Turns out, Oh Joy's season is over after the old Perkins
threw a rod. We started out on a nice hull speed
close reach up to the San Juan
Channel on the way to Friday Harbor:
We ran into a 6 knot current
through the rocks with no wind
and had to fire up the Perkins
to stay off the real estate. As you can hear, the engine
was going South fast. It didn't sound like this earlier.
Later, it ended up locking tight as we dodge more rocks after midnight trying to get home. Vessel Assist to the rescue
once again. Now I have to figure out how to get through Deception Pass and into Maritime Services at LaConner with no engine
in a 5 knot
. It oughta be fun.