Arrow shows location where BooBooTinTin spent the night
I flagged another dinghy down as it passed by and tried to get a rescue going on but THAT dinghy had pressing business and just kept on going with a "sorry". As I stood in the cockpit thinking "Fins and snorkel" I saw another dinghy waking from the night before. With coffee in hand and a smile the second dinghy spearheaded a rescue attempt and we were off. When we got over to BooBooTinTin the water was too skinny for the motor and we had to row the big inflatable across the silt covered flat. We finally made contact and lead BooBooTinTin out of the muck. Without so much as a "Sorry for staying out all night" or even "I ran out of gas" comment he is all back at home. And he is grounded for 3 months!
During the time BooBooTinTin was missing it gave me time to run the numbers of the impact a "LOST" dinghy would impact to the budget cruiser. The cheapest replacement I could find in the crunch would be over $300, to completely replace what was lost is over $1500 and a "new" upgrade around 3K. Not an acceptable mistake in securing the dinghy!
Thanks Gill for saving the day!
I would like to thank Gill from m/v Suits Us for taking me out to fetch our dinghy that slipped away in the night. He was telling me of a dream his wife had just up the west coast of them loosing their dinghy into the vast blue of the Gulf of Mexico. Maybe she was foreseeing the events of today.
Oh and I just found out that a restore on our computer just deleted Turbotax and the return I had ready to file. So now I am reentering all the data instead of heading out to Key Largo! Damn! And now the internet is acting up! Oh well, i could be at work.