This morning Pacific came back to the marina so now there's Atlantic (the huge three masted sailboat), Rock.It, Odessa II and Pacific. Watching Pacific put out the fenders and lie parallel to Odessa II we thought they were going to side tie !!!
Turns out Pacific was parallel "parking" right in front of Odessa II. It looked like Pacific was never ending as she backed up and just kept coming and coming until we were sure she'd end up with her stern on shore. The amazing thing is that she fit !
After they were done "parking" we took the dinghy out for a spin with our coffee cups in hand. When I went out by myself the other night and went full throttle I got up on a full plane and must have been doing 10 knots and even with both of us aboard we did a respectable 4-5 knots. We have still used less than two liters of gasoline but I think the engine is getting tired of the extra-rich oil mixture that we put in for the break-in. It is almost embarrassing to walk up to the fuel dock and ask for a gallon of gasoline, especially when one of the mega-yachts has just been up there and bought fuel by the ton !
We just heard from Revery that they are transiting the canal today ! Flying Sideways will probably be here or in Coco bay some time this week. Cetacean is still headed for the canal and Ventured is looking for a weather window to come back up here too. Sail La Vie is taking off to head South later today and Sea Star went out for a day-or-two fishing excursion.
Rough life, especially if you try to do something in the heat !