The crew picked a miserable day with 20 knots of wind and sheets of rain, but the Badger fired up and performed like a champ.
Considering this is the first time she has left the dock since a HUGE refit, things wen't pretty well.
Ken and the crew plan on doing a shakedown this week and if all goes well, we should have a pretty good idea of the Badger's cruise speed.
My guess is 29 knots, but that is based on weight, HP and TQ, I might be high by a couple of knots as she has a deeper V than Shake N Bake.
Shake N Bake is set for her first charter this Wednesday and Captain Clark could not be happier to get back on the water.
It has been way too long since a fish has hit the deck.