Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Small Victory

It Started! That is to say the outboard engine is running! This is a small victory since the last time I tried to start it was 4 years ago on a family trip to Michigan. I did not get it to start, so it hasn't run in at least 5 years. Of course it is now belching 5+ years of accumulated crud so I have it running alongside Reboot. I did tow Gypsysails dinghy back over to them, since it weighs about twice as much it was kind of funny. I could only turn toward the side to which the tow line was attached. I did a couple of 270 degree turns to get there. The way back was much easier.
I feel a bit like the teenager who just got his driver's license. Presuming it keeps running I can now travel on my own schedule.

Crash!

It has been raining most of the last three days. Everything is slippery. It is well known among cruisers that falling down the companionway ...