The First Mate's Journal

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Great Lakes to The Bahamas

Who: Wayne & Pat
Port: Jackson
05 November 2009 | Deltaville, VA
16 October 2009 | Deltaville, VA
26 May 2009 | Deltaville
25 May 2009 | Deltaville
24 May 2009 | Fishing Bay (N37*32.418 W76*20.203) to Deltaville
23 May 2009 | Great Bridge VA (N36*43.285 W76*14.508) to Fishing Bay VA (N37*32.418 W76*20.203)
22 May 2009 | Buck Island, NC (N36*16.034 W75*57.520) to Great BridgeVA (N36*43.285 W76*14.508)
21 May 2009 | The Alligator River Bridge, NC (N35*53.847 W76*02.024) to Buck Island, NC (N36*16.034 W75*57.520)
20 May 2009 | Alligator River Bridge, NC
19 May 2009 | Alligator River Swing Bridge, NC
17 May 2009 | The Pungo River, NC (N35*33.715 W76*28.557) to Alligator Swing Bridge, NC (N35*53.874 W76*02.024)
16 May 2009 | Eastham Creek Anchorage NC (N35*17.680 W76*36.514) to The Pungo River, NC (N35*33.715 W76*28.557)
15 May 2009 | Town Creek Marina, Beaufort NC (N34*43.519 W76*39.898) to Eastham Creek, NC (N35*17.680 W76*36.514)
14 May 2009 | Town Creek Marina, Beaufort, NC
13 May 2009 | Taylor Creek, Beaufort, NC (34*42.860 76*39.831) to Town Creek Marina, Beaufort, NC
12 May 2009 | Mile Hammock Bay (N34*33.163 W77*19.528) SM#244.5 to Taylor Creek, Beaufort, NC (34*42.860 76*39.831)
11 May 2009 | Wrightsville Beach NC (N34*12.441 W77*47.965) SM#283.2 to Mile Hammock Bay (N34*33.163 W77*19.528) SM#244.5
10 May 2009 | Shallottes Inlet, NC (N33*54.913)SM330 to Wrightsville Beach Anchorage (N34*12.447 W77*47.953)
09 May 2009 | Bull Creek, SC (N33 36.667 W79 06.228) to Shallottes Inlet, NC (N33*54.913)

Fixed again!

17 September 2008 | Haverstraw Marina, Haverstraw Bay
Sunny 70s
Don't think Wayne slept all night. But, the mechanic was here before 9 am and is working on it as I type. Once we get back on the river we'll be going by Tarrytown also known by the famed name of Sleepy Hollow. According to the author (Washing Irving - the Legend of Sleepy Hollow) the name is derived from Dutch wives complaining references to their husbands spending too much time at the village tavern. I'd say with certainty we're not going to make the SSCA Gam this weekend. Looks like we'll have to go to the Melbourne Gam this December.

11:30am and the throttle now works (yay!!!). I learned where the throttle screw is for adjusting the idle speed. Turn the nut first then the bolt in or out to speed up or slow down. I told the mechanic we were going to keep him (he didn't know if he could get back out of the engine compartment) and he said "okay - I have to make one phone call home to the wife to tell her I won't be home for dinner" LOL I liked him - very personable fella - raced motorcycles, has a new crotch rocket, and a rabbit that's very smart.

An expensive 24 hours - welcome to the joys of cruising (the other side)...
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Vessel Name: Kolibrie
Vessel Make/Model: Bayfield 36
Hailing Port: Jackson
Crew: Wayne & Pat
About: Back in Michigan for Hurricane Season 2009...
Extra: Our boat is a Bayfield 36. Not the fastest little thing, but a nice little cruiser that we like to call home.
Home Page: www.kolibrie.us
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Great Lakes to The Bahamas

Who: Wayne & Pat
Port: Jackson