12 November 2017 | St Augustine
N winds 10 knots, Partly Cloudy, wind changed to the east
Departed JACKSONVILLE Beach Marine at 8A. About 2 hours into the cruise the cold water pipe to the port water heater separated. I noticed it by a bilge pump alarm and constant running of the water pump. I shut the pump off and got access to the heater and reconnected the water pipe and put two clamps on the hose connection. I then balled out the compartment under the bunk. It took about 45 minutes to fix. Kathi maintained of progress down the ICW. She is such a go.od sailor. We arrived at our morning at the St. Augustine municipal marine about 1P. We had to make two passes to pick up the mooring. Kathi did well getting to morning pendent onto the starboard front cleat. Our Mantus mooring brittle connected easily to the mooring. We dinkyed into St Augustine and walked around the town and had a late brunch. The American legion in St Augustine was really nice. It's the best one I have ever seen. We dinkyed back before dark but the dinky outboard would not run... We got a tow from a kind couple also dinkying. Our trip has been plagued with one issue after another at least they are fixable and minor. Tomorrow will be a zero dark thirty to Daytona Beach.