Saturday, August 10, 2019

Stopping is the problem...

Red Head was splashed this week, but not before there was one last issue. After having the mufflers and exhausts on both engines worked on, a leak was discovered in the port muffler when Dad powered up the engines.


Red Head had to be towed from the haul-out well to the dock by a boatyard skiff - actually, two skiffs, one in front and one in back. While it was impressive to watch them get her underway, it was more impressive to watch them bring her up to the dock and stop her - with no damage to the people or the boat. A quick repair followed and she was ready to set off.

There’s been several days of cleaning boatyard slim off Red Head, a final run to the grocery store, and general tidying up. Tomorrow the crew looks forward to throwing off the lines and heading out.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

made your way up the Potomac.... how long will you be in DC?

MV Red Head said...

We plan on being here about a month.