So. Bummed out. Bought an 03 Sportster maybe a month ago or so now. Been great, huge progression in my skiing (first year). I'm in NH and got a wetsuit and have had the lake to myself, air temp about 55, water was 57 this weekend. I'm totally comfortable.
And then... Work people came up from Virginia for a few days this week. I had to work so they asked if they could take "the boat" out for a little cruise (we'd been out several times). I assumed they meant MY WHALER. They took the Bu. The lake is down about 3 damn feet. You know where this ends. That was Wednesday. This weekend looked great so I over nighted a new prop. My trailer is 3 hours away. Changed it under water Friday. So fun... Took it out had an amazing session. Come back and noticed the damn bilge is running non stop... Sigh.
Long story short, when they bumped the prop and then drove it back complaining of a bad vibration, they cracked the HDS box and I had about 10gph coming in. Ugh. I ended up wasting a high 60s and sunny day driving 6 hours round trip to get me trailer and I pulled it today. No damage other than water getting in (can see it draining out the prop shaft opening). I'm confident I can fix it this winter, not a big deal just.... Not skiing!
All this to say I'm sitting at the lake staring at beautiful flat water, foliage, and sun and my season is unexpectedly over and I'm not ready! Ugh! Really sucks! My wife and 17 year old were super into it too, he was even getting out on a wake board in a wetsuit not staring at his phone!
May feels like 6 months from now....