We took Jeff out to the Island of Almagro for a couple of days. If any of you have been out to the small islands, in the Samar Sea, you already know it is quite an adventure. This time we rode on the ferry boat, locally known as a “pump boat”, called the Queen Aiko. It is a relatively new boat, only 1 year old. But the engine came from the previous Queen Aiko, so it is older. Shortly before we passed the first island, there were some strange noises comming from the engine room. Upon investigation, the crew discovered a transmission problem. We limped along to a village with another pump boat, and asked them for a tow. Here is a picture of the Queen Aiko being towed by the CrisJeff2.
This picture was taken on the CrisJeff2. The pretty lady in the back is my wife.
I know this next picture is a little difficult to see, but it was taken through a glass window, down into the engine room of the CrisJeff2. Most pump boat ferries only have one engine, but the CrisJeff2 has two! That really came in handy for towing the Queen Aiko, as there was still lots of power.