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Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 03-02-2018, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Wmiii
When we made that run, We would usually anchor in...

When we made that run, We would usually anchor in Factory Bay in Marco. Then run outside to Little Shark or, for fun, run inside through Goodland on down to Little Shark. Just be careful when the...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-02-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,033
Posted By Wmiii
Well, We have been at Twin Dolphin Marina off...

Well, We have been at Twin Dolphin Marina off and on since 2000. We really like its location, facilities, floating docks and general atmosphere.
They are in the process of replacing all the docks...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-21-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,294
Posted By Wmiii
Thanks for sharing your adventure. I was good...

Thanks for sharing your adventure.
I was good speaking with you as you left Island Cove Tuesday.
We are at Ditto Landing this morning and are looking at going on over to Joe Wheeler today and stage...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-16-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By Wmiii
We are leaving Terrace View this morning and will...

We are leaving Terrace View this morning and will probably anchor in the Harrison Bay area for the night. Then we'll see what the situation is with Chicamauga Lock, then on down to Little Cedar...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-15-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,294
Posted By Wmiii
We may not make it that far down tomorrow. But...

We may not make it that far down tomorrow. But may meet you somewhere as you head North and we head South.

Safe travels,

Wm Mayberry
OPTIMYSTIQUE
Mariner 40

Fixin to head South
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-12-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,294
Posted By Wmiii
When we came up through Wilson Lock in June, We...

When we came up through Wilson Lock in June, We stayed at Florence Marina and went through EARLY.... That worked out best for us as there aren't many good anchorages on Wilson Lake.
Also we just...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 09-07-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By Wmiii
I will second the recommendation for Terrace View...

I will second the recommendation for Terrace View Marina. We brought our 40' Mariner Trawler up from Bradenton, Florida to Watts bar Lake last June. We have kept her at Terrace View. I cant say...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,154
Posted By Wmiii
I am looking to replace our lovely dark green...

I am looking to replace our lovely dark green settee cushion covers. We only have settees, so we 'lounge' on them much of the time when in the salon. Especially in the evenings when at the dock...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 08-19-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,267
Posted By Wmiii
We have used 2 anchors off the bow a few times...

We have used 2 anchors off the bow a few times over the years on the West coast of Florida. Several years ago, before the mooring field, in Ft Myers Beach. At Russell Pass near Everglades City and...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-08-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By Wmiii
Yes, Erwin Marine runs the docks downtown and...

Yes, Erwin Marine runs the docks downtown and that would be your best bet.


Wm Mayberry
OPTIMYSTIQUE
Mariner 40


Watts Bar Lake, getting ready for the Eclipse
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 06-28-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By Wmiii
We've used this route several times in the past...

We've used this route several times in the past couple of years. 1st remember about the change in the buoys just past the bridge at Marco. They change from Red to Right to Red to starboard if you...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 06-27-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By Wmiii
We brought our boat up from Bradenton, FL and are...

We brought our boat up from Bradenton, FL and are now on Watts Bar Lake in East Tennessee. Don't tell anyone, but it's our favorite...


Wm Mayberry
OPYIMYSTIQUE
Mariner 40


Watts Bar Lake,...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-27-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By Wmiii
Bladders aren't recommended either for several...

Bladders aren't recommended either for several reasons: it's almost impossible to install it to prevent chafing, which results in leaks...they're highly prone to blow out fittings at the first sign...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-26-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By Wmiii
Has anyone used a flexible tank? My boat came...

Has anyone used a flexible tank? My boat came with a 40 gal built in fiberglass tank that must have leaked at some point, was cut out and replaced with a West Marine 20 gal. tank. I would like to...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-16-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,033
Posted By Wmiii
I've enjoyed being in the Bradenton/Palmetto...

I've enjoyed being in the Bradenton/Palmetto area. We are kinda midway from Tarpon Springs to the North to Ft Myers beach, and Naples/Marco to the South.
We keep boat at twin Dolphin Marina, but...
Forum: Power Systems 05-30-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By Wmiii
That worked! I found the pressure...

That worked!

I found the pressure sensor/switch. I checked with my service guys in Bradenton, FL and they agreed. I then checked to see if I needed to just unplug the 2 wires from the sensor or...
Forum: Power Systems 05-30-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By Wmiii
Great, I'll dig into it in few minutes and see...

Great,
I'll dig into it in few minutes and see if I can find that sensor.
Thanks,
Wm
Forum: Power Systems 05-30-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By Wmiii
Thanks Ski. I'll check and see what I can find....

Thanks Ski.
I'll check and see what I can find.
There is nothing from the thru hull to the strainer, to the pump, to the heat exchanger. Maybe something after.


I can find diesel mechanics...
Forum: Power Systems 05-29-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By Wmiii
Onan 5 KW Generator help

I have a Onan 5MDKBH 5 KW genset that has stopped working properly. It starts fine, runs for 15 seconds and shuts down. The Flashing lights indicate a 'No raw water flow' message, buy I have good...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By Wmiii
We go down to Marathon each winter for the past...

We go down to Marathon each winter for the past 10 years. We have stayed at Sombrero Dockside all these years. It is certainly much less expensive than Faro Blanco, but doesn't have much in the...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 04-21-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By Wmiii
Great information Hi-D-Ho! We've made the trip...

Great information Hi-D-Ho!
We've made the trip a few times in our 37' sailboat, but had to hop out side from Pensacola to Panama City.
It will be interesting to see how our stops work out on the...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 04-21-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By Wmiii
Stops and things to see and do on the FL Panhandle

We are also heading up to the Tennessee River next month.
Weather depending, we'll run from Clearwater to Carrabelle and Apalachicola.
We'll be taking our time crossing the Panhandle and would like...
Forum: Power Systems 04-14-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By Wmiii
I was finally able to get the Allen screw loose...

I was finally able to get the Allen screw loose and the cover just slipped back in place. The Allen screw was VERY tight and I had trouble getting it loose.
All is good now!


Wm
Forum: Power Systems 04-13-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By Wmiii
I'll try loosening up the Allen screw. Thanks ...

I'll try loosening up the Allen screw.
Thanks


Wm
Forum: Power Systems 04-13-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By Wmiii
My problem is that I am unable to get the...

My problem is that I am unable to get the top/cover assembly (fig 4)back into the trans housing.
Is there some adjustment with the allen wrench?


Wm Mayberry
OPTIMYSTIQUE
Mariner 40
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