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Old 06-09-2017, 10:15 AM   #1
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Finally getting under way!

Finished up with the last doctor appointment and now we are ready.

Sunday (June 11,2017) Ro and I are moving aboard Nomad for our trip north! This has been a long time coming and it couldn't happen fast enough. I like Myrtle Beach, but I need to get on the water.

This week I called out a mechanic to do a complete mechanical check up on Nomad. He changed the oil in all three motors, all the filters, checked the raw water screens and fixed a couple of other things. I now am solid with the fact that the boat is in very good shape. I couldn't do this stuff because of my "new" knee. Climbing over the engines and kneeling on the diamond plate floor would not only be painful, but I could damage my knee.

We are spending the time today and tomorrow stocking up on provisions, clothes, and other junk you need to live aboard for the next 6 months.

I will try to keep this up to date. Oh, yes, be sure to check out Ro's blog (Click Here) she has her own views on this trip.
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:17 AM   #2
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:35 AM   #3
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Yes, but the knee is 1 month old.

Also, this is a "New to me" boat that I have never had out on a trip. Since the survey I have become "disenchanted" with the engineer that did it. Not saying he was bad, but I later found his knowledge to be a bit lacking. Getting this second opinion was just to set my mind at ease.
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