I took my newly (if temporarily) repaired boat up to Watts Bar dam on the Tennessee river and tied to the dam wall for some cattin'. The water was running pretty hard and I was using 6 oz of weight and still couldn't keep the bait in place, but was hitting some 8 to 12 lb blues. I was having to haul them a long way in heavy current, so I decided to move over a couple of discharge bays. And the saga begins. So there I was.......... In the process of moving, I managed to get into the really heavy discharge boils and spun the wheel very hard and tore up the steering again (duct tape must have failed). Uh-oh! Double uh-oh!!! Now I'm helpless and moving toward the dam wall at a frightening clip, and I'm sure most of the water on the floor was mine! I sounded the collision alarm and braced for impact. I kind of suspected that this was gonna leave a mark. Yep, I was right. I managed to kiss (kiss, hell - a kiss like that would have broken teeth) a corner of one of the generator holes with the left rear corner of the boat, tore bumper rail and screws out, busted out a chunk of fiberglass well above the waterline, and likely cracked half-a-dozen vertebrae. I began to suspect that this was probably not going to be one of my better days. I then started wondering if my super-duper inflatible vest would deploy and support my overweight butt. I just KNEW I should have called Jenny Craig when I saw that commercial! Of course, the motor quit when I had slammed it into reverse, so I was spinning in tight little circles and still smacking the wall. Luckily, the trolling motor protected the boat on one of the hits by absorbing the impact and busting off that useless tightening knob. Somewhere along about then my constipation problem was resolved so I at least had one fewer thing to worry about. I finally got the motor started and made the whitewater trip over the biggest of the boils sideways. I was just a mite concerned looking up at the standing wave, but thought hell, just imagine what I would have had to pay for this ride at Disney World! The rest of the trip was kind of boring......... And my doctor wants me to take a stress test????????????? FOR SALE: 1984 Stratos, somewhat busted left rear, tightening handle missing on trolling motor, pee on floor, rather poor steering abilities, multiple recent battle scars, sinks occasionally, multiple life vests included (suggest wearing them all), plenty of duct tape and bubble gum included (most of it pre-applied)........... Boat name: LUCKY .