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One of those weekends…

This post has absolutely nothing to do with wakeboarding workouts, fitness, exercise, strength training, or fitness tips.  I just wanted to share with you my frustrating weekend and hear some of your stories about your wakeboarding trip(s) gone wrong.

 As we got about 2 miles from the lake on Saturday, I notice that 1 of the tires on the trailer looks like it is going flat.  I have a double axle trailer so I figure it is not a big deal, I’ll just look at the tire when we get to the marina.  (By the way, I will NEVER own a boat that has a single axle trailer.  I have had way too many tires blowout.  The only thing that has saved me every time, has been a double axle trailer.)

By the time we get to the marina and park the truck, the tire has gone completely flat.  Instead of pulling the boat 30 miles back home, we decided that we would put the boat in the water and tie the boat up to a friend’s dock for the night and come back the next day after we get the tire fixed.

As I am taking the flat tire off of the trailer, I put my brother-in-law in charge of holding the lug nuts.  Pretty simple job, right?  Not so much…

He proceeds to put the lug nuts on the swim deck, without my knowledge.  Guess where the lug nuts don’t stay when you are going anywhere from 20-40 mph down the lake…???  You guessed it, on the swim deck.

After that, we wakeboard for a couple of hours and proceed to tie the boat up to our friends’ dock.

On Saturday night after we get back from the lake, I get the tire fixed and buy new lug nuts.  Everything only cost me about $17, which isn’t bad, so I wasn’t going to complain about that.

My brother and I go back on Sunday to pick up the boat and trailer, which we ended up leaving at the marina. 

My brother helping me put the tire on the trailer.

We get the tire put on, load up the boat, and make it back home without any problems.

As I am backing the boat down the driveway, one of the board racks gets caught in a tree and rips one of the forks off the back plate that attaches to the tower.

Pic #1 of what the board rack is supposed to look like.

Pic #2 of what the board rack is supposed to look like.

 

Pic #1 of what the board rack actually looks like.

Pic #2 of what the board rack actually looks like.

Pic #3 of what the board rack actually looks like.

I purchased the board racks a couple of years ago when I bought the boat so I can’t remember exactly how much they cost.  I am hoping that I can purchase just the back plate and don’t have to buy a whole new board rack.  (My dealer is looking into it to see what they can do.)

That was my frustrating weekend.  I am sure that people have had worse weekends than that, it just seemed like nothing could right for me all weekend.

Like I said earlier, I know this post didn’t have anything to do with wakeboarding workouts, fitness, exercise, strength training, or fitness tips, I just wanted to share my frustrating weekend with you.

Make sure you leave a comment and let me know about your worst (or best) wakeboarding trip.

Roger Ernst II, CSCS

PS – Make sure that you check back tomorrow for this week’s Wakeboard Workout Wednesday

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