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The Maiden Voyage

31 Aug News | Comments
The Maiden Voyage

From the Captn's chair.

Motoring out to the harbor

Safe and Secure.

Today, the boat is wet. After what seemed like an eternity of waiting I launched the boat this morning with the help of my roommate James. There were certainly some rookie mistakes made (trying to start the engine while it was titled to one side turned out to be my first).

To say I was nervous during that first run was an understatement. Do I stay to the left or the right of the markers?  Should my trim be up or down?  Am I creating too much wake?  Am I going to fast? Too slow?

The most challenging part, and the most stressful was definitely backing into my slip. That was definitely not the easiest thing I’ve ever attempeted…..especially when there is boats 3-4 times as expensive on either side of me.  But, I managed.

So, the boat is in. The boat is secure.

 


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