Updated: Oct 21, 2021
The Eagle has landed...
Our 1967 Rybovich, Lone Eagle, left Fort Lauderdale Sept. 12th and arrived in Victoria last Monday. She was offloaded and a captain delivered her to Port Angeles. Pat found a couple of willing crew mates, Chris Bakken, SEA Marine partner and General Manger, and Clay Jones, SEA Marine mechanic extraordinaire, to join him and they ran her to Port Townsend on Friday...with only a minor setback.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew...
They made it out into the harbor and the port engine stopped pumping water. They shut it down and motored to a local dock on one engine. Inspection showed the port engine impeller was toast. Feeling some pressure to get going before the expected high winds and seas hit, they searched somewhat anxiously on foot and phones for a replacement. Luckily, Clay's PA connections came through and he was able to locate then replace the part and they set out again. The trip went remarkably smoothly, cruising at 18 knots, and they didn't hit the wind and waves until Point Wilson.
Lone Eagle in Admiralty Inlet then approaching the dock in Point Hudson Marina.
(Top Right: Lone Eagle offloaded from transport ship. Above Left: Clay & Chris en route to PT. )
SEA Marine Service Manager, Jeremy Lala and Andrew Bakken secured the boat at the dock and joined Chris & Pat
in a celebratory toast. Pat spent the weekend searching for the sources of a few leaks, preparing the boat for haul out to her winter home in the SEA Marine Navy Building and began compiling the TO DO list. More on that next time...