would go to hell for a pastime ~ French Proverb.
What does boat stand for? Bring On Another Thousand...
Colin and Vivian Tripp buy a 'bargain' cement boat called Moonlighting with a romantic idea of the sea. Balmy nights, sundowners on the deck, midnight swims in tropical waters around North Queensland, it all seems so romantic.
What they get is a bucket load of troubles, a myriad of mishaps - plus some fun.
From the intricacies of anchoring to taming sea sickness, they weather the storms to eventually find a joie de vivre, albeit with the aid of an assortment of characters, who all seem to be experts about something.