Started day: mile marker 467 Ended day: mile marker 473 We woke this morning to sunny skies and the excitement that comes with knowing you are leaving the dock. We made our plans with St. John’s Marina for tonight – just 10 miles down the road. We didnt want to go too far just incase there were any issues with the new systems. We said good bye to our slip neighbors, Chris and Debbie. Boy, we could not have found a nicer couple. I wish…Continue Reading “Heading to St. John’s Island”

When we started the Balmar 60-YP-100-SV alternator and regulator installation last week we found we needed a new alternator support piece. The hole that holds the pin for the alternator was very worn and that is why our alternator was cavitating so badly (and probably why we had several things break related to the alternator!). The part wouldn’t arrive until Monday! We were hoping to leave Dec 15th (Tuesday) for Hilton Head… so we tried to do all the work we could while waiting on…Continue Reading “Installation of Balmar Alternator”

We closed up the cabin for the winter and headed south on Dec 4th. We spent an overnight in Greensboro, NC so we could schedule a Saturday visit with Stew’s mother in Murrell’s Inlet near Myrtle Beach. We had a really nice visit through the window – this time, no rain – yay! Saturday we got back to the boat with lots to put away!! I had Kim pick up an order at the Erie Wholefoods Co-op and she brought it to me at the…Continue Reading “Exploring Charleston”

We spent a few days before heading north for Thanksgiving doing a few odd jobs and visiting with Cole. We also had to get tested for Covid-19 before we could enter PA. Stew replaced all the plumbing under the kitchen sink – if you remember this had “blown” during our trip south and continued to be an issue. Since we now had a car and many marine stores he was finally able to locate all the parts needed to do a complete overhaul! Thank goodness!…Continue Reading “A few odd jobs done”