Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Visit to Drift Away

Pam and I visited Drift Away yesterday.   He's about an hour and a half drive from Fort McCoy away.  He looked a little forlorn, quite honestly.

Many potential buyers have been aboard since we left him in Green Cove Springs last May.  Sadly, I was disappointed in what I saw.   There was a port window left open, for one.  But some idiot took a knife and slashed the headliner in the main saloon to see what was up above it.  Yep.  That's right.  Just cut the headliner.   Sure, he could have taken a screwdriver and removed a light fixture, but that would have required some effort on his part.  Much easier to just cut a hole.

What an asshole.  What a f**king asshole.  What a flaming f**king asshole.

Other than that, Drift Away looks like he's doing well.

Both Pam and I got a little teary eyed being on the boat.  Such wonderful memories we have.  Do we really want to sell Drift Away?  Why not just fix the exhaust leak, launch him, and continue on?  At this point, Drift Away is a go-anywhere boat.   Oh, the places we could go...

But then again, we now have Jeremiah the  Horse.  And "The Boat" motorhome.  It is time for Drift Away to find someone else to love him.


  1. So many great memories!!! BTW, have you figured out a usage for the NaviNut (patent still pending???) on "The Boat" Motorhome?

  2. If I had a boat
    I'd go out on the ocean
    And if I had a pony
    I'd ride him on my boat
    And we could all together
    Go out on the ocean
    Me upon my pony on my boat

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    1. All of my boats, save one, have been he's. Why? I dunno. It just seems to make sense to me. A boat is always an "it" until it gets a name, which is revealed by the boat's personality. Once named, it's gender is decided.

  4. Where is the listing on the boat? We live in Florida and are heading up to JAX and might need to stop in for a look at "her". Send me a link for the listing please, Thanks! Laura

  5. Hi Laura,

    There are two listings for Drift Away with two brokers, but the best information is found right here on this blog.

    Photos -

    Boat specs -