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Old 09-24-2018, 11:18 PM   #21
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2 weeks?

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09/18/18 Got the bad news today; Clutch has to come out. We will be down for about 2 weeks.

We will back up on posting as soon as we can travel.
couple weeks for a clutch seems lengthy, better stock up on liquid refreshments or the bartab may exceed the repair bill

smooth sailing
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:56 AM   #22
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How fast is the current - You can count on about 1 statute MPH on your nose. It will probably be more between Mobile and Demopolis. It can get quite strong if heavy rains. Maybe 2-2.5 MPH but I have seen worse. The upper Tenn Tom and the TN will vary a bit but usually mild. Heavy rains will make it worse of course. Call or search US Army Corp of Engineers to see flow rates. Calling the various dams will give you water levels and flows. Also calling marinas will often give good flow information.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:20 PM   #23
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Juggerknot only 2 days to rebuild the clutch,,,If I could get someone to take it out the boat
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:03 AM   #24
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HERE WE GO AGAIN !!!!!! Trans is being installed today, plan on leaving in the AM heading back to Dog River then North. Trans was rebuilt but showed no signs of oil leak. Seals all in good shape, disc packs showed signs of wear from slipping. Was told oil could have been boiling out of trans due to slipping.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:02 PM   #25
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Good news! and good luck on the rest of the trip. Please let us know how it is going .
Where did you wind up having the work done?
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:47 PM   #26
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Left Kennedy Marina Saturday 10/13/18 headed to Dog River Marina. Made it there in 9 Hrs. everything running great.
Left Dog River this morning 10/14/18 headed to Mobile
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:55 PM   #27
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Docked at Mobile Civic Center on the river. Mile marker "0" of the Tenn-Tom.
So we are really heading north in morning. River is alittle rough due to ship activity. must call ahead for electricity.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:44 AM   #28
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FINALLY GOT INTERNET SERVICE.

10/15/18 Let mobile early Monday morning. Once we left port the scenery changed. Railroad to port side and Marsh to starboard. Passed a few boats that were leaving the Rendezvous at Joe Wheeler Park. Anchored at Upper Sunflower Bend behind red buoy line for the night. Had 8+ ft of water. Great place to anchor. made 80 miles today.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:52 AM   #29
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10/16/18 went thru our 1st lock at Coffeeville without problem. Kathy still has all 10 fingers. Arrived at Bobby's Fish camp that afternoon Restaurant is only open Thursday thru Sunday. Had to fin for ourselves for dinner. Grilled Redfish on boat. Met very , very interesting people from St Louis. They were heading to Florida but not sure just where. Had everything on boat from suit of armor to Harley on back. Oh also their pet parrot Powder.
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10/16/18 went thru our 1st lock at Coffeeville without problem. Kathy still has all 10 fingers. Arrived at Bobby's Fish camp that afternoon Restaurant is only open Thursday thru Sunday. Had to fin for ourselves for dinner. Grilled Redfish on boat. Met very , very interesting people from St Louis. They were heading to Florida but not sure just where. Had everything on boat from suit of armor to Harley on back. Oh also their pet parrot Powder.
They came thru Paris Landing about a month or so ago.
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:04 PM   #31
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10/17/18 Anchored at MM177 behind Green Buoy line. 7ft+ at low River pool. About 35 miles south of Demopolis. traveled about 69 miles today. landscape beautiful Eagles galore. Weather cooling down. about 60 today
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:07 PM   #32
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10/18/18 Thursday. Saw the waterfalls at Demopolis Dam. Beautiful. Came thru locks without problems. Docked at Kingfisher marina. Marina is very well kept. Clean Laundry. Courtesy car and shuttle bus to town. Will stay a few days here to see the town.
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Hope to be bringing our new boat up from Mobile to Demopolis in about a month, after some work at Turner Marine on Dog River.
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When you get to Columbus, we enjoyed visiting Tennessee Williams birthplace, and the Waverly Plantation. Also took a side trip to Aberdeen, MS via rental car and did the self guided home tour. Kathy would like it....

We stayed at the Columbus Marina and liked it, but that was in 2014. Safe travels, and have a great time!
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:10 PM   #35
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10/19/18 when into Demopolis today. Had a wonderful lunch at SVH Bistro. Ex mayor Mike is chef and wife Judy runs to gift shop below the Bistro. Kingfisher Marina is 1st class. Dockmaster Anna Marie does a great job keeping the place spotless. Laundry, pool, and courtesy car and shuttle.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:15 PM   #36
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10/20/18 After a few days of rest we are heading out tomorrow am. Will post again once we have service again.
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Sunday 10/21/18 Made it to MM287; just passed Howell Heflin Lock. Lockmaster came to boat while we were locking thru and knew more about Houma than I do. He worked for Cenac towing for many yrs.
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