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The fun times aboard Liquid Therapy. With - Susan and Brooke Smith

20 April 2018 | South Harbour Village Marina
20 April 2018 | Barefoot Marina
19 April 2018 | Osprey Marina
15 April 2018 | Santee River South
13 April 2018 | Santee South River Anchorage
10 April 2018 | Harbour Town Yacht Basin
10 April 2018 | Isle Of Hope Marina
09 April 2018 | Sunbury Crab Company Marina
07 April 2018 | Cedar Creek Anchorage
05 April 2018 | Jekyll Harbor Marina
04 April 2018 | Fernandina Harbor Marina
26 March 2018 | Palm Cove Marina
25 March 2018 | Palm Cove Marina
24 March 2018 | Marineland
21 March 2018 | Cocoa Village Anchorage
18 March 2018 | Pelican Harbor Yacht Club, Ft. Pierce, FL
16 March 2018 | Sandy Cay Banks
16 March 2018 | Rosie's Marina, Grand Cays, BS
14 March 2018 | Allans-Pensacola Anchorage
12 March 2018 | Green Turtle Club

Passage - Fernandina - Palm Cove Marina, Jacksonville, FL

06 December 2017 | Palm Cove Marina
Brooke Smith
Sunday, December 3, 2017
31 miles 5.1 Engine Hours
8:34 AM Underway
1:24 PM Docked Port Side to Slip C10

(Reposted to correct today's picture )Started out in not quite a fog but decided visibility was so low that we should run the navigation lights. We had a following current for most of the way round Amelia Island. But then extreme head currents slowed us under 4 tkos, The worst was when we went under the San Pablo Bridge. I had enough power on to be going 7.5kts. Was doing 2kts! This was the most extreme current we have even been in. Later I spoke with a sailboat that said he ran as hard as normal and was sitting still and had to over-rev the engine to get through the bridge. Other than the slow going the channel had plenty of water all the way to Jacksonville.
I noticed my tachometer was suddenly reading 0 when the motor was running at 1800RPMs. Before I could call Susan to see if the lower helm tachometer was also reading 0 the flybridge tachometer resumed working and never flinched the rest of the day.
The tachometer is connected to the alternator and counts pulses off one of the diodes inside the alternator. So, is my alternator about to fail? Could just be a bad ground connection or a loose connection at the tachometer. Until it stays broken ti's too hard to tell.
Along our passage we saw more broken docks, sunken or boats blown up into shallows. Hurricane's Mathew and Irma have damaged much around this area.
We had a Deja vu moment entering Palm Cove Marina. We didn't remember the name, but we have been here before. The very nice restaurant, Marker 32, was closed Monday night and we opted for not crossing the 7 lane highway to other nicer restaurants and ended up at Wendy's.
We ended staying two days and I got back to working on installing a high water alarm in the bilge. It's on my "to do" list and running the wires to the fly bridge is going to be the tough part. Planning where to mount devices is a very difficult process due to space limitations of a boat. Running wires is often difficult. I've got it figured out, but not cut out the spot on the flybridge. That will be done on another day. We are headed to Marineland today.
Today's picture is a pretty spectacular sunrise just a few minutes ago.
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Vessel Name: LIQUID THERAPY
Vessel Make/Model: ALBIN 36' DOUBLE CABIN TRAWLER
Hailing Port: DELTAVILLE, VA
Crew: BROOKE & SUSAN SMITH
About: LONGTIME BOATERS. SOLD OUR 33' CARVER IN 2002 AND HAVE BEEN BOATING ON OTHER PEOPLES BOATS SINCE. WE ALWAYS WANTED A TRAWLER AND SAID IT WAS TIME. SO, WE NOW HAVE A 1979 ALBIN. IT'S GREAT.
Extra: Headed south fall 2017 to Miami and then the Bahamas
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