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Old 01-18-2015, 11:14 AM   #1
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Indiantown to Sneed Island

Planning to move the boat from Indiantown marina to Sneed Island Boatworks mid February to get some warranty work done on the hull. It has some blisters and Island Packet recommend this boatyard.

Looks like 185 miles or so from Indiantown to Sneed Island. Trying to get it done in three days of cruising. Think that's long enough?

Any good stopping spots I should not miss? My water tanks are a little stinky so my wife wants to stay at marinas but I would like to anchor out if we find a good spot.

Speaking of stinky water, this boat set up for awhile before I bought it, so should I do something special with the water tanks? I put a little bleach in them when I put it on the hard last month. Water smells a little sulfury. Tanks are aluminum.
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Old 01-18-2015, 11:29 AM   #2
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Stop by to see Healhustler in Indiantown on Tuesday. Took a look at your boat, very nice! Congratulations on your purchase!

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Old 01-18-2015, 12:09 PM   #3
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Stop by to see Healhustler in Indiantown on Tuesday. Took a look at your boat, very nice! Congratulations on your purchase!

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Old 01-18-2015, 12:29 PM   #4
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Hey CD,
I've had the same issue with stinky water. I started a thread on another forum a while back that might help you out.

Link1

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Old 01-18-2015, 12:35 PM   #5
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Also... to cut to the chase, I believe this is from the 'Peggy Hall Bible of All Things Plumbing', and is essentially the meat and potatoes of those threads I linked to above:


"Fresh Water
Maintenance" in my book:

"Although most people think only in terms of the tank, the plumbing is
actually the source of most foul water, because the molds, mildew, fungi
and bacteria which cause it thrive in damp dark places, not under water.
Many people—and even some boat manufacturers—believe that keeping the
tanks empty reduce the problem, but an empty water tank only provides
another damp dark home for those “critters.”

"There are all kinds of products sold that claim to keep onboard water
fresh, but all that’s really necessary is an annua--or in especially
warm climates, semi-annual recommissioning of the entire system-—tank
and plumbing. The following recommendations conform to section 10.8 in
the A-1 192 code covering electrical, plumbing, and heating of
recreational vehicles (including boats). The solution is approved and
recommended by competent health officials. It may be used in a new
system a used one that has not been used for a period of time, or one
that may have been contaminated.

"Before beginning, turn off hot water heater at the breaker; do not turn
it on again until the entire recommissioning is complete.

1. Prepare a chlorine solution using one gallon of water and 1/2 cup (4
oz) Clorox or Purex household bleach (5-7% sodium Hypochlorine
solution). With tank empty, pour chlorine solution into tank. Use one
gallon of solution for each 5 gallons of tank capacity.

2. Complete filling of tank with fresh water. Open each faucet and drain
cock until air has been released and the entire system is filled. Do
not turn off the pump; it must remain on to keep the system pressurized
and the solution in the lines.

3. Allow to stand for at least three hours, but no longer than 24 hours.

4 Drain through every faucet on the boat (and if you haven't done this
in a while, it's a good idea to remove any diffusion screens from the
faucets, because what's likely to come out will clog them). Fill the
tank again with fresh water only, drain again through every faucet on
the boat.

5. To remove excess chlorine taste or odor which might remain, prepare a
solution of one quart white vinegar to five gallons water and allow this
solution to agitate in tank for several days by vehicle motion.

6. Drain tank again through every faucet, and flush the lines again by
fill the tank 1/4-1/2 full and again flushing with potable water.

"People have expressed concern about using this method to recommission
aluminum tanks. While bleach (chlorine) IS corrosive, it’s effects are
are cumulative. So the effect of an annual or semi-annual "shock
treatment" is negligible compared to the cumulative effect of holding
chlorinated city water in the tank for years. Nevertheless, it's a good
idea to mix the total amount of bleach in a few gallons of water before
putting it into either a stainless or aluminum tank."
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Indiantown to Sneed Island

Oh wow. Ok. Thanks.

I guess we can do this while underway. Marinas here we come. Lol.
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I will be in Sarasota the entire month of Feb stop by and see us while your boat is being worked on at snead
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"Looks like 185 miles or so from Indiantown to Sneed Island. Trying to get it done in three days of cruising. Think that's long enough?"

What is your cruising speed? If it's under 10 knots 3 days might be a bit ambitious.
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Old 01-18-2015, 04:28 PM   #9
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I will be in Sarasota the entire month of Feb stop by and see us while your boat is being worked on at snead

We will be pretty pressed for time this trip, but sounds like a good plan.
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We will be pretty pressed for time this trip, but sounds like a good plan.


CD, you are getting into some of my old stomping grounds. Sneed Island does good work. Here goes some Marina refs.

Roland and Mary Ann Martins, Clewiston

Ft. Myers Municipal

Legacy Harbor

Sanibel Marina, Sanibel Island

Tween Waters or South Seas on Captiva Island

Cabbage Key Inn and Marina, Cabage Key

Boca Grande Marina, Boca grand

Palm Island Marina, near Englewood

Crow's Nest Marina, Venice

Marina Jack's, Sarasota

If you have a yacht club affiliation, there are a few on the way.
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"Looks like 185 miles or so from Indiantown to Sneed Island. Trying to get it done in three days of cruising. Think that's long enough?"

What is your cruising speed? If it's under 10 knots 3 days might be a bit ambitious.


We cruise at 7.5 knots. I have an extra 1/2 day-- looks like I will need it. Thanks.
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CD, you are getting into some of my old stomping grounds. Sneed Island does good work. Here goes some Marina refs.



Roland and Mary Ann Martins, Clewiston



Ft. Myers Municipal



Legacy Harbor



Sanibel Marina, Sanibel Island



Tween Waters or South Seas on Captiva Island



Cabbage Key Inn and Marina, Cabage Key



Boca Grande Marina, Boca grand



Palm Island Marina, near Englewood



Crow's Nest Marina, Venice



Marina Jack's, Sarasota



If you have a yacht club affiliation, there are a few on the way.

Excellent info! Thanks.

We chartered an old Gibson houseboat years ago out of Ft Myers and made it to Tween Waters. Forgot about that. Cool place.
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Take a look at Puriclean for cleaning up the water system. I think it's more effective than chlorine bleach. Not only does it kill the slime that can grow in your tanks and hoses but it causes it to detach from the walls so the remains can be flushed out.
I sell it in my store but it is available from other dealers as well.


Mods, if that breaks the rule please remove this post. I felt I needed to let the OP know I have a financial interest in this product.


http://www.cleantabs.co.uk/puriclean.htm
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Parks, thanks for the tip. I'll pick some up when I fly in to FLL.
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