How To Sell A Board Boat
A bit of fiction written as a thank you note for SailingTexas.com
Dear David Luckenbach,
I wanted to say thanks a bunch for your great classifieds!! I was able to
sell my sailboat in no time. About a month after the sale, the coast guard
contacted me about my boat, evidently Taliban terrorists were using it in a
drug running operation and they had been killed by a competing cuban cartel.
The boat was found adrift, and the coast guard confiscated the 50 kilos of
cocaine from underneath the forward deck, in which I had previously
installed a deck plate to air it out and repair that bow eye.
After determining that I was in no way connected with the drugs, the coast
guard returned the Force 5 to me, and along with it came a bunch of
reporters. They interviewed me and I was on national TV!! They even aired
some of the words I spoke. The next day after the news cast, I was called
upon by a publisher who wanted me to publish a book. They even had a ghost
writer complete it in the next week, now I am receiving royalty payments and
can afford to retire.
Just when I though it couldn't get any better, (no the swedish bikini team
did NOT parachute in), I was working on that lucky Force 5 and discovered
what looked like some damage at the back of the aft-cockpit storage
compartment. I was about to glass up the hole, but heard something knocking
around in there. Thinking it was a loose block of foam, I opened up some
more area and discovered several huge stacks of cash! The taliban had hidden
their drug money in the back!!!
I am writing this to you from my laptop, on the porch of my new waterfront
house that looks like a big easter island head which was built custom for me
over the past month after discovering the "cache" in the Force 5. All of
this because I listed a boat on your web page, and I have my lucky boat
back. I really didn't want to sell it in the first place, just that I was
broke and needed the money.
David "Shorty" Routh