Don, Boxton Whaler? Is that a wal-mart knock off of the esteemed Boston Whaler? haha
We made it up to Island Cove last night. Super great time! FYI for other TN River folks- Chickamauga lock is messed up, at least it was yesterday when we went through! Some more pics for those that like them.....
YES...that IS a traffic safety cone being used as the outboard engine cowling!! GO VOLS!!
We only saw one other recreational cruising boat on the river the entire time. BillyIII- I could not help but think of you when we saw her- I think you know why!
Rains last week resulted in HUGE currents and flooded the downtown Chattanooga waterfront. Currents were very strong as well- made for slow traveling up stream!
Approach to Chickamauga Lock:
And home in her slip at Island Cove:
It was a great run- 250 miles round trip. The first day up from Guntersville we did 75 miles- longest single day the boat has surely done in 15 years. I could not be more pleased with the trawler. She ran absolutely great the entire time. In fact, I am still on the original racor fuel filter that was in there when I bought her! Amazing, given how long she sat!! I could not be happier with her performance and handling. Locking through is extremely, extremely easy. Learning to have just a single screw has been easy and the handling surprisingly great.
I still have some small projects to do....the inverter, some exterior trim I need to do, a few other things, etc. but she is basically ready to go for summer and has proven herself to be reliable, sturdy, easy to handle, and just a joy to be on and own!
Let's go trawlering!!!