New Yahama 15hp (aka Mr. Outboard Motor) with security cable for overnight!
The dinghy looked in poor shape, as it has some slow leaks, and in the last two weeks has deflated some. We were able to use a halyard to raise up the dinghy, and then guide it over the life lines into the water!
I then took out the dinghy for the engine break-in! I had to run it with double oil for the first tank. The first hour, I could only go half throttle, but it was enough to put it on plane. A couple of dolphins hung around for a few minutes, but they quickly got bored with my slow speed and left for more fun things. After a couple of hours of running around, I was able to run at full throttle, which was too way too fast for this little dinghy with only one person aboard. It is nice to have some power! On the following blog, there is a short video of our trip to Mango Creek in the dinghy. It does get up and scoot! Hang on mom!!!!