WELCOME ABOARD, YE LANDLUBBERS! My husband and I just bought a 1971 Cobalt boat from our neighbor, Frank, who had mixed feelings about letting her go. He bought it new and took very good care of it. He’s 87 years old and not able to take it out on the water anymore. Matt was more than happy to take it off his hands since he’s wanted one for quite sometime now, but didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars on one.
I’ve never owned a boat and have never been around them, but I am quickly finding out boat owners have a club on their own. We took Frank out with us on our first run and he said, “It’s funny how people will wave at one another here (lake), but get road rage when they get in their cars.” So true! Every time we passed a boat we saw a friendly wave.
I’m learning the boat lingo, too. A Landlubber is a person who is not used to being around boats, left is called a port, and right is starboard. Then the front and back of the boat, bow and stern. We probably won’t use these terms much since it’s only a nine-person boat, but you never know when a girl might need to impress someone with her boat knowledge. The boys are so excited and I know we will have a lot of fun and make many wonderful memories at the lake!