Mockingbird took a reporter from the Observer out to the barge which is repairing the electrical cable so mainland power can be restored to the Island.
Yay! Let the charter season begin and the good times roll.
Mockingbird successfully completed her sea trials after her engine and outdrive were removed, completely rebuilt and reinstalled. It was felt that her proppeller pitch was placing a greater load on her engine than was proper, so a propeller with a less severe pitch was installed. A top speed of 18 knots (about 20 mph) was achieved. Cruising speed of 12-13 knots seems reasonable.