was for some heavy winds but our Bravo 13 mooring
in the Catalina
Isthmus Cove would leave us pretty protected. Unfortunately the wind
clocked around during the night (as they tend to do with the passing low pressure) and they didn't diminish before flipping our inflatable
with its 3-hour run-time outboard
upside down for the night.
We'd taken everything but the outboard
out of the dinghy
and positioned fenders to reduce any abrasive damage during the night, but what could we have done to prevent it from flipping ? Filling it with water
comes to mind ? Any special ways of tying up that keeps the flip from happening ?
runs again after the local engine
shop drained the oil
and got it started. We probably ran it for an hour in the cove after we got it back but I assume the electronics
will need replacing at some point due to corrosion