The night after the SF Bay
Rendevous July 13 I had to take the dog ashore for a poo and a pee. I tied the dink on to the stern hand hold wiht a clove hitch and then two half hitches so that it wouldn't slip off. "Good knots I thought to myslef. Well when I woke up the next morning there was only the kayaks left. No dink. I knew the knot
was good put the painter is that polpro line that doesn't hold a knot
worth a damn. First thing I did was look at the Chart Plotter and saw that the majority of the time the stern was pointing at the Richmond San Rafel Bridge. I jumped in the Kayak
and paddled about 2 miles up the shoreline and didn't see a thing.
Called the CG the next day and they hadn't seen or heard of anything. Well "Someone got a nice dinghy
." I thought. I hadn't marked the dinghy
at all b/c I was researching the T/T identification. Well I started looking for a new dink and found a nice West Marine
HP floor with a 4 stroke
. I got it for a reasonable price
On August 6th I got the first email
CAT 460, then over the course of the next few days I was contacted by Dr. Moreau, John 540, Scotte, and I feel like I missed someone but am not sure who. (On edit it was Squeaks I had missed) The messages were all the same -- Did you see the 8/6 version of 'Lectronic Latitude.
Lost Your Dinghy?
August 6, 2008 – San Rafael
Officer Mark Hedeen of the San Rafael Police Department emailed asking for help in locating the owner of a small inflatable
dinghy that washed up on Red Rock several weeks ago. "It's very new and I'm sure the owner would like to have it back," Hedeen reported. He says the dinghy is a 9-ft grey Zodiac
with an electric motor
. If you think it's your dinghy, or may know who it belongs to, leave a message for Officer Hedeen at (415) 485-3000. And be sure to email LaDonna
of the reunion — we're suckers for happy endings.
It was difficult to get in touch with Officer Hedeen b/c of our conflicting schedules but I finally was able to do so and although I haven't had time to get to the Bay Area and pick it up yet (actually my Brother is going to pick it up for me). I am now the owner of two nice inflatables. Thanks to everyone who took the time to steer me toward the Lat 38 link.
What a great group of people.