22 December 2008

Cruisin for some Cruzan

Needless to say we are not kayaking these days. But we are rummin'. Bought a bottle of Cruzan bottled in the USVI. Good smoothe dark estate bottled stuff.
Now you know you will not hear much about the subtle nuances of oak with tannins from barnacles or stuff like that.

It's simple: This stuff tastes good

I was going to try Hudson river Rum but at $39.99 for 375 ml1! A little out of this guys price range for now.

However I am a little disappointed by the rum selection at Arlington Wine and Liquor which otherwise is one hell of a store. Excellent service.

Just very little rum to choose from.

Which is why we peruse the Middle Ground flats making sure that what little rum supply there is does not run out.

I remain: landlocked until spring

Capt. (No class whatsoever) PW Wayneright

13 October 2008

Brought the Baby Barnacles On Patrol Today

Johnathan Livingston Seagull the XII gives (or better yet leaves behind) his opinion of Barrack Osama on his perch at buoy #271 near Coxsackie Sunday October 5th.
In honor of Columbus Day Another Mutiny sailed under electric power today. On board was the captain and the two little barnacles. We landed on Middle Ground Island and immediately Abby found buried treasure. She dug up a dollar bill buried there by PW Jr. yesterday. PW buried his dollar on the island instead of putting it under the mattress. Ya see the little ones often look under Jr's mattress for buried treasure. Jr buried the dollar since he had no other idea how to survive last weeks financial turmoil.

We encountered no gun fire today. Came across two other pirates building a get warm fire on the east side of the island. Seems their rum boats filled with water.........

They said they were fine and we sailed on back to port.

Capt. Lowest Class Parsons W. Wayneright.

12 October 2008

We're not Hunting Wabbits Anymore

Photo on bottom is a recently sunken rum smuggler's boat taken out by Another Mutiny. Above, damage done to a riverfront home as a result of recent fighting over the rum trade on The Middle Ground Flats.
As the boating season comes to a close and the financial crisis deepens the competition for rum on the Hudson intensifies. No longer a gentleman's came of gaining market share, open gunfire is now the name of the game.

All that shall end this afternoon as another mutiny launches a double stealth attack in order to restore order. Rumor has it Stewart House and Yanni's III have been exchanging gunfire as well in order to lure boaters to their bars.
It shall be a beautiful day on the flats..............may even smoke a stogie while floating along with the tide........that is after we restore law, rum and order.....

Now if they would just return to shooting ducks instead of rum boats.

This is the prized liquid currently causing all the trouble on the flats. Click the bottle to find out more about the nectar of the Hudson

Capt. (without class) Parsons W. Wayneright

29 September 2008

View From The Stern

View from the cockpit of our Perception Acadia 11.5 stealth reconnaissance vessel on the Hudson north of Middle Ground Flats. Sunday September 28th

It Takes All Kinds to Keep the Rum Flowing

Just like last Sunday the surf was a little rough on the flats. We put in at noon at the Athens launch site. Got a little cocky when we saw the rock piles underwater and assumed high tide was come and on it's way out. We sailed north past the tip of Middle Ground Island and out of safety zone.

Notice the pirate flag? Friends not foe. Playing Skynard loudly as they past I realized not all rum runners are civilized like myself! It takes all kinds to protect the flats. I am glad for the help.

Little did I know I misjudged the tide flow and instead of riding back down to harbor with the tide I paddled three miles against it during a strong flow. You know the joke about flying into town and your arms being tired. I actually felt like i flew into town and my arms were actually tied. Moral of the story.............check the tide charts before going out. Had I waited one more hour I would have had the tide flowing with me both ways.

Capt Low Class PW Wayneright

24 September 2008

Canadian Invaders

With sailing saeson coming to an end soon Ileft worl at threee and took our stealth Acadia 11.5s on patrol. Cam across three Canadian sail boats docked in my harbor. Buzzed them asking for gray poupon.........then said we were from homeland security.

They did not have rum but shared some Molson from the grat white north

Captain PW

17 September 2008

Bringing Jr. Along For a Tour

He is still scared of the dark..............but PW Jr. today piloted his own vessel on the mighty Hudson searching for vermin. We did find some just after launch. Seems the replica of the Haalve Moon Mr. Hudson's vessel was commandeered by enviro-pirates under the guise of Riverkeeper.

Upon seeing us they launched a scout boat to buzz us. Seems they did not fall for our disguise as tree huggers in kayaks.

Oh well incident avoided and the rum still flows...............

Capt. Low Class Parsons W. Wayneright

14 September 2008

New Members of Fleet Sail w/o Incident

Saturday afternoon I and Mrs. Mutiny took our new stealth vessels out for a test sail on the Middle Ground. While always taking fire from rogues when out in the flag ship vessel these new lower profile vessels incurred no wrath from the wackos rouges and misfits.

We are very happy with the performance of our Acadia 11.5s. They will become a welcome asset to our rental fleet that launches in spring 2009

Captain (low class) Parsons W. Wayneright

09 September 2008

Our Fleet Expands to Four Vessels

Greetings from the high seas of Athens!

were pleased to announce our fleet has acquired three new vessels. Were launching Perception Arcadia this weekend. This vessel is 11.5 feet in length and sits directly on the water.

We purchased three of them this afternoon as first vessels of our rental fleet.

Capt. (w/o class) Parsons W. Wayneright

31 August 2008

Mr. Doppler No Longer at Stewart House

I wrote awhile back about the outdoor bar being closed at Stewart House on a Sunday afternoon because "I checked the Doppler there is weather coming in". Well Mr. Doppler is no longer at the employ of said establishment not because he ran out of rum but because he would not serve it.

You see our mission at Another Mutiny is not only to keep the rum flowing on the river but on land as well. Any Rogue, Misfit or Landlubber who prevents flow of rum is outed by us in ship shape fashion.

We will be heading out later today to check on the Labor Day supply of rum on the Middle Ground Flats.

Captain (no class) Parsons W. Wayneright

24 August 2008

Chasing Whiskey Pirates Off Coxsackie Island

It has been awhile since our last voyage on The Hudson. There were some problems at the Navy Pier in Chicago that needed tending to so that's where we were for three days the week last.

Found a reputable spot in the Village of Coxsackie closed on a summer Sunday afternoon. The park riverside was full of people, land lubbers, sipping lattes when they should be drinkin rum. After all tis still summer in these parts.

So we launched the vessel and headed north towards Coxsackie Island. We heard some scum bucket was messin with the flow of whiskey and was hiding out on the shipping channel side of the island (east).

We got our bearings and headed north actually docking for a few on the west side of the island to plot our trip. Our plan of attack was to charge the straits between the north end of Coxsackie Island and Rattlesnake Island take the scum buckets by surprise and sink their whiskey robbing dinghies to the PCB laden depths of the Hudson.

Did not really need to do that at all. As soon as they saw us rounding the bend they shot off towards Albany promising never to mess with the crew of Another Mutiny again.

Cheers rang out from stranded sailors on the Columbia shores! They tossed their lattes and opened up the Heineken Keggers and let rip a party like never seen before. Even the dog was drinking.

We beached up alongside the shipwrecked and accepted congratulations from their leader. After digging for gold we set south for the Smith Ice House hoping to find Hendrick Hudson's lost rum kegs.

Did not find any so we spent the return trip across the bay amusing the newer pirates by skipping over waves while waving swords in the air.

Another Mutiny saves the day again.....................................

12 August 2008

Northward We Sailed

Took advantage of a beautiful August day and sailed North past Middle Ground Island towards Four Mile Point. Absolutely beautiful pristine river. Used only 45% of reserve power even when running 60 minutes on high.

Took some cannon fire as the enemy was aware of our leaving the protection of the flats but hey it was a nice day. Stopped at Yanni's for lunch. The rum and gin were flowing today.

Had Mrs. Mutiny with me so I had to behave.........................................

Capt. (no class) Parsons W. Wayneright

10 August 2008

Rained Out AGAIN

Last Sunday I was at least able to get on the water and check rum supplies. Today after a gorgeous morning the sky turned dirty and dumped rain and thunder upon us from 1PM until well after the dinner bell sounded.

Finally at 6:30PM the skies blued and the sun yellowed the days dew dropped from afore. Needless to say the rum was on it's own today.

We will set sail in the morning (Monday) to make sure all is well on "The Flats"

05 August 2008

Lighthouse Navigation: The Rental Fleet of Wayneright Navigation

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It has become apparent that funding is needed if we are to continue our minimum thrice weekly patrols of the rum flow on the Middle Ground Flats. Thusly we are in planning stages for "Lighthouse Navigation" which will be a small rental fleet of similarly powered vessels as "Another Mutiny".
We have storage and carrying capacity for 4-6 vessels. All we need to do is finish some marketing studies, determine the manufacturer and make the purchases.
New access for such vehicles is planned for the foot of Fourth Street in Athens right next to ELCO a manufacturer of electric powered boats. Retail space is at a premium even in the depressed town of Athens. So it will be a few years before we actually get a full ships store open and running. In the meantime we will visit other outfitters and size up the competition.
Captain Low Class:
Parsons W. Wayneright

04 August 2008

Some Dirty Mudder Stole My Rudder!

A totally delightful rum run this morning outside our normal trolling zone. After 5 days of using no more than 30% power on our motor during any one trip we decided it was time to push the keel so to speak.

Our normal patrol zone as authorized by the Coast Guard, Army Corps and my wife is from the Athens Light House to the northern tip of Middle Ground Flats Island. A play pen of roughly three miles as the fish swims (if you can call those ugly carp fish). This morning we entered the low tide current at 6 AM and headed south. Juiced up at Ursala's and headed past the Light House.

Our tour ended up at Hamburg, a small fishing village in the past, just a mile north of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. It took two hours to make it back to port as we were running against the current all the way. I misjudged slack time in today's' tide figuring the ride back would be on slack flow.

We loaded the gear out of the vessel and into the back of my vehicle. After securing the vessel to the car I went back for my power supply and it was gone.

SOME MUDDER STOLE MY RUDDER! So if you see an Ever Start Max299 being boasted about it is mine. My only thought is that the Clearwater heard about our plans to sink it or, Scenic Hudson does not like rum being shipped upriver without there being some kind of environmental tax placed on it, and they are the ones that stole my rudder.

Curse the GM @ Stewart House

As promised we set out a rum patrol Sunday afternoon at 4:30 PM. Just as we left port it poured for about five minutes. Surf a little rough for our little vessel but settled down right after the sun came out.

After reaching the dock at Athens and entering the out door bar area at Stewart House we were informed by said GM (aka big man on campus) that the outside bar was not opening this evening. "I just checked the Doppler and bad weather is coming" Mr. Big Man said.

I got back on (actually in) Another Mutiny and set sail North. In three minutes it did rain.....for about three minutes. Then like before...........sun came out and all is well.

We made it to Yanni's III to see for once a full outside deck. The tiki bar area was full as well. BUT NO BARTENDER AT THE TIKI BAR!

However the rum flowed well............except at Stewart House and Mr. Doppler Dude who closed the outside bar due to "weather coming in".

Capt. No Class Parsons Wayneright

01 August 2008

Getting Into The Water Now Easier

To enable a more rapid deployment we are in the process of obtaining a mechanized off loading system to get into the river faster.

We expect to obtain such in a few days. As well we can leave the motor and fuel cell on board making for fewer trips back and forth from the transporter to the water.

Anchors away........................

31 July 2008

All is Well on the Flats

We undertook three patrols of the Middle Ground Flats on Wednesday. And we are happy with the motor and performance of the vessel.

The only glitch was during our evening patrol when we found an establishment out of rum at their outdoor bar on the river.

After informing the bartender of the matter he obliged by refilling the bar with rum.

We thanked him and sailed back to port.

We will be on the water again Sunday August 3rd.

29 July 2008

Silent Voyage This Morning

Just to make sure we were on board with our plans Another Mutiny took a hand powered test sail this morning. We arrived at the Athens boat launch at 8:45 AM and put in by 9:00. Very slack water that time of day. Paddled south to Peckhams Athens asphalt operation past derelict barges left to rot in the water.

Then crossed over to the shore of Middle Ground Island and headed up north to the beach head at the north point of the isle. After carving our name in the sand I noticed the tide starting to come back in so I headed to the western shore and paddled back to the launch site.

Manifesto de Mutiny

Manifesto de Mutiny: "To protect the Middle Ground Flats of the Hudson River from Rogues, Wackos and Misfits while preserving the flow of rum at all ports of call on the tidal flats of Henry Hudson's name sake from the Athens Lighthouse to the northern most beach head of Middle Ground Island."

Captain Parsons W. Wayneright 7/28/08

Another Mutiny is owned by:

Wayneright Navigation Company.

While being operated by

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