Merry Christmas!

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  1. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    A Boater's Night Before Christmas

    TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and all through the boat,
    The bilge pumps were hustling to keep us afloat,
    The children were nestled all snug in their berths,
    (We sleep here most nights to get our money's worth)
    As Ma read Jackie Collins and I guzzled beer,
    She said “You've had enough, now come to bed dear.”

    Then out on the dock there arose an uproar.
    As I reached in the Igloo to get just one more.
    So up went my head out of the hatch.
    (Though I should have thought first to undo the latch.) I saw stars for a moment, and as quick as a blink
    My wife yelled, "See, you've had too much to drink!"

    The moon on the water lit the marina up bright
    (Which was good, since the kids had lost my flashlight.) Then what with my wondering eyes should I see,
    But a fat, fuzzy old guy in a Bayliner Capri.
    Instead of an outboard hung on the rear, Tied to the bow were eight tiny reindeer. More rapid than Reggie, these coursers they flew, And on each of their hoofs was a Topsider shoe.

    With crashing and bashing and banging and knocking, I knew in an instant they must be docking,
    “No Dasher! Hold it, Dancer! Damn you Prancer and Vixen. Stop, Comet! Grab a line, Cupid! Get bumpers, Doneer and Blitzen!
    Look out for that boat! Watch that seawall!
    Now fend off, fend off, fend off all!”

    He was dressed in a red cap ringed with fur trim
    Along with a Speedo that covered just a fraction of him.
    I was shocked and astonished. What could I say?
    I also go boating dressed exactly that way.
    He then grabbed a bag, a bulging huge sack,
    And hoisted it up onto his back,
    He also had sponges and a mop in his grip,
    As he waddled his way o'er to my slip.

    He said “My name’s Nick, and my friend, I can tell
    That your gel coat needs buffing and your teak looks like hell.
    Your vinyl needs cleaning, your lockers arranging,
    Your holding tank pumping, and your oil a-changing,
    You've put these jobs off for too long and you know it.
    So here's all that you need. This time don't blow it.”

    Then as quick as he came, he was back on his boat,
    His reindeer revving and eager to tote.
    “Merry Christmas!” he called as they cruised through the night.
    “And regarding the beer Joe, your wife she is right.

    Credit : Blue Water Sailing and a friend who passed it along.

    Merry Christmas to all!
    northshore and HUMPH like this.
  2. hpcrank

    hpcrank Member

    Feb 4, 2016
    Col. Spgs, Co-Lake Pueblo State Park
    1981 260 Sundancer with rebuilt 454/Mercruiser330-I/O. w/ alum. hard top with front and side wdos
    One rebuilt 330 hp. 454 Chevy
    Thanks and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  3. eweise

    eweise Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Aug 23, 2013
    Jacksonville, FL
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3L 220 HP, Alpha 1 Drives, 5E Genny, AC
    Merry Christmas everyone. May you have a wonderful time with family and friends. I think we all have a lot to be thankful for.
  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Thanks for the original poem, and Merry Christmas to you and all my CSR friends.

    B BARKER Member

    Apr 20, 2014
    Merry Christmas y'all, great poem import monkey that was awesome !!!!!
  6. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Merry Christmas all! Please keep all those who make sacrifices to keep us safe in your prayers today.

  7. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's

    Merry Christmas to all!

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