Archive | October 2016

Fuel tank

The beginning…

It was Sunday morning, July 5th, and we had anchored at Quarry Bay on Stockton Island. We were preparing to head back to Roys Point, the end of another weekend sailing. It was one of those perfect mid-summer mornings: sunshine, cool, and absolutely no wind. The lake was still and as smooth as glass. So we started the engine to drive back to the marina. After warming her up for a few minutes, we put her in gear to retrieve the anchor. The engine quits. We tried to restart her several times, but she simply wouldn’t.  With no wind, we weren’t sailing back.  We were stuck.
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