Posts from September 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Our last two days at Grand Harbor Marina ( Saturday/Sunday, 9/21-22) were spent with a friend, Steve Slattery, from McFarland.  He is helping a friend, Joey, deliver a boat from Lake of the Ozarks to Punta Gorda, FL.  We spent the weekend chasing football games with them  We were lucky enough to find the Badger game at a great little place called Freddie T's in Counce TN.  We had a geat time... Read full post

Friday, September 20, 2019

This past week has been pretty laid back in terms of activities.  We have basically been travelling alone, and meeting a few Looper boats in the marinas where we have stayed.  As we read about the 40 plus Looper boats coming out of Lake Michigan and heading down the river system being challenged by the the two locks that closed today (the ones we had such problems with earlier), we are so... Read full post

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

End of Day 43:

23 travel days 15 locks 1419 miles 1001 gallons of fuel Key Learnings: Boat is still running well Can't find parts for a 30 year old windlass, so installed a new one The farther south we go, the nicer the river scenery We don't handle continuous 95 degree days well Don't assume that they did not use metric anchor chain 30 years ago Measure 3 times (not twice) before drilling... Read full post
Sunday, September 08, 2019

We arrived at Green Turtle Bay on Sunday, Sept. 1.  We had a lot of firsts this past week!  Early in the week we spent time at Green Turtle Bay troubleshooting a windlass problem, which culminated in needing to order a complete new system. When we arrived at Green Turtle Bay (GTB) in Grand Rivers, KY, we were able to immediately get the boat lifted, as Conrad wanted to check on a vibration. ... Read full post

Sunday, September 01, 2019

This last week has seen a lot of changes in scenery as we have traversed Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and now the Cumberland Rivers.  We had, however, more barges and more locks, and much more debris in the water.

August 23-24 found us in Grafton, IL which is where we were supposed to fill the tanks up in order to make it to Paducah.  Since we don't have a lot of history as... Read full post