back to Louisiana and I couldn't wait to put my skeeter, that I bought in Califonia, in La. waters! My boss wanted to go fishing at the brinks. I said, "I'll bring my boat and we can fish old river after we fished that bridge. We fish the bridge and caught some barr fish (white bass). Now its time to go to old river with my 17.5' fish and ski skeeter with the 135 merc on the back.

The launch was good cranked up to about 55 mph and i noticed that a Wal-mart bag flys out of the boat. So in the back of my mind I'm thinking that wasn't good, not from a littering standpoint, something was in that bag I needed.............. my truck keys..............

But its ok, I'll deal with the truck keys later I reasoned afterall,
I'm on the water,
I'm fishing....
in Louisiana.....
in my boat that i always dream about....
could be worse right?????

We fished hard never caught a fish so we headed for the other side of the river! Maybe there we will catch the first fish out of my boat! Now that I'm back in Louisiana waters. All I thought about for 8 years in Ca.!!! So up to 55 mph and the 17.5 feet with the 135 merc. on the back with 2 livewells is cruising along...... yeah life is good my oil injected 135 merc is cruising; and then it happened....... My 17.5 fish and ski skeeter with the 135 oil injected merc. that I had back in Louisiana waters fishing on such a wonderful day, STOPPED!!! The motor STOPPED???????? Well that's OK, start it back up.... It wont turn over??????

So we troll 300 yards to the launch by the truck, same color as the boat, so now no keys to the truck....... motor wont work.... Its OK I got an idea call my bosses n laws to give us a ride to the GM dealer,.. I can give the vin. number to them and they will make me a new key! Told the guy at the dealer what happened he was doing his best to keep a straight face while he made me a key... that will be 5 dollars he said smiling. So, get back to the landing. Back the truck up. Walk in the water and push the boat on the trailer, pull the boat out.

Stop at mcd's in New Roads to eat... tell my boss "This proablly all happen for a reason might of kept us out a wreck." He says, "Well you got a good attitude about it." Go to get in the truck thats pulling the 17.5 fish and ski skeeter that I have no clue whats wrong with so we can head home. Guess what?????? well the dealer only made one key and it was the ignition key that was totally useless after I locked the door when we went inside to eat! Soooooooooo we borrow a car to go back to the dealer, told what happened. He's holding back tears, and told me that I made his day!!!!!!!!! No charge for the second key its ok. could be worse!????? turns out that my motor fullllllllll of oil, threw a rod through the head!!! oil in 2 different resevours by the way................. and 3400.00 dollars later was fixed took my boss fishing 1 other time it was eventful too. Was it worse????
My wife says he can't go any more.............
mcgumbo @ aol.com

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