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Shaved on a Lake Shasta Houseboat

by Claude Dunn
(El Dorado, CA - USA)

What a shaved head could look like

What a shaved head could look like

I told my wife, prior to leaving for Shasta, I was going to shave my head. She said "Why not do it on the houseboat? I just cleaned the bathrooms!" I said, 'OK.'

The next morning we left for Shasta with some friends, boarded the houseboat, went to one of my favorite coves on the Squaw Creek Arm, tied up, opened a beer, and I went aft to shave my head.

I had just completed the right side, when I switched hands to do the left side; my hand hit the ladder to the sundeck, and the 2 week-old Remington Electric razor dropped like a stone, bounced off the deck, and blithely scooted under the rail and into about 30' of water!

Boy, didn't I look cute....right almost bald ....left side-long hair! Naturally everyone cracked up. (My buddy finally finished the job with scissors!)

They took a few pics w/my digital camera, but later I was trying to improve the landing area....I leaned over, the camera fell into the lake! I grabbed it quick as I could....but the Olympus never had a chance and drowned right then & there.

You may think it was a bad trip.....but I don't! Went on to have a fantastic bass & catfish fishing trip the rest of the week.

I did learn a couple of lessons:

1. Don't carry a camera in your breast pocket on a boat!

2. Don't listen to your wife! (even if she did 'just clean the bathroom!)

Just wanted to share my experience, Claude.

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Well Claude, welcome to the houseboat forums, and am so glad that you shared your experience. I'm sure that it may very well inspire others to do the same... :)

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Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats

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I was there.
by: Art

This is a true story, I know, I was there. I'm the guy with the sore side from laughing, also the guy that finished the haircut...WHAT A GREAT TRIP..

Your story made me "cry with laughter"
by: IAN your webmaster

Claude, you're "shaved head" story made me laugh SO HARD that I had tears rolling down my cheeks. Money just doesn't buy laughter like that.

I can really relate to your incidents, since I also learned the lesson of not putting anything in
my breast pockets. It's ironic how anything that can fall into the water always does.

It's too bad for the camera, since we would have loved to seen those pictures. You should try to read the memory card, since rarely does water affect them?

Thanks again for leaving a great submission.

Sincerely, IAN...

PS, is the head still shaved?

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