Two and a half men "walk" their boat out of shallow,
rock strewn boat fairway at Utah Lake State Park.
Low water levels threaten to damage new docks at the marina.
Lowering water levels also trap Miakoda in her slip.
After several attempts, and days of effort by friends and dock mates....
It's time to call in the professionals from Cross Marine Projects.
Assessing the problem . . .
The keel is about 9 inches lower than the "dock to dock" underwater bar.
Didn't the old docks have that same underwater bar???
Possible Deja Vu Award Nomination here?
(the non-lethal version of the Darwin Award)
For Jim Cross and amazing crew,
Miakoda was only "mostly stuck".
Since before the closure of Geneva Steel (1944 - 2001), a major polluter of Utah Lake, Jim Cross has been a staunch advocate for the improvement and responsible use of what he has often referred to as an undiscovered "gem", right here in our own back yard. What qualifies Mr. Cross as an expert? He has supervised containment and clean up efforts for some of the most challenging and dangerous underwater operations throughout the world. Although kept busy by out-of-country clients, Jim and his crew made room in their jam packed schedule to commit time, resources and expertise to help one Utah sailor get his boat free from the grips of dock underwater superstructure and lowering lake levels. Moving Miakoda to the transient docks, prior to "hauling out" was a major piece of the puzzle solved by the Cross team. The saga continues with our next newsletter . . .
"The amount of time and effort that Jim and his crew did to getting out Miakoda out of her slip is and was truly wonderful. They took the time to do it safely and correctly by managing the hazards that they saw. I love boating and Utah Lake so when someone like Jim Cross is willing to help it is greatly appreciated. Thanks again Jim."
Mitch Mahana (owner of Miakoda)
Bonneville Sailing appreciates Jim Cross's support of Utah Lake and his generosity with his time and resources, not only to benefit Utah Lake but to help those who love and use it.
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39th Wooden Boat Festival
September 11- 13
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Cruise to Catalina Island
October 21 - 24
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