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Old 01-07-2013, 05:05 PM   #121
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Of course, the "crusier" club outing would be fun:

At least until that big sportsfisherman roars by or the wind picks up.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:54 PM   #122
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Well the 24hrs is over. Not much fun as the seas were much larger then advertised. Some 6-7' stuff that moved some things aboard that had never moved before. Todays pic is your classic low country anchorage.

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Old 01-07-2013, 06:19 PM   #123
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Daddyo,

What are you doing for heat while underway or is it not needed?

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:50 PM   #124
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Bob,
We use what FF calls a bus heater. It is a little radiator and blower in a self contained unit that is plumbed inline with the hot water loop that feeds the water heater. Hamilton Marine has several sized models all for a few hundred bucks. They will blow you out of the boat with the heat that they produce.

BUS HEATERS

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:29 AM   #125
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Wow, what a difference! We're in Florida now. The doors were just opened and the shoes came off!!!

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:32 AM   #126
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:33 AM   #127
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Now, you're talking, Daddyo. Do you plan a stop at Fort Pierce? Great inlet.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:44 AM   #128
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:58 AM   #129
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Now, you're talking, Daddyo. Do you plan a stop at Fort Pierce? Great inlet.
Hadn't thought about it. Pros?
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:27 PM   #130
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Very nice leisurely inside run today. I highly recommend the St Augustine Municipal Moorings. $20 gets you a mooring, free water taxi, and use of facilities. St Aug is one of the most pleasant stops on the ICW. These are from town and our mooring.

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:35 PM   #131
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I agree that it is a great stop and the open shuttle tour that picks up there is also fun, just make sure you have alot of energy if you plan on hiking to the supermarket.
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St Augustine is awesome! Top 5! We did the Municipal Marina, but the Moorings are good as well.

Glad to see you made it safely, enjoy!
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Hadn't thought about it. Pros?
I have to add my recommendation for a stop at St. Augustine. One of the best on the whole ICW. Oh year, my grandson is going to attend Flagler College there next fall.

If you need to duck in to get out of weather the Fort Pierce Inlet is one of the best. Usual caveats apply ie: wind out of the East on a falling tide can get bouncy. It is a straight shot in, and a couple of miles to the City Marina. We will probably be here through Saturday. Saturday morning is a great farmers market nest to the marina. We have a car here if you catch us.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:21 AM   #134
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Wow, what a difference! We're in Florida now. The doors were just opened and the shoes came off!!

Congrats!! and SO JEALOUS!!
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We did a couple of layover days there a few weeks ago - great place! Found a small, cash-only grocery store (across Bridge of the Lions, down Anastasia Blvd about half mile) that had inexpensive, incredibly fresh seafood & meats. Picked up a bag of grits and some shrimp - great dinner that night. For breakfast, try Georgie's (corner of Malaga & Oviedo) for an old-fashioned diner meal. Enjoy.

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Seeing your location in the Mooring field, how many times has that cannon woke you up from your nap?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:14 PM   #137
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Couldn't resist staying an extra night. Ran into friends staying in the anchorage. A few pics from today.

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:01 PM   #139
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Seeing your location in the Mooring field, how many times has that cannon woke you up from your nap?
Must be something wrong with it or me as I haven't heard it fired yet. We're off at first light so they missed their chance.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:20 AM   #140
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A bit foggy this morning. Where are those sportfishers?!!!!!

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