Getting Boat Two

Life hasn’t been going well for me lately, which is why I’ve turned to my father’s old adage to try and get me through the tough times. He used to tell me “having two boats is better than one”. Actually, one of my first memories is of him buying this big, new boat. At the time, I asked him why he would possibly need a new boat, and that was his answer. Of course, he then changed the number every time he bought a new boat. Eventually, he would say “having fifteen boats is better than one”. For some reason, my mum left him after the twenty-sixth boat. Naturally, when mum left, he went and bought a twenty-seventh one.

So, I figured that to get myself out of a rut, I should get a second boat. It’s what my father would have done. Admittedly, I don’t know the first thing about boats or how to buy them. My first boat was a gift from dad (boat fifty-two), and I’ve never actually taken it out on the water. I heard that you could get a boat catch installation done somewhere, but I was under the impression that you had to buy a boat, rather than catch one. Maybe I’m wrong about that, and all of the boats are out in the ocean, like fish.

Dad keeps telling me that I should really go to a place that can install snapper racks close to Melbourne so that fishing will be easier, but I haven’t had the heart to tell him that I have no idea how to drive (pilot?) my boat, let alone catch fish. He never taught me how to do either of those things and for some reason he just expects me to have magically learned on my own.

Anyway, hopefully, I can find a second boat out on the ocean, or in a boat market. I should probably learn how to use the boat I do have first, though.

– Sam