I threw on a 17 lb brisk-a-potomus for tomorrow's festivities. this thing was a beast! Pics to follow at some point should I get mad enough at it to go out there and lift the dome.
I noticed my maverick and my dome were 70 degrees off so I pulled out the "bet settler" (Thermapen). I took out the dome thermo, stuck the thermapen in the hole and sure enough, Maverick and thermapen were a few degrees off but both essentially right. I calibrated in water and the dome thermo was exactly off by what Thermapen said it was when inserted into the dome thermo hole. Pretty cool way to check your dome thermo and can do it on the spot at the egg instead of boiling water.
As many of you have seen on the news. we have had quite a drought down her in central TX and my entire marina has been pushed to another part of our lake for about a year. I have not even been over there to check on it because I am pouting about it. We have family in town (hence the Brisk-A-Potomus mentioned above) so I thought I'd get after it and see if I could raise it from the dead one more time. We got over there, worked for 3 hours to get it cleaned up. it's 36 feet long and was covered in spiders and duck crap and there is no running water so we had to do it with lake water and buckets- good times for all. We got it done, got both motors fired up, pulled out of the slip and realized that the steering was not working! The wind was howling and this thing weighs 20,000 lbs and here we were with no steering out of the slip. Fortunately when you have 2 motors you can steer with the transmission so I got us back into the dock safely. The cousins were pissed that they had to work for 3 hours hauling buckets of water only to be denied their day on the lake. No big deal- we were low on hydraulic fluid and it's being fixed as we speak but a little scary for all involved.
thank god for Brisket and Vodka....and probably boourbon before it's all over :)
I share this boat with @lakewade
(on this forum) so this is the first he is hearing about it.
Take that you watermelon throwing, rum guzzling bastid! :))
Peace and good times to all this week