I saw BlackOaks sweet boat sailing downwind, looking through the glasses I couldn't see any engine
exaust or sails
I thought, that SOB got home early and failed to clue me in.
Then I thought WTF, do I gotta go out there half drunk on easter while in the middle of changing my 14 portlight gaskets?
As George Thourogood said "but i was tired".
So I goes to the landlady and says I cant pay the rent.
But what I was really thinking was, WTF, everyone in Key West
thinks I'm Jesus Christ, saving one poor boater at a time. Dinghies are flopping over or sinking in a breeze or breaking free, etc. It's crazy.
But, as I have mentioned in another post about our dear member
BlackOak, that he left his boat in great shape when he left for vacation
, especially for being fairly new to liveaboard
sailing. He was very aware and responsible to his boat and his neighbors with the condition and preparedness (is that a word?).
He gave me keys to the engine
laz, bicycle at the docks, and left me a pack of smokes and I don't even smoke. I have been pumping the bilge
regularly as the stuffing box is a bit runny.
His boat was drifting fast in 20kts or just shy, towards the rocks on Fleming
Key Naval Base. The guy with the $700,000 catamaran
, which his boat barely missed while drifting called the guys with the "big guns" the military was its way. Mike (catamaran) called the boys off saying the vessel was secured.
Mr, BlackOak was fast to answer his phone
to answer my questions for how to Start this damn motor
. I had all keys necessary previoussly supplied by BlackOak for rodes, fenders etc to secure "Ana".
It ruined my buzz and I couldn't regain.