It’s been a bad year for our southern friends. One hurricane after another battered homes, marinas and boats. As a result, literally hundreds upon hundreds of damaged boats are being auctioned off by the insurance companies that insured them. Some have been battered against pilings, others submerged for days. It is sad to see the pictures of someone’s pride and joy up on jackstands with an auction number plastered on the bow.
(I wrote this several years ago but renewed interest has popped up, so I'm reprinting it here.)