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Old 10-29-2019, 08:05 PM   #421
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Well they've pulled most of the buoys from Hell Gate. Other than draft, you could probably drive a container ship through there now. From what I understand, they have one buried cable that they need to identify the owner of, so that they can dredge and bury it deeper. Other than that, it looks like 12' at MLW and wide enough for 2 tugs and barges to pass each other. No reservations going through there in the dark at dead low tide.

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Thank is great news. We should slide thru Hell Gate in about two weeks.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:19 AM   #422
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Another tough day on the AICW.

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Old 11-05-2019, 10:25 AM   #423
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you need to take it easy Ted..lol
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:35 AM   #424
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:48 AM   #426
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:21 PM   #427
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Well it was a tough day. Picked up a mooring in Titusville around noon (visiting a friend tonight) and was eating tuna ahi tacos ($12) by 1PM at:

https://www.pier220.com/

Do yourself a favor, don't look at the menu if you don't want to stop. Yes, they have a dinghy dock.

With a BoatUS card, mooring (with a pumpout included I believe) and filling water tanks is <$21.

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Hmmm... we must have been in sight of one another sometime yesterday.

Made Annapolis to Portsmouth, kinda boring... but the weather window seemed too good to pass up.

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Hmmm... we must have been in sight of one another sometime yesterday.

Made Annapolis to Portsmouth, kinda boring... but the weather window seemed too good to pass up.

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Another tough day crossing the Atlantic ocean. Ok, Lake Okeechobee. Nothing but water on the horizon.

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Another tough day crossing the Atlantic ocean. Ok, Lake Okeechobee. Nothing but water on the horizon.

Various issues kept us here in Portsmouth one day too many... and just now it's 15 kt winds (down from 20s) gusting to 32... rolling waves in the marina, whitecaps just outside...

I could get out, but it'd take some work with spring lines and maybe ending up having to back out of the fairway anyway...

Too much trouble, and it's supposed to be nice tomorrow...

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Various issues kept us here in Portsmouth one day too many... and just now it's 15 kt winds (down from 20s) gusting to 32... rolling waves in the marina, whitecaps just outside...

I could get out, but it'd take some work with spring lines and maybe ending up having to back out of the fairway anyway...

Too much trouble, and it's supposed to be nice tomorrow...

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That sure looks like the Inside passage. The only difference, you can wear shorts and flip flops!!

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Various issues kept us here in Portsmouth one day too many... and just now it's 15 kt winds (down from 20s) gusting to 32... rolling waves in the marina, whitecaps just outside...

I could get out, but it'd take some work with spring lines and maybe ending up having to back out of the fairway anyway...

Too much trouble, and it's supposed to be nice tomorrow...

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Today's forecast for Okeechobee: Partly cloudy, 78, northerly breeze 10-15 knots. That sounds awfully nice.
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You guys are killin me. My wife slipped/fell on the ice this am, on the way to the car, covered in snow. Yesterday at work, I unlocked my car, and the door still didn't want to open...
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I know the feeling. I'm thinking about what I'll have to wear to not freeze while working on the boat this weekend. Too bad the storage shed it's in isn't heated...
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My phone reports that Monday will bring a 90% chance of 6" of snow. So, my Sunday starts with tire swapping on my car. Unheated garage... more headbang.

ps; pretty big shed, that must be!
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My phone reports that Monday will bring a 90% chance of 6" of snow. So, my Sunday starts with tire swapping on my car. Unheated garage... more headbang.

ps; pretty big shed, that must be!
I did the snow tire swap on one car on Wednesday, need to do the other that's not parked for winter this weekend (fortunately the garage is heated). Got the snowblower ready the other day in case Monday does bring snow I have to care about.

The boat shed isn't mine, it's the storage building at the marina, so yeah, it's a large one.
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Today's forecast for Okeechobee: Partly cloudy, 78, northerly breeze 10-15 knots. That sounds awfully nice.
That might have been the afternoon forecast. We went across in the morning with light and variable winds. Was in the 80s before noon, but then cooled off.

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Ted: How’s the water level? I saw something recently that the Lake is looking like it was in 2011, low.
It's about 13.5' which is 3' higher than the low this spring. West coast hasn't got the rain this late summer / fall that the East coast got. 4" for October. Supposedly they haven't been dumping water; the farmers have been sucking it up.

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I did the snow tire swap on one car on Wednesday, need to do the other that's not parked for winter this weekend (fortunately the garage is heated). Got the snowblower ready the other day in case Monday does bring snow I have to care about.

The boat shed isn't mine, it's the storage building at the marina, so yeah, it's a large one.
Snow tires? That sounds vaguely familiar from my childhood.

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