Jerry and Wendy’s Excellent Adventures……..
“A small adventure is better than no adventure at all.”
Our two day 123 NM adventure
We drive a rental car 5 hours to Edgewater Md, quickly check out and familiarize ourselves with the boat, return the rental car to Annapolis, are driven back to the marina and move boat to the fuel dock, we fill the fuel and water tanks, and get underway ASAP to arrive before dark in Solomons, MD.
We depart at dawn from Solomons and arrive at Zimmerman Marine, Cardinal two hours before low tide to be able to enter the tiny harbor entrance at the boatyard. After cleaning the exterior and interior, we turn the boat over to Zimmerman Marine with a copy of our log and a list of recommendations, and return to our Z36 Zimmerang, moored nearby.
This was our second Dettling 51 delivery. Ed Dettling built these exquisitely crafted motor yachts without compromise in Trappe, MD. Like many boat builders, his creations were limited production, expensive, and appreciated by a limited number of people who could afford them. And like many boat builders, eventually went out of business because their high quality standards couldn’t support a profitable business model. Dettling produced yachts with very advanced engineering that simplified access to all the systems, and integrated the complete yacht into a thing of efficiency beauty and speed.
Total Distance: 123 NM
Total Running Hours: 10
Average Speed: 12.3 Knots