The rest of the day was uneventful until the Band-aids on my shoes came off and I slipped, spraining an ankle. To help, Mike made a vodka ice pack. He mixed 1½ cups of water with 1 cup of Stoli (but any high-proof liquor will do) in a sealed plastic bag and put it in the freezer. It doesn’t freeze solid, but it becomes a cold slush that’s a better fit for the wound.
That night at the next marina, it rained. Wouldn’t you know that the porthole over my bunk leaked? So I used an old wooden boat trick and made up some sawdust sealant. We swept up some sawdust from the marina’s woodshop, sprinkled it along the top of the leaky port and waited for the rainwater to suck the small fibers into the hidden leaks.
Mike wanted to fish the next day but realized he’d forgotten his lures. He’d have to use live bait, so he made a soda bottle bait trap. He cut off the top third of a plastic soda bottle, flipped the cut-off part so that the neck pointed in toward the base of the bottle, and jammed it into place [D]. Some food scraps attracted the baitfish, and they’d swim in but couldn’t figure out how to get back out.