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Posted: 30 Aug 2011 at 4:38pm
Hello all,
The first outing happened on 8/28/2011 under power. The outboard ran as well as can be expected for a motor that was under water for months. Took us out and brought us back. . . twice. Once for luck, just Verna and I, and the second trip with her son, his wife, and the grandson. Sometimes ran rough, but kept running.

I moved the boat today to another temporary dock. Access to water let me use the pressure washer to move the mud. Battery life for the bilge pump, and the heat, caused an early quit time for me. Worked from 8:00 AM to 12:45 and got a LOT of mud out. Looking better all the time. Wink

To stay at this dock, I have to build some fender boards to keep the shrouds away from the support poles for the dock. At present it is tied away and partially aground. The lake is dropping 1" per day and we need rain badly.

Will try to keep the updates coming with pertinent information and fotos when I can get some good ones and learn to upload them.

Thanks to all for the interest,
John T.

Posted: 30 Aug 2011 at 10:32pm
the easiest way to post photo's is to open a free Flickar account with Yahoo. Ties into your email real easy and is easy to post with. And it's a great place to store pics of your restoration project! It's what I used to post pics of my hatch cover to one of your earlier requests.

Beautiful boats and fair winds!
Dolphin #300
Grande Finale

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