We go thru that a lot too. More so in the spring or fall when the water is a
little chilly, we won't be able to find a 3rd. I've been
skiing/boarding/foiling for almost 10 years in the same area (Seattle) &
only owned a boat 2 of those years. I just decided that there are plenty of
boats, I can concentrate my money on other things & I'll perpetually be the
2nd or 3rd on the boat. So this spring I bought a townhouse on the lake. Now
the boats come to my place. And this week one of my buddies offered to put
my name on his boats insurance policy. And to cap it off, yesterday he
twisted his ankle so bad he can barely walk, much less ski. So now I'll have
to keep his '93 Nautique clean, gassed up, sacks full, & ready for friends
to ride all by myself. And no boat payment. Ain't it a drag ;)
Lookin forward to a hot summer weekend on Sammamish FINALLY!
> Boy Howdie!!!!!!!!! It's like the "GOT MILK" ads. Sometimes I think that
> is what Hell is like for skiers. Glass all day, everyday, Boat full of
> gas, and NO DRIVER. I have been there many times. The difference
> between you and your friends, is Skier, and boaters. Skiers make excuses
> to go to the lake, boaters make excuses not to go to the lake. Good luck
> on finding a good driver. Ski ya later, on my way to the pond now. I
> have three kids coming today, all of them on their way to the nationals,
> and none of them can drive for me. I will have a driver though.
> > Howdy,
> > I am sitting here watching another beautiful summer day go
> > by without skiing. Does anyone else out there have trouble
> > finding people to ski and drive with you?
> > A little background. I am a member of a ski club with a
> > dock and a course. I have enough flexability in my job that
> > I can go out during the middle of the week, middle of the
> > day( thanks boss!) and ski in glass without tons of people
> > around.
> > I can't believe I can't find someone to go with, and I even
> > bought a new boat this year! I call members of my club to
> > arrange trips and they don't return my call or say not today.
> > I call my friends and family and they don't want
> > to go this time or else they don't return my call. It makes
> > it real hard to arrange a trip this way. And I go through
> > this twice a week. I'm thinking of going to the Boys Club
> > or somewhere and finding some disadvantaged kids and teach
> > them to drive and ski. Somewhere, anywhere, where there is
> > someone who will appreciate my efforts.
> > And another thing that non-boat owners don't seem to under-
> > stand is that when the boat owners asks, "Do you want to
> > ski on Tues?", he is really saying, "I want to ski on Tues
> > and I need a driver."
> > Anyway that is my rant. If anyone is near SLC, Ut. and can ski
> > on Tue and Thurs between 10Am and 2Pm email me. I'm almost
> > desparate.
> > PS I'm not a jerk, really.
> > thanks mont
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