Our plan was to motor out and anchor in the shallows just upwind of the park and watch the fireworks.
Thanks to Joe Grand for this photo and others.
continues the Free Yacht saga begun at How to Get a Free Yacht
Here's the table of contents of the whole saga:
Chapter 1: How to Get a Free Yacht
Chapter 2: Maiden Voyage of the Free Yacht
Chapter 3: Fix Broken Stix and other Trix
Chapter 4: Outboard Motor Mutilates Foot
Chapter 5: It's sinking and it's on Fire.
Chapter 6: How To Give Away a Free Yacht
Chapter 7: Get an Even Better One and Fabulize it.
Chapter 8: Celebrate Freedom
Chapter 9: Technicolor Dreamboat
Chapter 10: Privateer Knot
Chapter 11: Dismasted!
Chapter 12: Kiteboat!
Chapter 13: Mast Raising
Step 1: Invite Lots of People
Dan sent out this invitation:
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 15:46:32 -0800
From: Dan Goldwater
Step 2: All Aboard!
We were about to depart several times but people kept calling to say they were coming, and please wait. So we hung out on the boat and kept running to the gate to let people in.
Some people started grilling veggies up at the bow of the boat.
Before long there were a whole lot of happy people on board. It's a huge boat, 18 feet wide, seemingly about the size of a tennis court on deck. Our waterlines only got pushed down a an inch or two. The boat got more and more stable as the big vee-hull outriggers got wider waterlines.
It was warm out, the water of the bay was warm, and the wind was blowing toward shore, which would be a stone's throw away. Lists of other conditions relating to the safety of the situation ensue etc. etc.