As you know Capt Steve is away to the DR for his Coarse Director certification and I’m making a feeble attempt of covering the blog for him (wish me luck).
The participants of Florida Sea Base are having a grand time, everyone just needs to hold on a bit while on the water. 20 knots out of the east makes it a little rough, but everyone will have fun.
Our Hunter fleet (17’ day sailors’) took a pretty good hit these last couple of days. We lost a rig but found it, it didn’t go very far and two tiller explosions (hard to steer without a tiller). These little boats are rockets on the water. They will actually plane going down wind if you know what you are doing. Captain Dutch leads the “Shore Leave Day” and to maintain safety on the water. Not an easy task, but he does well with it.
The scuba side is under the gun a little, the BSA Tarpon lost another engine. Well not actually lost, we know where it is. I’m thinking it would make a nice addition to the trash pile (super secret lobster spot) but I’m sure the EPA, DEP, FBI, FFWC and the most importantly Capt. Paul Beal (GM) would disagree. Overall the Suzuki engines perform well but when they break getting parts and technicians are an issue.
Food and conference guru Tim Stanfill sent a couple more pictures of little Emma Lane. She is adorable.
Today is my step son Jeffery’s birthday, tomorrow is my granddaughter Audrey’s birthday and Richie returned from Italy for the summer. He’s grown 2 inches and has rearranged body mass.
Take care and be safe wherever you may be.