Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Presidential Attack On Our Freedom

Gotcha! You thought this was going to be a political rant. Assume nothing.

The Presidential yacht Honey Fitz, commissioned in 1918 and in use by all presidents from that time through Nixon, is berthed in the marina where we're staying.

It has been fully restored and looks beautiful.

The current at this facility runs VERY strong. The captain was trying to get back into his slip. The cross current pushed him very close to the stern of s/v Freedom. (hence, The Attack) He backed off just in time and got pinned against the pilings by the 4 knot current.

After a LOT of wrestling, they managed to swing the bow around and bring it into the slip next to us. At slack tide, they'll move it back to their regular assigned slip. Some teak trim got scuffed up but otherwise no harm. 

You can see how much bigger she is compared to our Freedom. No way we could have fended off. We successfully dodged a Presidential incident. Someday I'll tell the story of my "run in" with the FBI.


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