We had a great 15 hour trip from San Diego to Redondo Beach Sunday! The ocean was very calm (perfect for traveling north) and the weather was beautiful. Mermaid performed perfectly with the new rigging (thanks Chris!) and the engine work done (thanks Gary). Finding the right part for the engine was quite a challenge until we spoke with “Henry’s Father” – Bob Smith who designed the Ford Lehmans and built them for 25 years. He knew exactly what we needed and FedEx brought it Saturday morning for Gary to install. Perfect… As we came into Redondo Beach Austin popped up out of his boat to greet us and we were met on the dock by our friends Jill and Dillon.