New Beginnings
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Must Survive
Member # 34533
Default  Posted: 7:44 PM, July 8th (Monday)

So part of my NB is taking back things I like to do. We had (he now has) a family boat that we spent hours on. It really is the most relaxing thing to do.

Anyhoo, right after d-day I had a hitch put on my car, so that I could tow our boat. Decided too many memories and I never wanted to see that boat again. This summer I found a place that rents jetskis. So I have rented 2 for a day to go out on the lake with my DS(who can't wait) and some other family members.

I have never dropped the boat into the water. I have always been the one in the boat. So I will be towing the jetskis (first time). Luckily the amount of towing is probably 5 miles, no freeways. And because DS16 does not drive yet, I will be the one dropping the jetskis in the water. I suspect it will be quite interesting for anyone who is watching me. I am not known for backing straight down.

The good news is I will be back on the water

WS: Just a squished bug on the window of my life!
Divorcing, STBXH is engaged/living with OW#3

They have a choice: they can live in my new world, or they can die in their old one." Daenerys Targaryen

Posts: 778 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: Must Survive
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Default  Posted: 7:49 PM, July 8th (Monday)

Sounds like you will have a blast!

You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

Posts: 25693 | Registered: Aug 2011
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Default  Posted: 8:47 PM, July 8th (Monday)

you will do just fine! Sending positive thoughts for straight backing, just in case.

Do it. Have a blast! Don't limit yourself.

Divorced - recovered and hoping to help.

"We're not broken, just bent, and we can learn to love again" ~Pink

Posts: 3085 | Registered: May 2004 | From: Midwest
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Default  Posted: 9:08 PM, July 8th (Monday)

Have fun!

Divorced 9/2010
Just married 7/4/13

Posts: 4083 | Registered: Aug 2003 | From: Twin Cities
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Default  Posted: 9:43 PM, July 8th (Monday)

Not to worry, there is always peeps there to help. I did the same a few years ago and had a couple, that were unloading their boat, guiding me. The man asked if he could do it for me but my truck and I did great !!!
Your sixteen yr old will make sure they get in the water !!
Have fun and back to the water ! WooHoo !

[This message edited by gma56 at 10:19 PM, July 8th (Monday)]

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Posts: 20382 | Registered: May 2008 | From: Closer to where I want to be..
Member # 36599
Default  Posted: 10:33 PM, July 8th (Monday)

There has to be a first time so there can be a second and a third. You're learning a new skill!
Have a wonderful time.

Divorced and beginning my new life.

2 Ddays and lots of TT

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I saw him, I could not unsee him. -StrongButBroken

Posts: 453 | Registered: Aug 2012
Member # 33699
Default  Posted: 6:26 AM, July 9th (Tuesday)

The good news is I will be back on the water

Yay!!! Have fun!!

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie

Posts: 3432 | Registered: Oct 2011 | From: Georgia
Member # 33438
Default  Posted: 6:51 AM, July 9th (Tuesday)

Try this trick.

Put steering hand st the boyyom of the steering wheel. As you slowly back down, turn your hand in the direction you want the trailer to go. For instance, if you want the trailer to go to your right, turn your steering hand, gradually, to the right!

Enjoy your time on the water!

------ Some people are emotional tadpoles. Even if they mature they are just a warty toad. Catt

Posts: 350 | Registered: Sep 2011 | From: 3 klicks north of Ambiguous
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Default  Posted: 9:42 AM, July 10th (Wednesday)

LOVE this!!

DDay 11/17/2010 BW:52

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