First underway completed successfully. Boat is in her new 'home' after a nice easy ride.
We took off early - around 0915HR, so wind wasn't an issue when we arrived at our home marina. Topped off the fuel tanks and attempted a pump out (more on this later) before heading over to the home slip.
Lots of reading (including a great book - 7 steps to successful docking) really paid off. There's nothing like the control you have with two engines. Again, the wind was negligible, I'm sure there will be more challenging days in the future.
The only issue arose during the attempted pump out. My black tank panel had a flashing red light (light labeled Tank Full) so I figured it was better to suck out what ever was in there. I never observed any 'flow' through the clear part of the pump out hose, so I don't think anything was actually sucked out - because there was a line forming at the fuel/pump out dock, I didn't want to spend time trouble shooting, so just unhooked and headed over the the slip knowing I had my first 'project' identified.
With no time to do a good crawl around or trace out the black water system (I'll do that tomorrow) I can only think that there is a value line up or clogged tank vent issue. The boat has sat, mostly unused, for almost a year, and I'm not sure when the last pump out happened. Both the forward and aft head are flushing correctly. The Tank Full light is now a solid Red. I'll try to get is figured out and then do an underway with a pump out when leaving or returning to the marina.
Changes in L'Attitudes
1999 Maxum 4100 SCA