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In the spirit of Mark Twain and Andy Rooney, the writings of John Kenneth Bruce graced the pages of Great Lakes Cruiser Magazine every month bringing humor and ‘lessons learned’ to their boating-oriented readership. The column was started as a lark and expected to run only about six months. But its sudden and overwhelming popularity made it a regular monthly feature for the entire ten-year run of the magazine and was enjoyed by boater and ‘landlubber’ alike. It was only in the Farewell Issue of GLC that the true identity of J.K. Bruce was finally revealed to be the Publishing Editor himself, Bruce Jenvey. But wouldn’t it be nice to have all those funny, lessons of life in one place, in one book to enjoy and share? Well… this is ‘The Complete Stupid Boat Tricks.’ Here are the stories of New Guy Navigator, Captain Crunch, and Dr. X. There are incidents with drawbridges, boat trailers, and flare guns (devices designed to embarrass and befuddle us). And tales of endurance under adverse condition like motors that go into business for themselves, marine toilets that explode and barbecued sacrifices to the gods. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty…

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