Oh, I have such talent.
07 June 2012 | Musket Cove Marina
Cloudy and sprinkles
Over the last few years, I've developed a talent that I wish I hadn't. If I touch any cord, line or rope, I guarantee you that it will end up in a knot. Doesn't matter what I do as I come in contact(just holding it in my hand will do it), when I try and flake it out for use, it will have some type of knot in it. Sometimes several just to make it that much more fun. It doesn't matter how much care I have taken when I coiled the line either.
Now, while the majority of you out there may not think this is such a problem(maybe even a benefit), believe me, it's a pain in the behind. When you need to use a line, the last thing you want to have to do is get knots out of it. During emergencies, it's extremely frustrating. Even bringing in Puff to the stern of Zephyr, I'll get the line tangled so I have to float away and try again. Or it will ruin my concentration as I'm coming along side and I'll lose control of our outboard and either slam into Zephyr or miss the stern totally. Tossing dock lines ashore when we enter the marina is almost a joke as they will fall short since they are suddenly tangled together.
I have no clue where or how I came about having this "talent" but I sure wish I didn't . Maybe someday(when we are back on shore) it will go away and life can return to more of a state of normalcy(as long as I don't touch a line or a rope or an extension cord).
Anyone else out there suffer from the same "illness"? I'd love to hear from you. Especially how you overcame this malady. I need help!!