Messing About With Other People’s Boats

Made a little extra this past weekend, delivering two boats from Gig Harbor to Blaine (practically Tana’s territory! If we had more time we would definitely have stopped by). One was a 37′ Fairliner, the other a 36′ Chris Craft. Both had minor issues (tranny, etc), but we were able to tow the Chris with the Fairliner. Well, until we ran out of fuel 7 miles from the destination marina. Then we towed the Fairliner with the Chris. An impressive feat by the captain when you consider that boat only had one working engine. Getting into the marina was tricky, but Brock pulled it off with his usual aplomb. Brock’s brother came along for entertainment (his? ours? both, really).

It turned out to be rather useful to have the three of us. I took this photo from the Fairliner as Brock and Clark manuevered the Chris Craft from her slip.

Anybody catch the significance there? Three of us. Two on the other boat. That means…

…I drove a boat all by my Big Girl self. Took it away from the dock, hung out while they got underway, motored around a bit. All. By. Myself.

I was only quaking in my booties a little bit.

No Responses to “Messing About With Other People’s Boats”

  1. Jamie
    April 29, 2009 at 9:18 pm #

    T, as it was, we didn’t get home til 11:30 Sunday night, with work looming bright and early Monday morn. One of these days, chica!

  2. bowiechick
    April 29, 2009 at 10:10 am #

    Sniff…lookit u all growed up and stuff.I’d have snuck down to Blaine for a drinky-poo.

  3. Anonymous
    April 29, 2009 at 5:04 am #

    Did you show the right signals,disabled adrift,not under own power,underway but without power,tow astern less than one cable.Boat moving with skippers lovely toes in slightly quaking booties.There are rules u know.Great pictures.

  4. rob
    April 29, 2009 at 3:18 am #

    Whoooooooa! I`m really proud of you. great job! Sooo what did the “Big girls blouses” have to do that kept them on the other boat and away from you then? just joking Brock :o((