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)

Hurricane Kolibrie Part 2

17 January 2009 | Velcro Beach, FL
Saturday, January 17, 2009

After coffee and French toast with sausage and juice this morning we decided to try our hand at feeding the sanitary hose under the bunk again.

One thing led to another and the rest of the day was spent trying to figure out how and where to mount the macerator pump, y-valve, and hosing. It looks like there may have been one at one time but there's only hints of it - a switch here and a switch there, both screwed to the off position. With most of the floorboards up, bathroom drawers and cupboards emptied, we went through various scenarios to see where we could fit everything. We have the sanitary hose fed through from the bathroom cabinet to the through-hull (hole with a shutoff valve) under our bunk and a good idea of where the y-valve (directing waste to the pump-out or pump "out") and macerator pump (chews up the waste into very small pieces before flushing it out) will go but now it's a matter of feeding more hose under the floorboards and fitting it to the existing hose and wiring up the macerator pump to that as well as the new hose, etc., etc., etc... In starting to hook up the hose to the thru hull Wayne noticed the thru hull pipe didn't have barbs on it (to help hold the hose on securely) so we'll have to replace that (another trip to West Marine) before hooking the hose up to it.

The way I'm feeling, I'm sure my body is going to look like a mack truck hit it. It's starting to feel bruised all over.
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.
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Great Lakes to The Bahamas

Who: Wayne & Pat
Port: Jackson