My uncle’s boat was always more trouble than it was worth. It was always having surprise issues at just the wrong moment. My uncle called it the Knot Worthy, which I suppose was probably a bad omen. Usually, help wasn’t too far away when something went wrong, so my uncle didn’t end up lost at sea or rather adrift in the bay somewhere.
It wasn’t that my uncle didn’t take care of the boat. He always made sure to do the required maintenance on the engine. He used Mercury premium plus oil each time. Still, strange things beyond his control happened to make the engine break. My uncle was glad when he managed to sell the boat. Now, someone else would have to deal with its issues.