This post contains the answer to last week’s post of “What Is It?” and we found a Water Snake. What Kind? Who knows.
An Update and The Answer:
Last week we asked if anyone knew what this red contraption was. We weren’t sure it was for a sailboat.
We had some good guesses come our way, but they just didn’t seem to be right. Then the Captain’s brother, Chris posted our question & photos online. Nephew, Joey posted the question on Reddit. The inquiring minds from the Reddit world got involved and provided an answer and photos.
Turns out this is a Universal Mast Base for a Windsurfer….a vintage windsurfer since the design of windsurfers have evolved over the years.
See the part in action!
Whew! Mystery solved.
Thanks for the answer guys.
Now the Snake:
The marina is loaded with Hydrilla – a bed of prop-tangling floating foliage. Turns out it brings in critters. The other day the Captain walked past a raft of Hydrilla, right next to the dock, and spotted a snake resting on top of it just a few feet away! (Insert screaming here.)
The marina staff said it was a Water Moccasin. Then said it could jump four-feet. Of course, a Water Moccasin is poisonous.
We’re not sure if this is a Water Moccasin. Any snake experts out there?
The Boat Wife…watching where she steps.