This story is about the true-to-life misadventures concerning the trials and tribulations of the problems one faces when trying to bring an old wooden boat back to life. The author was not a boater, a captain, a woodworker, a mechanic, or an engineer. There was just the love of the water, a desire to be a part of that culture, and an overconfidence that he could conquer the mysteries of boatbuilding, propulsion, navigation, and lastly, seamanship. Without the talents, expertise, and patience, from the small army of people who became friends, this boat would have never left the parking lot. It is an attempt to poke fun at myself, laugh a little, and celebrate the ones who helped me understand
How hard it could be.