Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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.........."What followed was the tow from hell. It was so fast that it felt like we were inside a donut behind a speed boat. We radioed to ask them to slow down but they said they could not go below 8 knots as they were ‘only idling’ the engine and would lose steerage otherwise. This was almost as bad as being in the storm, but at least it only lasted four or five hours. "
Gail doesn't seem to have deserved that experience, but the Cha Cha's skipper had some karma coming his way.
On the other hand, were you able to tell what would possess Gail to get on that rag tag boat with a stranger and set out to sea? From the pics of Cha Cha, I would question being below decks at a dock. Shake hands, throw my crew bag below and chop lines? No stinking way......
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