"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester when asked why he carried so much alcohol on his solo sail around the world.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Video Page Added

I've added a new page, pages are on the right side of the screen, for videos. Check back often as I'll probably add a new video about once a week.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jimmy John's

Looks like Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches has named a sandwich after Bootlegger. What the conspiracy theorist will notice is that the sandwich is number 14, the same number as Peterson/Wiggers 37's built. Photo taken by John Hanks.


Friday, June 14, 2013

The After

Photos taken by Homer, he owns the Hinckley 38 seen in previous postings, on Friday, June 14 at 11:32 with a water level of 25.5. Lots of mud, stink, and mosquitoes. The straps did their job, kept Bootlegger and the cradle as one when she started to float.

Friday, June 7, 2013

I Didn't Know That...

Turns out that the Mississippi river level graph in the Friday, May 31 posting is live. It updates on it's own and shows the actual river levels.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

She Floats

I was able to get into the harbor today, Tuesday, June 4 to check on Bootlegger. All of the pictures below were taken between 10 AM and noon with a water level of 34.88 ft., which should be the crest. Look at the post below for a comparison.
 Approaching the harbor from the river.

 Just inside the sailboat harbor.

 There's a road under all that water in front of the sailboats.

 She floats. Actually, she's lightly bouncing on the bottom.

 A friend's Hinckley 38 that was moved to a high spot right before the flood struck. She was located at a lower spot than Bootlegger.
 A Morgan 30 next to the Hinckley.

 The lift well is about 10 ft. under.

 Another shot of Bootlegger. The straps to the cradle worked, Bootlegger and the cradle move as one.

 That's a propane tank floating behind Bootlegger, it's tied off to trees. What me worry?

 The Alberg 35 next to Bootlegger, also strapped to it's cradle.

 From the deck of Bootlegger.

 Another deck shot. The cockpit scuppers, drains, were clogged with leaves from the tree behind Bootlegger, but not a drop down below.

 Bloch Marine's travel lift on the highest hill in the harbor. Just inches out of the water.

 From the deck of Bootlegger. The blue Pearson 44 fell over in the last flood when the stands moved.

 Inside Bloch Marine's shop.

 To the left is the entrance to the harbor.

 Bootlegger and the Alberg 35 tied together. You can see the anchor line off of the stern of Bootlegger.

 Bootlegger tied to trees and strapped to the cradle.

 A pontoon boat inside of Bloch Marine's shop loaded with all of the office equipment on it.

 Stern view of the Hinckley 38.

 Truck for sale. Recently washed and engine flushed. Cheap.

The red van is proof that when they there's a flood coming you probably should move your vehicle away from the river. On the other side of the shed is a green pick-up truck. Dumb ass'.
 Another picture of the lift.

 The Lakefront docks to the left, a road between the trees, and the river to the right. At least that's how it's supposed to be.
Veronica's Ericson 28 floating high and dry at her dock. What really surprised me was that power is still on at all of the docks.