EVEN NOW; WITH A THOUSAND LITTLE VOYAGES UNDER MY BELT.
I STILL FEEL A MEMORIAL CHILL ON CASTING OFF.
Monday, March 1, 2010
ONCE AGAIN WE ARE ON THE HARD - hauling out at Playboy Marine for bottom work, re-alignment of the shaft and whatever boat maintenance can get done in a week.
Approaching Port Everglades is always nerve wracking. There were 6 cruise ships in port and weekends are always heavy boat traffic days - lets hope everyone remembers the rules of the road.
Originally the plan was to rent a car because it seemed impossible to get Izzy on and off the boat at her present 68 lbs and we came up with the idea she could sleep in the rental car. Well needless to say she was having no part of it and quickly learned how to climb the ladder up to the swim platform and then Rick got his daily workout bringing her back down. She cooperated beautifully - actually wrapping her front leg around his neck and not a wiggle out of her until she hit the ground.
Broulee hauling out.
Izzy paitently waiting at the top of the ladder.
Holding on for dear life - both of them.
Whew - safe on the ground.
Deb took this opportunity to fly out to Phoenix to visit her parents for a week at the wrinkle ranch. More on that later.
A few of the improvements to Broulee:
New bottom paint.
Newly galvanized prop.
Back in again - including all the dust, grime and dirt that is inescapable in a place like this.
Rick, Deb and Izzy aboard M/V Broulee