Willit Run?? Work Party, Bush River, MD - 22-23 June 2002
Realizing that our big trip to ScoutFleet will soon be upon
us, desiring to get in work hours for advancement to Apprentice, and knowing
that Mate Diamond can't do it all alone, Ship 25 turned out a work party to
report onboard Willit Run??, Mr. Diamond's 34' Silverton fly bridge
cruiser, on Saturday morning, 22 June, and stay
overnight. This way we got work done, got acquainted with the vessel
that will soon be our home for two weeks, and most important, HAVE FUN!
Mate Diamond, Master of the Willit Run??, takes in the morning breeze
awaiting the arrival of our reinforcements.
This is the fly bridge where the underway watch standers will stand their
post. Good view. Nice breeze.
The control station, or conning station, for Willit Run??. Twin
Chevrolet 350 V-8's, flow meter, depth gauge, radar, VHF Marine Radio with
DSC, you name it, Willit's got it.
Mrs. Duck keeps a close watch on things from her nest under the fly bridge
console. She's down to three eggs, so we all wish her the best of
After giving the boat a wash and wax, putting teak oil on the teak surfaces,
and painting the base of the boat davit, the Boatswain decided it was time
for swim call.
The troops en route to swim call.
There they go!
The Boatswain helps out with a fresh water wash down for the troops upon
returning from their swim.
Mr. Diamond whips up a "Fantastic " spaghetti supper in the galley for the
troops. Could this be a new secret ingredient?
Committee member Mary Wills helps serve the spaghetti.
The Boatswain helps Leah get her second helping.
After supper, it was time for a test run. Willit wanted to
stretch her sea legs after her long winter nap.
The crew mans the forward lookout station.
Under way, making way. As the Water Rat would say, "There is
simply nothing as much fun as messing about in boats," or as the
Skipper would say, "Ah, it's GREAT to be at sea again."
The perfect ending to a perfect day. After dark activities included an
ice cream run to the little store in Perryman, MD, and watching the locals
have fun. Details are censored.