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Old 07-08-2013, 09:52 AM   #16
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City: Missourah
Country: USA
Vessel Name: M/V Scout
Vessel Model: Sundowner Tug 30'
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 645
Epic weekend.
27 hours at the helm of a 2014 Cantius 45. The Volvo IPS600's were great. Absolutely no bow rise bringing the boat up to plane. Cruised at 22knot @ 3000rpm. IPS600 - Engine Range : Volvo Penta
Multiple groups of concert production people and "VIPs". Delivered here and there to different locations. Mostly waterfront bar/restaurants.
I did more dockings in two days than I do in my boat in a year. The POD joystick is "cheating" but fun.
Did pick up Nelly @ 10pm from private residence Sat and deliver him to the concert (which was underway) and took him back after the VIP party somewhere around 3am Sunday. Non event.
I lost my 'first mate' shortly after that. He fell in love with a KC Chiefs cheerleader and wanted to follow her 'home'. He did say please several times.
Finally, I had a nice quiet 10 mile ride back to the marina where I single handed a side tie at the boats home dock. 5am as I stepped off the boat and headed for my truck.
Great to get paid to burn a $1000 worth of fuel through to a brand new boat in air conditioned comfort....still a 'trawler guy' though.

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