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Boating in 2020

Making an effort to get out more this year. We never got the boat in the water last year.
We were out on Pleasant Hill Reservoir in July with Laura's gang and then had the boat at Lakeside for the week August 1-8. We were out on Tuesday with Alex & Mattie and Wednesday with Laura's gang. This was on Sandusky Bay. We used the Dempsey ramp on Marblehead.
I filled the fuel tank before going out. The engine hours were 193.9. I put 16.904 gallons in the tank. After the two trips on Sandusky Bay, the engine hours were 196.5

Alex at the helm

Cedar Point from Sandusky Bay
Here we are on Pleasant Hill Reservoir
I'm getting the itch real bad for a sailboat, but having fun with the Crownline, so maybe I'll wind up with two boats.

August 16, 2020 - Took John's family out on Clearfork Reservoir yesterday evening. We were in the water at 7 and back out a few minutes after 8PM. It was fairly overcast so I had the lights on that last 15-20 minutes. Probably weren't required, but I had worked during the afternoon getting them working so hey, let's burn them! That was the first time out on Clearfork in a power boat. We went all the way down to the dam. We tried exploring some areas off the main center of the lake, but quickly got into more shallow stuff than I cared to deal with. The last thing I wanted was a tangled prop. I had that once on a sailboat. Alex was able to clear it and we got back OK, but I wasn't looking for a repeat, so we staid to the deeper water.

I also discovered a seemingly very nice 22 sailboat for sale on Facebook for about half or even less than what it was worth. I planned to go and have a look today, but the guy contacted me yesterday evening and said he had sold it. I'm sort of in morning. I think it will be a long time before I see another deal like that. Of course I'm making an assumption that it was as nice as it appeared. But even if it had a hole in the bottom, I think it was worth the price. Lesson learned.. when you see a deal, you better not wait.

Hours at the end of the season: 197.5. Total hours of operation this season, 3.6 hours. Better than nothing, but still kind of sad. But you don't get this kind of info from a sailboat. You'd have to keep a log.