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Old 12-01-2016, 11:43 AM   #141
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Old 12-01-2016, 01:04 PM   #142
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David, it's hard to believe that you didn't lose some canvas during the storm.

I believe the good lord was looking out for my wife and almost first mate. The canvas guy wasn't that good. He did a good job but they stood up to some wicked winds
Well maybe I should give him some credit
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I believe the good lord was looking out for my wife and almost first mate. The canvas guy wasn't that good. He did a good job but they stood up to some wicked winds
Well maybe I should give him some credit
Wifey B: Tornadoes be some strange creatures. Your boat might have never even been hit by it. Look at the docks. A couple destroyed and those 100' away, fine. They scare me a lot more than hurricanes, because they're sneaky devils with little warning and you don't know where they'll hit. Hurricanes you track and follow for days.
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When you hit the ICW make sure to overnight in the protected south cut just west of Pensacola pass. Don't try to exit to the east when you leave though!
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:23 AM   #146
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David, you said your headed for Dog River which we've done on previous trips. We gave Eastern Shores Marina a go this trip and stayed thru Thanksgiving with several other transient boats. Less than a dollar a foot, free day if you fuel more than 100 gallons and Fairhope, Al to visit. Also very nice sunsets.
We bypassed LuLu's heading East off Mobile Bay, Black Friday and it was jammed up with boats and people. A few miles passed LuLu's The Wharf is offering $1 @ ft to loopers, very high end facility.
We hunkered down at Bluewater Bay Marina across the bay from Destin, Fl awaiting the storm you experienced, high winds, rain and a few water spouts off shore. We celebrated surviving the storm at the marinas oyster bar and Newcastle on tap.

We docked at Panama City Marina today on the way to Port St Joe marina tommorow for a extended stay. PCM discounted fuel price $2.09 with BoatUS discount best ptice for diesel we've seen.
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Hi David. Been enjoying your trip from afar. Are you sure you weren't signed up as extras in a disaster movie. Wow, to rip those cleats out, must have been some storm. Maybe just as well you were away. Dodged a bullet maybe with stuff flying and collapsing around the marina. All the best for the rest of the trip. The boat seems to be going OK for you to have made great progress.

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Good one Rufus T. Took me a minute to figure it out.
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Th elogs and trash start to really show up when you get down past mile 50 on the Tenn-Tom, or is that still part of the Mobile River?
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Th elogs and trash start to really show up when you get down past mile 50 on the Tenn-Tom, or is that still part of the Mobile River?
If it's above where the Alabama River flows in, then it's the Tombigbee, which is the stretch south from where the TN Tom and Black Warrior come together. If it's below where the Alabama River flows in then it's the Mobile River.
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Haven't heard from you in a few days David! Everything going OK??
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We stopped about the 12 if the chart showed mile markers Big briar. Excellent anchorage
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Next stop grand mariner
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Old 12-08-2016, 05:22 PM   #156
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Hey David

Tomorrow night we should be in Turner Marina. I'm sure you will be gone by then. If not, I will see if I can hop over to Grand Mariner.
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Well I wouldn't go back to the grand mariner. It was a pretty ruff looking crowd docked there. I was a little worried when we left the boat. We stayed one night and left with 15knt winds. I had a heck of a time getting fuel at dog river. The winds and the current were tough. I us d the throttles at times with one at idle and the other at 2000.
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Bobbies fish camp is a must. We had a great dinner. And they have new docks. We also met a great group of loopers.
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Bobbies fish camp is a must. We had a great dinner. And they have new docks. We also met a great group of loopers.
You used "docks" as in plural. Are there actually docks now or just the one long dock still? At this time of year, I assume you didn't have to raft?
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As in several sections tied together. No rafting this time. But when I was here three years ago I wasn't sure I was going to be a bobbies fish camp in the morning. They were pretty bad
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