I’ve been storing my father’s fishing boat since 2007. He built it in 1970. He lost his blueprints and built it from memory. This was the last of several he built over a time span of 12 years. He insisted on using only the highest quality material: marine plywood, copper nails and mahogany wood for the frame.
I have not used the boat, and I need to test it to see if it leaks. Dad always filled the boat with water the night before he went fishing. He said the water would make the wood swell, and the boat would not leak. I guess I will have to follow his instructions, and I believe the test run will be successful.
This reminds me of the life principles he taught me through the years. Work hard! Tell the truth! Trust God! Don’t buy anything unless you have the money to pay for it. That’s just a few things he taught me and they always work.
Happy Father’s Day!