Thursday, July 3, 2014

Swamped the dingy.

Well, we swamped the dingy.  Out on lake Hutchins we went for a little playing took a wave over the bow and she went down.  Thanks to some friendly boaters we were quickly pulled back to shore.  Unharmed and everything in the cooler stayed dry... "I knew I carried around an old hard shell cooler for a reason."  Now that there are three of us into boating it may be time to move up a size or two or look for an inflatable.  

For you true blue Cape Dory Typhooners note the motor on the back.  Yes that is a British Seagull. What your boat was likely equipped with from the factory.  It's been at least two years since I've pulled the dink out and fired up the old Sea Gull.  I restored this motor a few years back just for fun.  After last weekend it looks like I may be back at it again.  I'll have to get the water out of the gas tank to know for sure but as of yesterday the points are all dried out and I have good spark.  

1 comment:

  1. That is a great lesson learned on the little tender experience! Many folks do not wear PDFs or have them accessible.


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