Thursday, October 13, 2011

October 13, 2011.

We received a postcard from our propeller out on the west coast. He is enjoying the reconditioning, so much so that hes decided to stay out there another week. Crap.
Looks like we'll be here for an additional week. But on the bright side we'll both be working which should help to offset Max's extended stay.

I had a little feedback from another eyewitness to the boat show breakdown *incident*. It seems like the captains version of the story might just be a bit inconsistent with the facts. Our friend Lana had a front row seat as the crowd tried to warn the captain that he was still tied to the dock as he hammered the throttle. The resulting embarrassment seems to have been well earned and enjoyed by many.

5 comments:

Mutulfun.. Day by Day said...

Um, Does Linn and Larry have a prop? 11 more days and counting till we join the ants aboard.

S/V Veranda said...

So I'm a wuss....lol

Anonymous said...

Veranda, I know the captain and his story is accurate. I pulled the Beneteau 50 out of the show and subsequently ran her north to the aforementioned captain's dealership. Both boats have the new fly by wire throttles and take very little to move them. I did it a number of times on the return trip, once without realizing it until my wife spoke up. They're damned touchy to say the least. Definately wouldn't leave a boat with one left unattended while running. BTW I will say I'm impressed with the cleat on that boat. Jeanneau 50 1, Piling 0, with no rematches planned. lol
Mike

S/V Veranda said...

Mike, Thanks for writing. I have no doubt that the controls are very touchy. I have had a third independant witness contact me to verify that the good captain was at the helm and left purposely but before the boat was untied.

Its funny though, when I first heard aboiut the boat pulling a piling....I figured it would end up in a commercial as to how staunch their deck hardware is.. I was impressed to say the least. Hope your trip north was smooth sailing. And no, rematches are never as good as the original.

Anonymous said...

Veranda, you may be right about it. I'll have to bust his balls regardless. The trip north was wet and windy on the nose but uneventful. Certainly gave us better appreciation for good foul weather gear. Enjoy your trip south and keep the blog going. I've enjoyed checking in from time to time. Gotta live vicariously through others for the next year or two until I can pull the work plug.
Mike