M/V Shangri-La CruiseBlog

This is the Cruise Journal of the M/V Shangri-La crewed by Cap'n Kenny and Nancy Sallee of Oconto, WI.

22 November 2012
28 July 2012 | Oak Orchard, WI
28 July 2012 | Pensaukee, WI
15 July 2012 | Oconto, WI
25 June 2012 | Oconto, WI
23 June 2012 | WavePoint Marina, Little Sturgeon, WI
09 June 2012 | Oconto, WI
28 August 2011 | Oconto, Wisconsin
22 August 2011 | Oconto, Wisconsin
20 August 2011 | Oconto, Wisconsin
28 July 2011 | Little Sturgeon Bay, WI
19 July 2011 | Bay of Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 July 2011 | Oconto Yacht Club, Oconto, WI
15 August 2010 | Oconto Yacht Club, Oconto, WI
14 August 2010 | Menominee, MI
13 August 2010 | Menominee, MI
05 July 2010 | The Bay of Green Bay
04 July 2010 | The Bay of Green Bay
03 July 2010 | The Bay of Green Bay
02 July 2010 | The Bay of Green Bay

Horseshoe Island Cruise Day 6

05 July 2010 | The Bay of Green Bay
Cap'n Kenny
Before turning in last night, the winds picked up blowing over 20 mph with gust speeds of over 27 at Sister Bay. But when I got up at 6:00 this morning, there was no wind and the water was like glass. This was starting our 6th day here at Horseshoe Island and we were ready to go home. Barb got a little too much sun but we both had a great time here.

We all pulled out around 11:30 hours this morning. We were trail in a flotilla of 4 boats. We hit a little rain coming back but the water was calm. Cruising at around 18 mph, we made the 40 mile trip back to Oconto in about 3 hours. I was able to get our boat up to 24 mph at 3400 RPM and she handled fine.

The lead boat wanted to pull into the gas dock when we got back to the yacht club but another member's boat was already there. So, he continued on to his slip. The next boat backed into a vacant slip to wait until the other boat was out so he could fuel up and pump out his waste tank. The third boat waited for the second boat to complete his maneuvers, and started to drift backwards into the shallows. I warned her on the radio not to go back any further. I know what it's like to drift backwards into shallow water because I've done it myself a couple of years ago on the Menominee River and had to be pulled off. She pulled forward but unfortunately, she bumped a channel buoy marker and it's chain got tangled in her outdrive. A couple of the club members came to her rescue and pulled her into her slip. When she was clear, I backed our boat into our slip and called it a day.
Vessel Name: Shangri-La
Vessel Make/Model: The Shangri-La is a 35' steel hulled 1960 Chris-Craft Roamer Express Cruiser Deluxe 6S. Hull # ROX35-418
Hailing Port: Oconto, WI
Crew: Master - Kenny D. Sallee, First Mate - Nancy L. Sallee
About: Captain Kenny Sallee is licensed by the United States Coast Guard as a Master of Steam or Motor Vessels for the Great Lakes and Inland Waters with a Master Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement. Coast Guard License # 000206821.
Extra: The Shangri-La is a USCG documented vessel with a Coastwise Unrestricted Trade Endorsement in service as a Passenger Vessel (6 or fewer).
Home Page: http://www.owfish.com
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