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September 18, 2003

Pics and Boatfix

Two quick things. Pictures of last weekend's Georgiana Slough anchoring are up.

Second, GVP at Boatfix got me all of the cables and electronics I needed to replace my stolen stuff extremely inexpensively and 2 days early.

September 15, 2003

Georgiana, Steamboat and The Grand Island Mansion

My luck continues to be poor in some respects. When I arrived at the boat, the laptop, portable GPS, and cellphone antenna adapter that were there when the outboard was taken were gone - STOLEN again...

Other than that, the boat is running well. I've still got some vibration, but I think that only speaks to how good Propscan was at giving my props a smooth shape. I'm going to send the other set up to Bremerton sometime this winter.

We anchored out half way through the northern no wake zone on Georgiana Slough. There is a tree obstructing the east side of the waterway and we tucked in behind it. Dave W. and friends came by and side tied for a few hours of swimming and mudfighting. On Sunday, we weighed anchor and headed to Steamboat and the Grand Island Mansion. The Mansion has a nice new dock that easily accommodated CP and two 40'ers with room for another 50' at least. The food was decent and the Mansion was neat to see, but it was not as good as I had hoped for.

We motored back, cleaned up the boat, and headed home.

Next weekend is anchoring out at Bedroom 3 on Potato Slough with Bravado.

Maybe my luck is turning. Out dawdling on the dingy in Georgiana, I spotted a black fender. It turned out to be exactly the right size to go with my others. I had popped one getting into Pittsburg on the way back from Railroad Cut, so it was a welcome addition.

September 9, 2003

Back In The Water

CP should have splashed down this afternoon for some final alignment work after having a new strut put on. She is going to be waiting for us at Bethel Harbor Friday afternoon. Our current plan is to head for Steamboat Slough, but that means buying or borrowing a stern anchor from what I can tell.

In other good news, it looks like my insurance policy has no deductible on my tender, so the stolen motor may very well be covered.

September 1, 2003

Bad Luck, No Luck

I stopped by the yard to drop off my nicely repaired props in preparation for getting the boat back together. As I started to leave I remembered that I wanted to make sure I had a short shaft outboard on the dingy. When I went to measure it, it was gone -STOLEN. I was thinking about moving up to a 15hp, and now I guess I have to.

It was a bad ending to an otherwise great weekend. Bravado's short handed crew turned in a season best race at Jazz Cup and maybe a top 3 all time time over distance for Bravado. It was just a great race and it was nice to be boating on Bravado in the Delta even though my boat was in the yard. Air Conditioning was missed however...