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Old 04-03-2018, 08:20 PM   #81
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We are at Homeport Marina. Stopped at fuel Dick and filled up and then got all tied up in our slip. Gave the boat a good rinse down and then went to grab a bite at Luluís. We knew it was busy but had no idea it would be THAT busy. There was a 3.5 hour wait for a table. There were 232 reservations ahead of us!
We managed to snag 4 seats at the bar and ate there.

Everybody is tired and have already turned in. It was a long day and will be an even longer one tomorrow. We are going all the way home tomorrow. You know how people will put babies in the car and take them for a ride to get them to sleep? Well, thatís me on the boat! We start cruising and thereís the hum of the engines and the sounds of the water and Iím OUT. So I had a nice long nap again today so Iím not tired now.

Here are a few pictures of the day.
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:25 PM   #82
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And a few more pictures.
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:38 PM   #83
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:56 PM   #84
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Pretty strong front heading thru in the wee hours and into the morning. Hold tight.
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Stormy Tuesday night ahead for LA to FL.
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You need to be very careful with those fuel dicks!
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Might want to use a condom, especially if the USCG is hiding near the fuel dock.
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Might want to use a condom, especially if the USCG is hiding near the fuel dock.
They don't hold up very well with the ethanol these days.....
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Just pulled up wind and sea conditions in Mobile Bay.... Gonna be some rock and rollin' in that beam sea. From Mobile to Gulfport winds due N 18-25kts. Careful out there!
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They don't hold up very well with the ethanol these days.....
Nawww, diesel for the long haul.
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How did you get there? What are your plans?
We left Houma about 2 weeks ago, now at Rosemary beach with family. This weekend we return by car to Palafox marina and in the boat head east, once we get to Apalachicola we'll head back towards home, slowly with lots of stops.
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Nice looking weather. We got 3Ē of snow last night.
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We are waiting to go through the Rigolets bridge.
Mobile Bay started out somewhat ok but got pretty rough the further we went.
That wasn’t fun but at least rain stopped and eventually the sun came out.
It’s calmed down some in the last hour or so.
Found a new leak in the boat! Woohoo.
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We are waiting to go through the Rigolets bridge.
Almost home!!!!! How was Mississippi Sound? That had to be rather nasty too. Wind has laid down some, Lake P shouldn't be bad with you being somewhat on the lee side. Congrats on you bringing her home in somewhat dicey conditions! BTW, crawfish prices have dropped by 25% this week!
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Almost home!!!!! How was Mississippi Sound? That had to be rather nasty too. Wind has laid down some, Lake P shouldn't be bad with you being somewhat on the lee side. Congrats on you bringing her home in somewhat dicey conditions! BTW, crawfish prices have dropped by 25% this week!
The Sound was YUCK!!
Finally they opened the bridge.

And crawfish prices dropping is the best news ever! Iím hitting my place tomorrow!
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Found a new leak in the boat! Woohoo.
Star, the leak is on top or the bottom?
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Star, the leak is on top or the bottom?
Top. It appears one of the flybridge drains is plugged up and water is coming inside.
At least thatís where we THINK itís coming from.
Itís a pretty significant leak.
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We went through the railroad bridge, under the twin span, and now waiting to go through hwy 11 bridge.
Our bridge in the tchefuncte doesn’t open for maritime traffic between 4:30pm-6:30pm
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Almost home!!!!! How was Mississippi Sound? That had to be rather nasty too. Wind has laid down some, Lake P shouldn't be bad with you being somewhat on the lee side. Congrats on you bringing her home in somewhat dicey conditions! BTW, crawfish prices have dropped by 25% this week!
I donít know how big the swells were but Iíd guess a good 5ft. I was sitting inside where it was dry and warm and I was watching out the back window.waves were crashing into the cockpit. When weíd roll a bit to one side, I could just see a wall of water out of the cockpit. The boat handled it all great.
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