With the start of the 2012 charter season fast approaching, it’s time to blow the dust off the crew, tune up the boat, and get things rolling. On Saturday, March 17th, the crew eagerly (OK, reluctantly) tackled the always enjoyable (OK, downright nasty) job of cleaning the bilge. For those of you who are not sure what the bilge is, it’s the boat’s basement where the engines live and breathe – and gurgle and crew spill oil, antifreeze, and whatnot. I'm not sure how to describe “whatnot,” but it’s easy to remove from the engine and impossible to remove from your shoes, clothes, and hands. The day began with a dirty bilge, strong soap, clean rags, and a hearty crew; the day ended with a clean bilge, dirty crew, and exhausted rags. There’s more cleaning to be done before the fist customer steps aboard, but the John Jack is close to being ready for the Coast Guard inspection and an exciting 2012 season of diving, fishing, and lobster dinner cruises. Follow our web page and join us for one, some or all of our adventures this year.
Captain Rich and the crew of the John Jack