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Forum: General Interest Yesterday, 10:58 PM
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Posted By edwardc
Yeah, there's a group of three bull sharks and...

Yeah, there's a group of three bull sharks and one nurse shark that make the rounds between the fish cleaning stations at Brown's, Blue Water, and Bimini Big Game!

We spent a great 6 days at Man O...
Forum: General Interest 03-22-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By edwardc
I am SO enjoying our "year without winter". ...

I am SO enjoying our "year without winter".
It's in the upper 70s today here on Man O War cay in the Abacos. :)
Forum: General Interest 03-19-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By edwardc
Wow! I didn't realize it had been almost 3 weeks...

Wow! I didn't realize it had been almost 3 weeks since my last post!

After spending 3 days in Bimini, we set out for Great Harbor Cay in the Berries. In order to get in ahead of some upcoming...
Forum: Electrical 03-14-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By edwardc
MMI sells the special solenoid gasket needed for...

MMI sells the special solenoid gasket needed for ignition proofing. I believe this may be the only difference, but am not positive.
Forum: General Interest 03-01-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
Bimini!

Well, the morning of Feb 28, we said goodby to Marathon and headed out.

Our original plan had been to work our way up to Rodridguez Key (near Key Largo), anchor overnight, and then cross the gulf...
Forum: General Interest 02-20-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By edwardc
We are on mooring ball N1, almost directly out...

We are on mooring ball N1, almost directly out from the marina (see image), so we probably would be visible if the webcam was working. Alas, a lot of infrastructure is still down from Irma damage,...
Forum: General Interest 02-20-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By edwardc
Indeed, we did that for Valentines Day.

Indeed, we did that for Valentines Day.
Forum: General Interest 02-19-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
Just an update. We've spent the last 3...

Just an update.

We've spent the last 3 weeks in Boot Key Harbor in Marathon. Took us 12 days at anchor to work our way up the mooring ball waiting list from #24!

We really like it here , and I...
Forum: General Interest 02-02-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
No, what meteor?

No, what meteor?
Forum: General Interest 02-01-2019, 11:22 AM
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Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
It was a good news/bad news situation. After the...

It was a good news/bad news situation. After the front went through, the temp plummeted. This made exploring in the dink unattractive, but kept the bugs down in Little Shark River.

No bug issues...
Forum: General Interest 01-30-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
As Dan suggested,we were able to stay inside the...

As Dan suggested,we were able to stay inside the park boundaries down to Cape Sable (about 1 mi offshore) and avoid the crabpots. After that, the strings of pots were thick enough to walk across...
Forum: General Interest 01-27-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
Thanks Dan. Others have told us that too, and...

Thanks Dan. Others have told us that too, and with our 4 1/2 ft draft, that's certainly a consideration.

After little Shark River, we're headed to Marathon.
Been raining steadily here...
Forum: Exhaust System 01-25-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By edwardc
The water injection point should be at least 4...

The water injection point should be at least 4 inches lower than the high point of the hot loop. More is better. This minimizes moisture migration back to the manifold, which would encourage sticking...
Forum: General Interest 01-24-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
We bit the bullet and paid for another 3 nights...

We bit the bullet and paid for another 3 nights here.
Forum: General Interest 01-24-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
Well, the front came and went. And we got in our...

Well, the front came and went. And we got in our airboat ride. No gators, but lots of birds and wildlife. The raccoons were totally fearless, and came right up to our airboat and put their paws on...
Forum: General Interest 01-20-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
We're hunkered down in Everglades City for a few...

We're hunkered down in Everglades City for a few days. Front went through today, with West winds 23-27 kts in the slip. The Gulf gets really rough with West winds, and they were forecasting inshore...
Forum: Ericson 01-20-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 17,656
Posted By edwardc
This sure sounds like running out of fuel. One...

This sure sounds like running out of fuel. One suspect is the float's needle valve. If it's gotten gummed up by bad fuel, it can randomly stick shut, and the float bowl will run dry in a minute or...
Forum: General Interest 01-16-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
Just a quick update. We've moved to a mooring...

Just a quick update. We've moved to a mooring ball in Ft Myers Beach for 3 days. The large mooring field here is managed by the Matanzas Inn and Marina.

The entrance into the Harbor was very hairy...
Forum: General Interest 01-13-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
Don't know, as we've never sailed there before....

Don't know, as we've never sailed there before. Our default plan is to get a mooring and dinghy in. Failing that, we'll try to anchor out and dinghy in.
Forum: General Interest 01-12-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
Crossed Lake Okechobee yesterday, using "Route 1"...

Crossed Lake Okechobee yesterday, using "Route 1" across the open lake. Was a little rough on the first half (shallow depth + wind = short choppy seas). Motorsailed with jib to smooth it out a bit....
Forum: General Interest 01-11-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
Our current plans are to head south along the...

Our current plans are to head south along the Everglades, hop over to Key West, island hop the keys over to Marthon and Key Largo, jump over to Bimini, and loop through Eluthera and the Abacos before...
Forum: General Interest 01-10-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,529
Posted By edwardc
Well, after more delay than I planned (waiting...

Well, after more delay than I planned (waiting for parts & tools I shipped from home) we're finally underway again! Tuesday 1/8, we left Ft. Pierce and continued down the ICW as far as the St. Lucie...
Forum: Cooling System 01-07-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By edwardc
We're already back at the boat in Ft. Pierce, FL....

We're already back at the boat in Ft. Pierce, FL. Just waiting for some parts and tools we shipped from home to arrive. Hope to be on our way soon.
Forum: General Maintenance 01-06-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By edwardc
I used to have good luck on other engines using...

I used to have good luck on other engines using Varsol to thin the oil/water "milkshake".

I use the Pella 6000 suction oil extractor:
...
Forum: Cooling System 01-06-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By edwardc
Our winterizing this year consists of taking the...

Our winterizing this year consists of taking the boat the the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.:D:D Very effective at avoiding freeze damage and stuck valves! ;);)
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