To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Waterman Wedding

The marina had a wedding reception for a local waterman. That means a lot of deadrises tied up to C dock. Plus a tent. Plus a DJ. Plus some music.


There were perhaps five visiting deadrises.

It is the official Viginia state boat.

The good news is that they weren't (generally) all running their over-sized engines at once.


They generally have large engines that produce high torque at low RPM's with small water-lift mufflers (if they have a muffler at all.) They can be loud. Plus, because of the way the muffler works they have a crazy irregular beat to the engine noise. A kind of characteristic deadrise throb that carries over the water for miles.

The helm position is almost always ¾ of the way aft and on the starboard side. In a proper old-school boat, the steering is a stick with a wire loop to pull the rudder: forward for port, aft for starboard. A nicer boat will have a wheel and a Teleflex-style push-pull cable, but the wheel will be transverse mounted (i.e., sideways.)