More than two months after I purchased ‘Mia Noi’, I finally got to give her a ‘road test’ in Marina Del Rey. It was a great feeling to drive off from Seamark Marina with ‘Mia Noi’ in tow. I was a little trepid as a reversed the trailer down the ramp – wondering in the back of my mind if ‘Mia Noi’ would sink or float as her transom began to touch the salt water of the Pacific Ocean! The outboard started immediately using the electric start. Afloat .. I took ‘Mia Noi’ for her first ‘motor’ around Marina Del Rey, happy my dreams were coming true!
Hooked Up and ready to go.
Mia Noi attached to my Jeep, ready to pull out of the Seamark Yard.
Reversing down the ramp at Marina Del Rey’s public ramp.
Close Up of Mia Noi prior to her first launch.
Trailor in the water – floating!
About to float off the trailer.
Trailer with the tongue extended halfway out.
View of the trailer in the water – note the depth at which Mia Noi floated off.
Trailer parking at Marina Del Rey’s public ramp.
On the water with Ruben Flores, onboard Mia Noi.
Out in Marina Del Rey – onboard Mia Noi for the first time.
Mia Noi on the water with me at the helm.
I moored Mia Noi overnight in a slip to make sure she had no obvious leaks!