Last summer, down on Lake Isabella, located in the high desert, an
hour east of Bakersfield, blonde new to boating was having aproblem.
No matter how hard she tried, she just couldn't get her brand new
22-ft Bayliner to perform. It wouldn't get on a plane at all, and it
was very sluggish in almost every maneuver, no matter how much power
After about an hour of trying to make it go, she putted over to a
nearby marina. Maybe they could tell her what was wrong. A thorough
topside check revealed everything was in perfect working order. The
engine ran fine, the outdrive went up and down, the prop was the
correct size and pitch.
So, one of the marina guys jumped in the water to check underneath.
He came up choking on water, he was laughing so hard. Under the boat,
still strapped securely in place, was the trailer.