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Old 07-06-2013, 04:34 PM   #381
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Was out yesterday and going upriver my sog was 3.8 mph turned around & going with the current it was 10.2 mph without any change to the throttle. Debris was a lot less in the afternoon but still enough you have to pay close attention to what's coming at you.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:41 PM   #382
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Was out yesterday and going upriver my sog was 3.8 mph turned around & going with the current it was 10.2 mph without any change to the throttle. Debris was a lot less in the afternoon but still enough you have to pay close attention to what's coming at you.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:38 AM   #383
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They say 137ft high. Wilson lock is in my back pocket.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #384
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This is what happens when you don't tie off in the middle. This guys about a 60ft house boat with no walk around. He has bow and stern thrusters and still couldn't stay on the wall.
I'm going into Joe Wheeler park to check it out. I plan to go there in the fall for the looper get together.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:56 PM   #385
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More pictures of those floating ballards from the lock
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:40 PM   #386
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Check water.weather.gov/ahps/ for river gauges showing active and forecast water levels for 7 days. Get on TN River map, and check Whitesburg graph, which is next after you past Decatur. Then look for arrow under graph and go upstream.

FYI. Florence Harbor to flood tomorrow, but just effects parking lot, not floating docks.

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Anyone know anything about Hales bar marina. May not be able to get to Chattanooga because of lock closures.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:48 PM   #388
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Check water.weather.gov/ahps/ for river gauges showing active and forecast water levels for 7 days. Get on TN River map, and check Whitesburg graph, which is next after you past Decatur. Then look for arrow under graph and go upstream.

FYI. Florence Harbor to flood tomorrow, but just effects parking lot, not floating docks.

Have a good trip.
Yea I left Florence and I'm approaching Decatur now. The coast guard just said three lock closures chickamagwa, watts bar, ft Lauren. I'm not sure how long it will take to get the flow down.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #389
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Yea I left Florence and I'm approaching Decatur now. The coast guard just said three lock closures chickamagwa, watts bar, ft Lauren. I'm not sure how long it will take to get the flow down.
Forgive my spelling. Texting and driving
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:07 PM   #390
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David, Chickamauga lock is above Chattanooga at approx mile 474. Cheattanooga is approx. mile 466. No lock between Nickajack and Chattanooga. If you can get to Hales Bar, you should be able to get to Chattanooga. It looks like we are 4-5' above normal summer pool here. The fixed docks won't work for you, but the floating docks should.

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Marine Max manages the marina for the city. You may want to call them.

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I live 1 block from the water front. There will be a fairly strong current at the floating docks. They are as you go under the second bridge on your starboard. I will send you a pm with my cell number. If I am available, I will try and help you tie up. Tell the marina you are single handing and ask for help. The office is a long walk from the transient dock.
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Hales Bar is not a bad marina. It is haunted though Has a palce to eat and probably a good lay over. Last one really until Chattanooga. Lot of rain up river and they cant let it out as no where to go, too much downs stream It may be a few days.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:18 PM   #392
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I was looking at island cove it looked to be a real nice place. But that is above the lock So now I'm looking for a second choice. I need to go to Demopolis to get my truck and to Pittsburgh for a get together on Sunday if I can..so that's why I thought maybe hales bar. I've been reading active captain and the reviews aren't good. I'd like to start paying a monthly rate.. Like a hundred a week instead of 50 a nite.
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50 a nite sounds reasonable to me for transient. I will only stay at floating docks because of the access.

We are paying $76 a nite here in Stuart with twin 30 amps.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #394
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Island cove is nice and people like it They had a hurricane blow through last year and a lot of people moved to my marina. We are the first marina after the Chicamauga lock. VERY protected. I pay about $480 per month covered slip and in my opinion well worth it, Its a very well maintained marina with a first class service dept. I will PM you my cell if you need info or for when you get up here. LOTS of crap on the river so keep a look out.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:33 PM   #395
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To go back to the lock today the Wilson lock was 137ft high. These are pictures I took off the bow and the stern. Goin up
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This is something new for me. I've been threw a lot of locks but I've never seen this one. This is a shot after they were done filling the chamber. I'm wondering how is that walkway going to get out a there
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Looks like you're becoming a pro at this.

Must be very intimidating the first few times?
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This is something new for me. I've been threw a lot of locks but I've never seen this one. This is a shot after they were done filling the chamber. I'm wondering how is that walkway going to get out a there
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Yea check it out they lowered it
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