Okay–a quick post with some pix I took with my phone yesterday, while we were transporting a friend’s boat, below. I might flesh out the story later, when I have some more time.
This is Don’s lab Daisy, who moved (naturally) as soon as I took the pix. Or I just wasn’t very good with the phone cam 🙂
Ye olde salt himself, Don:
Dahood standing watch out of the forward hatch:
I’m in the forward hatch looking back at Don:
Dahood takes his turn at the helm:
**Update: So, as I promised, here’s more of the story. What we were doing was taking Don’s 31′ cabin cruiser down the Potomac to Mattox Creek, just below Colonial Beach. He had bought a bigger boat (40′ cabin cruiser) and was keeping it down there already. The prices were just too good for him to keep it up on the Occoquan (where he was keeping the 31 footer).
Don had asked me on Thursday or Friday before if I would help, and I said that I probably would be heading in to see my Dad after his knee surgery. As you know, I didn’t, so I called Don up on Sunday morning and asked if he was still wanting my help.
He said yes, and in a couple of hours he would be at the boat. So I called up my bro Dave and he said that he’d like to help out, too.
So he headed down on the metro, and I headed up to Springfield and we each got there at about the same time. I picked him up and headed over to the marina, and Don was getting the boat ready.
We loaded her with the appropriate gear, then headed out. It was a great trip. Beautiful day, just warm enough with the bridge covered with the plastic and fabric topper. We all took turns at the helm, and had a great time just cruising at about 26 knots (if I remember correctly). Ship ran nearly perfectly.
Took us about 2 1/2 hours to navigate the Potomac from the Occoquan to Mattox Creek. Hardly saw a soul out there.
Again–what a great day on the water!