One thing on the wants but not needs list was also completed thanks to Ken Knutson. Ken installed the hot water heater. The heater has two ways to heat up the water. One is from electrical when we are at shore and plugged in and the other is from one of the engines. We finally have hot water coming from our sink in the galley! Thank you again Ken!! (CAUTION - AFTER RUNNING STARBOARD ENGINE, WATER MAY BE "VERY, VERY HOT"!!!!!!)
After a late launch and short shake down cruise by Ken Knutson, Tim Pranke and Dean Soderbeck, and the rebuilt transmission had it's final adjustments, Ken gave it the OK to give the Members a ride to the Duluth Harbor and back to Spirit Lake Marina.
Phil Kerber fired up the BBQ and with the assistance of Craig and Kari David, fed everyone a great meal before we departed at 2:30 PM for a 2 and one half hour cruise. The members really enjoyed the the BBQ and cruise to the harbor. Everyone one was so relaxed, many of them fell asleep! 2015 RV Preservation Appreciation Day & BBQ
Thank you again to all that volunteered their time and support to prepare the RV Preservation for the season of diving projects. We all take pride in making sure the boat is maintained properly, be reliable and mainly comfortable for those that participate in the GLSPS Projects aboard the boat.
Here is a list of volunteers that helped part of and or all of the weekends:
1. Ken Knutson (Boat Chairman, 5 weekends and two times during the week)
2. Tim Pranke (Helped all 6 weekends including the launch weekend).
3. Jim Christenson (Helped all 6 Weekends)
4. Phil Kerber (Helped three weekends including the launch weekend BBQ)
5. Joe Musial (One weekend)
6. Steve Daniel (one weekend)
7. Bob Nelson (One Weekend)
8. Dean Soderbeck (One Weekend)
If it wasn't for the above volunteers taking their personal time to prepare the boat for the season, the boat would most likely still be in dry dock and wouldn't have launched on time for the 9th year in a row!!!