Lost fishing motor!
Dear BS Guys:
Lost fishing motor? Recently my buddies and I took a fishing trip to Canada. We rented a boat, motor and cabin. This was a first for all of us and we had a lot of fun. But we lost the fishing motor. To make a long story short, it appears that there are clamps that are used to hold the motor to the boat. Okay, so my buddies and I missed this minor detail and the motor jumped from the back of the boat in about 100 ft. of water. We know the location, and are thinking of going back next year to look for the motor. Any ideas what would be the cheapest way of retrieving it? Todd P.
Dear Todd P.
There are a lot of factors associated with a losing an outboard motor. But maybe a really, really big f——- magnet!
But anyway, let me get this straight. You and your buddies go to Canada to fish. Clearly you’ve never been on a boat or operated a boat. Did you know what a boat looked like? I would be amazed if you knew enough to put the motor on the transom. ER….you did hang the motor on the transom?
Now you failed to mention whether you were in salt water or fresh. If you were in salt water the motor was a piece of shit inside of a month. If you were in fresh water the motor was a piece of shit inside of 6 months.
Cheapest way to recover your motor? Buy another f*#king motor you cheap bastards. But, if you really want to retrieve that motor here’s what to do. You know the location so you say….Rent another boat. Go out to the location. Get one of your buddies to tie a rope around his waste remind him to hold his breath and throw him over the side. If he has trouble getting to bottom add a concrete block around his waist so he rockets to the bottom. He’ll be feeling like Captain Nemo in no time. Tell him to stay down until he finds the motor. He can give a tug on the rope so you can pull him and the motor up at the same time. I figure he’ll be holding it in his arms. If he doesn’t come up in 20 minutes or so set up the next buddy the same way. Obviously you’ll need another concrete block to help him get the bottom. Sooner or later you’ll come up with the motor….or…..die trying.
I can see Lloyd Bridges shaking his head now……