Tuesday, January 24, 2012

While at the fuel dock

The next time you're having a bad day, think about Orasio for a moment. After we were launched and tied up to the fuel dock, Wizard moved into the Travelift to be hauled out.  The owner told Orasio the aft sling was in the wrong place, but Orasio was sure about what he was doing.
Oops!  The sling was on the prop shaft and ruined it along with a very expensive prop.  Dick thinks maybe $10-15K. 
Roberto and Dick muscle the outboard out of the boat, onto the dock, up the stairs, to
Alan's vehicle.  It was time for its 20-hour check-up.
Afternoon waterfall.  As the tide goes out in the afternoon, water pours out from along the dock.  It's a lovely sound if not a lovely sight.


  1. Hola...we've found you online! Since we've been neighbours we hadn't thought of looking for your blog...just get your updates in person...so now we can follow whenever we both finally leave our respective docks!! Carol and Kelly

  2. Welcome Carol & Kelly, and thank you for adding a comment to the blog - many people say they have difficulty leaving comments- glad it wasn't the case with you. I look forward to staying in touch from wherever the winds may take us.