Friday, March 20, 2009

The Further Adventures of Captain Mike or Another Boat on Salt Cay

I'm in the process of assembling the Further Adventures of Captain Mike or Another Boat on Salt Cay. Yes, it's true... he's resurrected another boat. This one is quite a bit smaller than the M/V Porpoise and came together a lot faster! The picture on the left is the earliest picture I have of the boat. It was found about six or seven years ago by our friend, Ed Wieszczek, after it drifted into South Creek. He used a backhoe to move the thing up to North Beach... and it sat there until March 2009 when Mike took the sand out of it and began to fix it up. I'll go into a bit more detail in the actual "story" that will be linked on this blog but that's enough to let you know what we've been doing.

We woke up early this morning when the rain started pouring down! As soon as it was light Mike rode his bicycle down to the harbor to start bailing out the boat. Oops - one of the joys of boat ownership. I stopped by the harbor on the way to Island Thyme to use the internet and he was still bailing. It took over 1/2 an hour to get all the water out of the boat. But hey, it was still afloat!

Here's a picture taken by Mike James (First Mate of the unnamed boat) on the maiden voyage from North Beach to Deane's Dock.

The clouds are moving away and the sun is coming out. All the cisterns got lots of water and we're finding out just how well the patched roofs are working. It will be another glorious day on Salt Cay.

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