OWNING A BOAT ON LONG BEACH ISLAND

Dated: 06/03/2019

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Yes it is true; I bought a boat another boat. Since hurricane Sandy took my last boat I have been boat-less for the few years.  Ya know it is not that bed without one...no bottom painting, no waxing,no motor work, no running aground (NOT THAT i HAVE EVER DONE THAT), no breakdowns etc..  Actually all of those "nos" is what boating is all about except for that pesky running aground thing. (NOT THAT I HAVE EVER DONE THAT).  So after a few years I got the bug again to fool around on the high seas and actually bought one.  (NEVER CLAIMED TO BE THAT SMART)  Ah yes a boat  ("A HOLE IN THE WATER TO BUT WATER TO PUT MONEY INTO").   The interesting part is the actual boat purchase might be the lease expensive part.   Hmm!  Let me see...boat slip $3300. name change $400, detailing $650, bottom painting $350, fuel to start the season $700, insurance $2000, the launching $300 and the list goes on.

But now you do get to hang around the marine drink a few cold ones and tell fishing truths with your buddies, take some cruises, try to catch some fish (fishing not catching) and even run aground sometimes (NOT THAT I HAVE EVER DONE THAT)  and tell a few more truths.  

So here I go again and I hope to see you on the high seas or maybe just out on the bay.  Just in case a slim chance you might find me stuck in shallow water you don't need to help out.  We always have plenty of beer for such emergencies.  Of course we would be happy to share a cold one.

Your fellow boater,  Tom

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Thomas Newbern

As a Vietnam Veteran, you really learn how to protect your self in combat. As a Staff Sergeant, you really learn how to take care of others. It affects your faith and need to take care of others in ....

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