Thanks for posting these!!! Sorry we weren't able to stop and chat for a bit- getting hung up at the lock for an hour with that barge threw off our schedule and I was worried about getting down to Hales Bar before dark! We ended up making it here by about 4 so in hindsight we would have had time to tie off @ the waterfront and visit but too late now.
GREAT run down the river today. I posted a bunch of pictures on my blog at www.trawlerLivinglight.blogspot.com
Today was the biggest run this little old boat has probably done in 10-12 years?? She ran great- no water, fuel, or oil leaks! She ran like a champ and I had SUCH a great time with my dad and son running the river. The stuff of dreams really....nothing spectacular mind you- just a mellow day with 3 generations together on the river....who could ask for anything more.
NOTE: going through the locks was a complete NON issue. It was a cakewalk! The boat handled great and I think I am finally getting the hang of handling a single screw. I wish you all had seen me dock her tonight in her transient slip....very tight quarters, had to make a 180 degree turn, right up against the gas dock, etc. We barely tapped the dock so definitely feeling better with the single screw.
Stay tuned for day #2 tomorrow!!!
Thanks again for coming down to the waterfront and posting the pics.