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Old 11-08-2019, 06:36 PM   #441
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So the magical mystery tour went from Stuart to Moore Haven (town after the Moore Haven lock on the West coast of Lake Okeechobee). City dock is $1 per foot including 30 or 50 amp electric. They have padded pilings (no fenders needed), city water, but no pump out or fuel facilities. There is a bathroom shower facility, but can't comment on it as we use the boat. Problem in the past is finding a place to eat. Not anymore.

We had dinner at Haven Fresh. It's a mom and pop Mexican restaurant and smoothie bar. Food was great and extremely inexpensive ($27 for the 2 of us before tip). The walk is about 4 blocks from the dock. Good service and very clean. Website isn't up yet.

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Old 11-10-2019, 03:23 PM   #442
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Chris Chris Chris. Are you retired? if you are there there should not be on a schedule. Sit back relax, pour another drink, relight the cigar and enjoy the storm and watching the idiots out there in it!!
Heh... yep, retired of sorts, and didn't mean to imply we were in a hurry. Hadn't expected to stay there so many days, and just wanted to get to a less expensive place. Thinking next time, for those who know the area, we might try Ocean instead of Tidewater; probably same or similar costs, but maybe easier to get out if the weather comes up blowy. And equally close walking distance to the Legend Brewery riht near one of the ferry landings.

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Old 12-03-2019, 07:35 AM   #443
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We made it to Ortega Landing on Sunday, with breaking waves on the Ortega River... but docking was OK.

Surprised it really did sorta-kinda take us a whole month to get here. Our original concept was to leave Annapolis circa 1 Nov, arrive OL 1 Dec. Given some snotty weather on the Chesapeake, we didn't leave until 5 Nov. Then some find-parts-and-fix-it work followed by some weather in Portsmouth held us up there for 4 days.

As we came down the Chesapeake we had noticed our brand new port main alternator wasn't alternating... and as we were leaving Portsmouth we discovered the genset wouldn't start... so we needed to limit ourselves to marina hopping for shorepower. And then we found that weather was affecting many who were making the ICW trip south... and many were holding in marinas ahead of us, so that meant we couldn't move 'til they moved... etc. Which meant we were held up briefly for weather in Oriental, then again in Wrightsville Beach...

Then we had a family medical thing come up, thought we'd have to leave the boat in Southport for a while (great support for that from the folks at South Harbor Village Marina), and even though that situation cleared itself up (sorta) it held us up for another few days. Then we had another weather hold up at St. Simons Island waiting to get into Amelia Island...

And so forth and so on. Our OL reservation was supposed to start on 1 Dec but we originally thought we'd be in the vicinity much earlier, maybe time for a side trip to St. Augustine or somewhere... but no, sure enough we arrived on 1 Dec.

Genset issue is hopefully just the battery; generator needs 500 CCA, 10 year old 880 CCA battery now only giving 333 CCA... new battery en route.

And our yard sent us a replacement alternator, so this time we'll try to get the installation correct.

Not to worry, we've been in vacation mode since 1 Nov, staying here for 3 months, all good!

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Old 12-03-2019, 07:43 AM   #444
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Welcome to Jax. Sorry we couldn't supply you with a warmer week! Bit brrrrrrrr this am!
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Yeah, what's up with the 30-degree temps this morning??

Not to worry, still warmer than home.

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Old 12-03-2019, 09:24 AM   #446
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I believe we broke the high temp record on Sunday, strange weather week!
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