Finished the orange boat & next video

It wasn’t quite right looking, that ’90s motor on the ’69 boat. So Griffin realized the motor hood should be white, the way they used to do it. Good call. While we’re at it, might as well fix the various paint flaws all around the whole thing.

Got the dashboard buttoned up, and it was finally time to take this boat for a real spin. Anyone know where this is?…

Launching from Korth’s Pirate’s Lair in the California Delta, near Rio Vista, was the perfect return to the water spot for this rebuild. We got her fired up and set out on the San Joaquin River to do some exploring in the nearby sloughs. Unfortunately, we only made it about a mile before we hit some day-ending engine trouble, in the electrical / spark control system. Anton did a great job troubleshooting, and I was working on keeping us off the rocks as, of course, the afternoon wind and chop built up. Managed to flag down a fancy boat, and they towed us back to the Pirate’s Lair while they sipped their Chardonnay. Do any of you have long stem wine glasses on your boat? Dad and Valda would approve.

So, Griffin & Taylor’s new boat needs one more go-through by a pro engine mechanic, and I’m sure Bill at Outboard Marine in Sausalito will easily sort it out.

Well, no one said they couldn’t stand edited video #1, so we’re going to keep going. Here you go, take a look at how Ravenswing and her various crew enjoyed February and March on Banderas Bay, before we abandoned the boat in the COVID rush home. This was a helluva good spring break, before 2020 went to hell…

2 thoughts on “Finished the orange boat & next video

  1. Thanks for sharing. This really makes me want to get back to the Bahia! Cam

    On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 8:29 PM F36 #005 Ravenswing – Trimaran Sailing wrote:

    > cartersboat posted: ” It wasn’t quite right looking, that ’90s motor on > the ’69 boat. So Griffin realized the motor hood should be white, the way > they used to do it. Good call. While we’re at it, might as well fix the > various paint flaws all around the whole thing. ” >

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