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Updated: 06/06/2014 08:00:02AM

Ya ever get those I-broke-my-boat blues?

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By Tom Johnson

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Scrapes and scratches are nothing new in my life. Fender-benders on the road, punches in the nose for wisecracks, broken relationships — just like you might expect. But eventually everything heals. Well, almost everything. In case no one told you, fiberglass, the main constituent of modern boats, has no natural healing process.

I’m beating around the bush. I need to just spit it out: I already busted up my newly acquired used powerboat. Sigh. Took me all of four hours on the water. Don’t worry. No other boats were involved and nobody got injured. The facts of the case seem to indicate that nature’s fury was the progenitor, or perhaps that I was clumsy and stupid. You decide.

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