Took the old girl out the other weekend.
I kept it in Hartlepool marina for the weekend.
Had some nice weather and a good couple of days steaming about.
Managed to assist in a tow of a yacht who had lost his engine and head sail.
The old chap was flapping quite a bit.
He could have dropped the hook or raised his main sail but he was drifting in the tees anchorage; he just wanted to get out. I gave him a tow until the orange taxi arrived!
It was nice to be on the other end of the tow rope for a change!!
Then had a ride up the river tees.
Over the weekend the RIB behaved perfectly. New winch and wobble rollers doing their bit during the recovery.
I only managed to bugger a couple of things.
1, Fishing line, (and I mean a lot of fishing line), round the prop.
2, The switch on my instrument panel for the power to the radio has badly corroded and snapped off.
3, need to check the seal to the top of the fuel tank, (still paranoid about water getting in).
4, managed to bugger the clutch on my old trooper; never mind, I'll get another one on e bay, (trooper that is).
Good fun, looking forward to the next outing.
Silent but deaf-lee