Having long delighted in the frustrations of infomercial stooges, I suppose I'd set myself up for karmic retribution last spring when I began sanding the bottom of CW's 26-footer, AO. In order to power the sander and the vacuum, I plugged both devices into a surge protector, which I connected to an extension cord leading to an outlet on the opposite side of the boatyard. The sanding went well at first, but as I moved around the boat, the extension cord knotted upon itself, causing me to accidentally pull out the connection between it and the surge protector. After this happened three or four more times, I gathered up the extension cord, surge protector, sander, and vacuum in one snarled wad and prepared to toss it into the dumpster. That's when I had two realizations: I'd make a darn good infomercial stooge and I should have brought along that Cordpro they sent me to test.