At 2:30 we left our dock and headed
out into Lake St. Clair. Our friends Jackie and Rob left in their
boat, and the plan was to drop off Tick Tock Too at our dealer Sun
Sport Marine on the Clinton River, where they would pick us up. Then
we would travel the short ways up the River to McMachen Marine where
they would drop off their boat for the winter.
We got out the channel and throttled
up. Wow, the boat got up on plane in a hurry, and we hit 35mph, helped
by the fact that the boat was so much lighter with all the
"stuff" off of it. Just when you think you're going
"fast", Rob and Jackie pass us at about 60mph in their
Formula 382 Fastec. It was still sunny, but quite windy, and we
stopped out in the lake to chat. We decided to head to Beach Grille
for an early dinner, and we followed them there.
Beach Grille ended up being closed,
so we went the short ways to Jack's Restaurant. Docking was tricky
with the strong wind. And surprise, who should help up tie up, but
Bill and Mary from Instead Of. Their boat was temporarily at Emerald
City Marina, just on the other side of our dock. And then, we saw our
friends Brian and KCB go by in their boat heading to their slip nearby
at Jefferson Beach Marina. Quite interesting to see everyone on our
After a nice dinner, we took Tick
Tock Too to Sun Sport and tied up. I took note of the total miles
recorded on the chartplotter for the 2007 season; 1000.4.
We then jumped on Rob and Jackie's
boat to head to McMachen. They had left a car there, so after we got
their boat tied up, we went back to MacRay Harbor before heading home.