All of which made for a pretty sleepless night. Added to that, most of the folks we ran into at the marina had spent their time telling us everything that could go wrong: we didn't dare take the boat out in any wind, we couldn't possibly have enough battery, we didn't have enough power (they were right about that one), the Middle River was a "mixer bowl" of wakes on the weekend........but still:
So here is what Sue Creek and the Baltimore Boat Center looks like about 5:30 AM when we set out.
Mungo, stressed to the max.
The problem was, our thruster motor ran out of battery early on. I did some creative wiring and spliced it into our main 12V feeds to the instruments, but that only gave us partial power.
So here we are at our pretty new home. It's really nice here. More later as soon as I get this phone tethering thing worked out a bit better, but we're fine and happy.
More shortly, along with a list of the things we've learned on this project so far.