Captain's Blog

Hurricane Nate

I have no logs for Siskiwit’s first twenty years, but Hurricane Nate was her fifth encounter with a Hurricane since 2003. Her new owner took her up the Dog River which is a river in Mobile County, Alabama. The Dog River watershed drains more than 90 square miles and is about 8 miles long and is influenced by tides as it discharges into Mobile Bay. The Dog River is a brackish river and known to be a shallow river with the average depth at around 9–12 feet.  Perfect for bass, bream, mullet, redfish, croakers, speckled trout, flounder and Siskiwit, an Ojibway indian name for trout.

The Next 20 Years

Beyond thrilled to receive the first photos of new owner Donovan Brennan’s work on Siskiwit. In addition to photos, he advises the 4-107 had a major overhaul; including 1 new piston, new rings, rear seal, cylinder sleeves polished, new injector pump. Galley and head have been reworked with Corean surface. The head was converted from sea water to Composting thereby enabling removal of the holding tank and Mascerator and the addition of a Marine AC unit under the V Berth. Not shown all new plumbing and reports that he’s moving topside with a fresh coat on paint for the coach roof. All in preparation for major cruising.