August 17, 2006
One Wet Ride!
This past weekend I relented and agreed to go out on my friend’s 17’ hard sided boat.
The plan was to leave Marblehead and head to Kettle Cove, which is about 6-7 miles away from Marblehead Harbor on the way towards Gloucester. With the wind steady and strong out of the N/ NW at about 20 knots, we began our journey. As soon as we left the harbor, we were soaked!! The ride was dicey at best and we were hanging on for dear life. Every time the boat would slam down off a wave, water would be splashed up in the air and the wind would throw it back into the boat and all over us. Horrible ride to say the least. After about a half hour of this, we decided to head home for calming waters and put our Kettle Cove plans on hold.
After our shortened boat ride, I couldn’t wait to get back on a RIB! Looking back on it, I’m glad I had the opportunity to experience how “other boaters” live – spending so much time on a RIB, you sometimes forget just how great the ride is and how lucky you really are. Needless to say, my friends and I have plans to head back to Kettle Cove this weekend – this time on my RIB!
Posted by ribcraftusa at August 17, 2006 12:04 PMBack To Index