Saturday, 18 February 2006

Propellers, impellers . . . oars . . .

There's nothing like a nice small-boat trip to cheer things up! And as is always the case with these trips, it landed up quite when I wasn't expecting it :D!!Yes, yes, yours truly always has that stupid grin plastered all over his face whenever out in a small boat :P.

Anyway, so I got to wondering today why boats have never featured in my almost-manic interest in things with engines (the car/bike type thingies). Of course it might be 'cos of the rather marked lack of them in my life until eight months back. But my interest is quickly covering the lost ground. It helps that I can actually drive those things myself now :D. As in, I'm not a certified coxwain yet, in fact far from it, but then licence type things have never really stopped me >:).
Paul, Dave, Colin. Quite the cool, trusty bunch :D.
There's another major factor at play here. Friends elsewhere (read on land!) are buying cars. And om pseud ones at that!!! Nissan 350 Z Fairlady's and B M W Z3's and VolksWagen Beetle's and what not. And of course it makes decidedly minimal sense for me to think about buying a car, what with floating around in miscellaneous seas for half the year and pushing papers at miscellaneous offices in foreign countries for half the rest...

Right, boats, and to justify the header to some extent: I noticed a very very major difference between propellers and impeller-driven water jets! The latter are a damn sight faster! And a million times more manouverable! But what's most interesting is, all the small boats, despite the powerful props and jets and all that, always have one wooden oar stowed away. Just in case :D.

Feeling: enthusiastic!
Listening to: Avril Lavigne - Sk8er boi

5 comments:

crazylilthing said...

why do u need to drive the small boat when u r on a huge ship?? u probably told me b4 but i forgot :(

kray said...

:)) yes I have told you, multiple times I think :D. There's tons of stuff hanging out the back of the boat, sometimes for months at a time. And maintenance requires these small boat runs. There's lots of other reasons also.. but ditch :)

udit said...

Since the latest post didn't have a comment option ... on a light note, I think I'm a Paul Giamatti fan, if that is even possible, though I don't remember giving Sideways a must see. It's good though, no?

And on what seems to be a darker one, why so glum Kray? What's happened so suddenly?

kray said...

@ udit: is Paul Giamatti the one who played Miles?!! Then even I'm fan :D. And yes you did rave quite a bit about Sideways, tho I think that was more 'cos of wine fundaes :).

As for the rest, precisely what I was trying to avoid by disallowing comments, so I'll let that one pass.

crazylilthing said...

okyy ... i want to talk to u ... what is the best option i have ??.. wen i say talk .. i mean Talk , conversation !!