Sea Base: The Jolly II Rover
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I think every one of us would agree in saying we got the pick of the fleet for Sea Base!  No other ship had a gang plank or a rope swing or cannons!

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Now... that's not to say that it wasn't snug.  We used every available nook and cranny for the food and our gear.  Fortunately, the weather worked very much to our advantage, and we had to spend almost no time whatsoever below decks.

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Hoisting sails

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You had two options for showering.  One was to use this makeshift rig on top of the deck, and the other was to just soap up on the dock and hose off with the help of a "friend"

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Sailing and Rainbows

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There were two "heads" on the ship (bathrooms).  Both were tiny, and we received 15-20 minutes of instruction before we set sail on how to flush the toilets.

Everybody took a turn at having clean-up duties around the ship, which included cleaning the bathrooms daily.  And, to everyone's credit, there were never any complaints, and everybody did a great job keeping things spic an span.

Even so, with 23 people on board, and with the waste not getting dumped until we returned to dock, the smell could get a bit ripe.  Yet another reason to sleep above decks at night.

Note: these are not complaints.  This was no worse than using an outhouse or cat-hole during our normal camping trips.  In fact, if anything, it just made for another story to tell when it was all over.

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The Jolly II Rover can be rented out for all sorts of activities during the time when Sea Base cruises are not happening.  I'd encourage anybody visiting the Keys to check them out.  And if you can, as for either Captain Rhon or Captain Jenny... they were fantastic.





   

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