Florida is well known for it’s rude and inconsiderate boaters who think they own the waterways! We’d been warned of this and experienced it a few times with fast moving boats not slowing down while passing. The wakes that they cause make for a real “rock ‘n roll” experience and everything that’s not held down goes flying all over the place.
So there we were, slowly ambling down the waterway when I see a large sportfisher approaching at speed from behind. I tell Mary to fasten her seat belt but, no, she’s had enough of this rudeness!!
She grabs the radio microphone and blasts out “WILL THAT SPORTFISHER APPROACHING SO FAST IN VERO BEACH HARBOUR PLEASE SLOW DOWN TO PASS US!!!!”
Don’t worry about identifying ourselves or our position!! That sportfisher knows who he is and THE ADMIRAL HAS SPOKEN!!!!
I look back and, sure enough, he has backed down and passes us a very sedate pace and gives us a friendly wave with a sheepish grin as he passes
Now some more on anchoring!
We have deployed my new Manson Supreme anchor for the past 5 nights and it has set first time every time and held like a dream – even in changing currents I am well pleased!!
And what about my new water maker? Well, we’ve been using water very liberally with nice showers including hair washing etc. We’ve not been conserving water at all. So, I have run the water maker for a total of 2 1/2 hours since our last fill at a marina. Well guess what? I accidentally noticed – I didn’t actually look as I wasn’t expecting it – that the water was flowing out of the tank’s overflow pipe!!! I had produced more in 2 1/2 hours than we had used in 5 days!!! I love it Who knows when the tank had reached full???
Dinghy saga. This continues as the repair in Fernandina Beach has not been successful so we have to take the dinghy to another dealer for an assessment and hopefully a replacement!
So what else? Well everything has been running pretty smoothly So no dramas to write about!