Friday, June 24, 2011

Stubbed our toe on the second leg

After a delightful day ashore in cape may, we departed our anchorage at 0630 pn Thurs June 23 and motored out the cape may inlet. We turned north for Atlantic city and set our sails with motor assist and shortly after heard a rumbling noise from below. The engine appeared to be fine but the noise continued and was made worse when at higher engine rpms and on a broad reach with following seas. So we turned back to cape may and had the boat hauled. We removed the feathering high max tech prop and installed the original prop.
After a trip back out the pass, all was well under the same conditions!

Hot and tired, we did a few loads of laundry ,showered and David graciously insisted we dine again at the lobster house. After 1.5 hours enjoying a drink outside, we checked on our table inside. When we found it still not ready, we yawned and went back to the boat and enjoyed a delicious homemade, leftover cold meatloaf sandwich! Oh well, at least some restaurant is thriving in this economy ! A goodnight in a slip at utsch's marina.

We send this message from offshore while under sail for Atlantic City.
Saltily yours,
Cindra and David

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