After spending the week so far shopping, eating, and working on boat projects, we spent today touring a bit of Fort Pierce. Fort Pierce served as the base and training ground for the units that became the Navy SEALs. So, we visited the Navy SEAL museum. The WWII exhibits were especially nice. They also had a few vehicles and hands on exhibits like this one:
They have the lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama (that was hijacked by pirates in 2009). The episode ended with Navy SEAL snipers taking out the remaining three pirates who held the captain hostage in this lifeboat.
Our tender/dinghy is starting to show it’s age. We wondered whether this speedster might be a bit too much as a replacement. Perhaps we don’t need the full 2 x 2285 HP.
Still, we gave her a thorough test run. If only we can get the two helmsmen going in the same direction, perhaps this will be the boat for our family.
Later in the day, we visited the Manatee visitor center. It was small, but a lot of fun. We thought this picture was a bit different from the one above in inflatable the attack boat. Agree?