Sailing Around The World

A Shower In Oil Calls For a Beer In The Shower!

That’s right folks I am living the dream! I welcomed my dad back to Dragonsbane last night and learned about all the family fun over the Holidays and showed off all the things I fixed or broke. Anyway as we talked about our path to the Dominican Republic our plans of leaving today quickly turned into Monday. We decided to install the Hydraulic motor for our autopilot system that has been a paper weight for the last 3 months and now I am happy to announce is working. But we have not attached the computer to the motor yet so we will see. So I am sure you’re wondering why the title, well as we where bleeding off the air trapped inside the hydraulic lines we had installed a long clear hose above my head with a valve to control excess oil. As my dad was working below in the basement of the boat he turned another valve and did not informing me of his well thought out plan. He gave me a very big shower of hydraulic oil, O well I hated my cloths anyway. After finishing up with our work tonight I wanted a very needed beer and the captain informed me that I should shower so I would feel more comfortable after my oil shower. I decided well I want to feel good with a beer but I should shower. So I showered with a Turks Larger beer and complemented it with a light Mint Shampoo flavor; it was lovely. Talk about living the dream, and I am very comfortable, thanks dad.



7 responses

  1. Maggie

    Showering on a boat while drinking a beer = skill.

    January 11, 2013 at 3:51 am

  2. tom bolen

    That’s the nature of Dads doing the unexpected and watching the character build in their sons……after all they went thru it with their Dads

    January 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm

  3. Thanks Tom, but I like Maggie’s Comment More!

    January 12, 2013 at 12:16 am

  4. Katrina

    When you get a moment from drinking your light mint shampoo beer we should talk again

    January 12, 2013 at 2:53 am

  5. peter engel

    I have been following along with your adventures and I wondered about your steering and what happened with it. Best wishes on the next part of you journey.

    January 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm

  6. Kyle Krueger

    I’ve always said a cold beer in a hot shower is the BEST! Sro does it almost every morning!

    January 13, 2013 at 12:26 am

    • Nice, well the funny thing is my dad dumped more oil on me again today. But the good news is that the pilot seems to be working again. I also agree with a beer in the shower is always a good start to any day!

      January 13, 2013 at 12:55 am