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LarrySherman posted 08-30-2001 01:11 AM ET (US)   Profile for LarrySherman   Send Email to LarrySherman  
Noank CT. API News Wire:

Today, in the little town of Noank, Ct., history was made. Larry Sherman gave birth to a 25' 3500lb baby girl Cetaeca Majoris Outrageous. He has named his reborn whale "Jacqueline," after his daughter.

Birth was induced by the proud father, who believed that if a 9 month gestation period was more than adequate for his daughter, than it was certianly enough for his whale. He stated that he was happy to get her back into her natural habitat for her 20th anniversary. she was origionaly born in 1981, and was tagged A40001.

The labor was difficult, as "Jacgueline" refused to breath initially. Mr Sherman worked through the afternoon, and determined that a cracked fitting in the fuel selector switch was at fault. He by-passed the fuel selecto switch and water filter, and "Jacqueline" began breathing on her own. Her father will be repairing her cirulatory system this weekend.

She immediatly put a bone in her teeth and raced out into Long Island Sound. Her father calmed her down and brought her back to ICU at C dock, where she will rest comfortably until Saturday.

Dr T posted 08-30-2001 01:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     

I know you must be proud.

When can we expect to see pictures of her new glass work?


JFM posted 08-30-2001 08:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Congratulations Larry! After all the work you put in that boat It's about time you enjoy her. Regards Jay
Chap posted 08-30-2001 09:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Congrats and best wishes with you new arrival.
Just like fish are caught the night before, safe and pleasurable boating is all about the forethought and pre-launch effort.
Good luck.
GAwhale posted 08-30-2001 09:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
I've heard of better nutrition, but that's one healthy baby. You must be quite sore. Did you get the epideral (sp?)?


blackdog posted 08-30-2001 01:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
Congrads. You must jumping out of your skin to ake her out again,
Best of luck with her.


Jurisproodenz posted 08-30-2001 02:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jurisproodenz  Send Email to Jurisproodenz     
Most sincere and best wishes on the (re)birth of the new family member. Seems to have been a rewarding if somewhat protracted gestation. You will have to post the details after you have put her through her paces -- and of course, baby pictures.

May her bottom remain wet, her cockpit dry and run sweetly in the coming years.

LarrySherman posted 08-30-2001 04:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
Thanks all. I am really happy, but so tired. I got about 3 fitful hours of sleep last night. I kept having dreams of the boat sinking! That can not happen, right?

The boat has about 100 gallons of gas in the tanks, a Johnson 235 and a Merc 4 stroke 15 bigfoot kicker, mounted on the wrong side (Unfortunatly, my old Sy-Ten starboard side splashwell steering system was still installled when I mounted the kicker.). I of course pulled the plugs (aft only, no nerver to do the forward baitwell), and let her fill. Water get to within about 3 inches of the top of the baitwell with me standing in the boat (I'm somewhere north of 250, not fat mind you, just big).

With 3 adult men in the stern (about 600-625lbs) the boat got deep. Seemed to be about 4 - 5 inches from the top of the transom to the water. Is this normal?

I put the plugs back in, pumped the baitwell out and put the bilge pump on auto. Even with the pump on auto, and with starboard side plug pulled, the pump does not run unless I go stand in the aft starboard corner.

Standing on the dock with all the plugs in and the wells dry, I'd guess there was about 10" from the top of the transom to the water.

What is normal? I can't keep having these dreams!!!

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