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Boatered/Cal Delta Boating Raftup

I would call the raft up this weekend a success.

Dave Loving, Dave Witte, and I all arrived by Friday evening. We were a little delayed putting the duct tape onto the half installed DC/AC system... Dave L had an anchor down and we three all rafted up and chatted into the wee hours. Everybody got worried when I took a little longer walking the dogs with the dingy, but otherwise an uneventful night.

Saturday turned out to be hot, but not as hot as expected. Quite a few folks showed up from Boatered and Cal Delta Boating. Just as the raft up grew by 1 more boat, that nagging worry that I probably shoulda put my anchor out too became reality. The whole raft up started to drag. The two Daves and I fired up and I asked my crew to clear the lines off the stern. We started moving the raft up forward and then I noticed a vibration on my port engine. Of course the line that wrapped was my 50' high strength line. I noticed it before it got too tight and did any damage, but I did have to spend about an hour diving to get it off.

After resetting the anchor and setting mine as well, we had a grand time. Sunday was hotter, so those with air conditioning fired them up and socializing moved to the cool salon of Loving It! when Serge showed up bearing Krispy Kremes. Lots of stories swapped and good camaraderie.

The raft up broke up about 3PM and we motored back over to Bethel Island to let my installer finish the inverter install.


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