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Old 23-04-2013, 15:07   #346
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Just got the "official" estimate, I was closer.
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Old 23-04-2013, 16:37   #347
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oogh....why I hate dealing with inboards....the labor costs are always nasty. Best of luck Don.
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Old 23-04-2013, 18:47   #348
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oogh....why I hate dealing with inboards....the labor costs are always nasty. Best of luck Don.
I've been trying to think of a way to make an outboard diesel that is located inboard and is easily removed. But I don't have that, so I guess I'll live with what I do have.
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Ouch! At least you found it. Hope it all goes easy!
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I'll have a good transmission, new filters, new battery and cables, a new battery charger, reconditioned fuel injectors, and a very well tested starter. Nobody said it would be easy.
All that work that's been done, and what's needed, should keep it running for a while.

Sorry it's going to hit you so much in the wallet.
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'hope your mechanical troubles are over. We're northbound in a week,- 'maybe see you at Osprey!
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Old 24-04-2013, 06:51   #352
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'hope your mechanical troubles are over. We're northbound in a week,- 'maybe see you at Osprey!
Take a look at Port Royal Landing as you go by, I might still be here. Best of luck!
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Hi Don.

I have just finished reading this thread from page 1.. Awesome. Well done in both getting the boat, sailing away AND keeping the thread going. Nice job. Sounds like you are having a great time, learning heaps as you go. What I really like about your story is that it is warts and all, telling us all your mistakes. It's refreshing. We all make them, and some a lot more than others. (If you know what I mean). (See pics)

I did the whole "sell up and sail away" thing in my 20s on a Dufour 29 in the med. Best time of my life. Two years ago I got back into sailing and bought a Ross 40 down here in NZ. She's a handful and is certainly keeping me poor, but great fun. A bit of racing and a bit of cruising, but I hope to get further afield in the near future. I had hoped to get up to SF to watch Team New Zealand win the Americas cup (ducks for cover) but I haven't got the boat up to spec yet.

Please keep this thread going as it's a beauty, and your writing style is just great! Cheers, Smithy.
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Thanks. Mistakes, I've made a few, but then again too few to mention.
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I told you all about my entrance to Wassaw Sound, with the breakers and cross currents. Here is the plot I recorded on OpenCPN.



The depths were a bit deeper since I came in at High tide, the lowest I saw was 11' (5.5' under the keel). This was within about 20' of the course I plotted on OpenCPN, then transferred to my Lowrance Chart plotter.
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Wow! There's some nasty shallow spots there. I wouldn't want to come in with a strong onshore breeze and outgoing tide....
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Wow! There's some nasty shallow spots there. I wouldn't want to come in with a strong onshore breeze and outgoing tide....
Wind, 15-25knts NNE; Seas, 5-7' NNE; Tide, just before full high; Time, sunset(7:25PM). Easy as pie, for someone that has never done it before and didn't know what a spot he would have been in if the fuel filters clogged like they did two days later.

I was very happy to see Red 10 go by.

Hindsight being 20/20, I should have gone in at the Savannah River.

I should say that I went out this same track just 4 months ago, I didn't think it would change too much. Other than that, see my signature.
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I've been out Wassaw Sound on an easy morning, but I've more often come in at Savanna and cut up into the Calibogue Sound.
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Calibogue Sound looks worse than Wassaw. Cut due north from the Savannah river entrance at G15, pass G3 close on your port, then between R4 & G5, correct? Looks awful skinny at G3. (I need 5.5')
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Hindsight being 20/20, I should have gone in at the Savannah River.

I should say that I went out this same track just 4 months ago, I didn't think it would change too much. Other than that, see my signature.
Haha. Yeah I could have the same signature I reckon! Your stories of the ICW and limited room to move reminded me of going up the Rhone and Saone in France with the mast down back in the 80s.. Full flood waters coming down with trees and debris.. Very scary. Much scarier than the open ocean!! Like I said, love the narrative! Very inspiring.
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