I couldn’t quite get to sleep last night, so instead of tossing and turning I spent an hour whipping this time lapse together last night. It is from my last hitch at ECO, call it The Last Ride of the C-Performer!…..well for me at least
It has been a while since I have done one of these. I guess I needed a shot that came from a camera other than my own, that and caught my eye!
A little texas chicken courtesy of 3rd Mate Brian Corain
Took a drive today and took a couple shots at Cohasset harbor. One lobster boat, the Ida Jean, really caught my eye. In a town of million dollar homes, soccer moms in Range Rovers, and very good high school lacrosse. This boat stood out as the image of the small town New England lobsterman. Hard working, a little rough around the edges, and made to ply its trade among the ledges and rocks of the coast.
Ida Jean stern shot
Ida Jean with a multi million dollar home in the background
I like these bow shots if you haven’t noticed!
Looking out the cnannel
My kind of home!
Another shot out the channel
Ran some of the RC fleet today and worked on the new boat a bit. It was a little too rough in the one cove I could run in, I had to avoid seemingly every retired man in Plymouth who was out fishing today! The red bull pursuit had a little mishap coming off a small wavelet, I learned two important lessons. One, never trust hatch tape alone to keep your now loose batteries from blowing the hatch off. Two, the flotation foam in the bow is super important!
Good old rice, the quicker water soaker upper
Later in the day I tabbed in the motor mount and stuffing tube for the new Archer Vice boat, and got the battery trays glued in.
People often talk of the so called brotherhood of the sea. It really does exist, even if it isn’t the creepy movie version you might think I am talking about. Though we will go out of our way to do something nice for other mariners, even ones we barely know. Call it the golden rule of working on floating prisons. So when a guy you know is coming through an area near you, it isn’t beyond you to rush down to the west end of the Cape Cod Canal. Take some photos, and like a rolling ambush rush to the west end and opposite bank of the canal to get a few more with better light!
ATB Dean Reinauer west bound at the railroad bridge CCC
ATB Dean Reinauer profile shot
ATB Dean Reinauer eastbound at the boat basin CCC
ATB Dean Reinauer, one of RTCs Facet tugs
ATB Dean Reinauer outbound at the east end CCC
A couple more shots I had forgetton to put up of the new C-Installer. I snapped these as she came inbound flotation canal a few weeks back. She certainly is a good looking rig.