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by Herschel
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

We had another rest day today. The Admiral was on the binnacle list. The plan is to do some sailing tomorrow on a nearby lake. Here is a dusk shot with an almost full moon. This river is so peaceful. It has been a good place to pop our heads up from our COVID bunker/home of the past eight months. Bu...
by Herschel
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

This is a pic of one of those houseboats moored to tree on the shore of a loop off channel. The water was about 12-16 feet at this point in the center of the loop. It later dropped to about 6 as I mentioned above. I'm pretty sure the skipper of this houseboat would need to turn and return back towar...
by Herschel
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

Do you (or will you) do a chart showing your track... mainly your anchorages? I am definitely going to have to add that to the list. I've done the Mug race a couple of years, but didn't really notice much of the shoreline. I've tied up and stayed the night at to Jacksonville's city pier. Really a n...
by Herschel
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

A post script for the day---these burgers were really toothsome. 8)
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And you got to love the scenery for the day's grilling. :)
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by Herschel
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

Had a lovely two hour cruise today exploring north (down river) from our resort. Went as far as the next bridge. There was a houseboat going through so we got a neat shot of the bridge going up (we didn't venture through on this trip; we have before). Then we took in a branch of the river that goes ...
by Herschel
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

Thanks for sharing. Living vicariously through your posts. Yea, Milieu, really? :D :D Woke up to -10f today. We got 10 inches of snow yesterday. Hmm....Florida is looking nice. At least this landed in front of our house to brighten up the day. https://i.postimg.cc/2bk09p4L/jackolantern.png Cool hot...
by Herschel
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

Today was a rest day. Big project for the boat was just putting the Magma grill back onto the stanchion and getting it ready for burgers tomorrow night. Still getting use to just sitting on my porch or looking out the window and seeing my boat. Tomorrow we hope to head up a nearby tributary and just...
by Herschel
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

Here is the Navionics automatic point to point navigation.
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by Herschel
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

Here is one of our favorite spots down river. We often go to this cove and anchor for lunch.
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by Herschel
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

And we do have a railroad bridge with which to contend. Here we found it already up. Nice. 8)
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by Herschel
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

We enjoy having our boat in a marina in Sanford. It is a quaint little town with a rich history and a revitalized downtown area. Our marina is fairly large, catering to a wide variety of boats, sail and motor. The first challenge to the uninitiated is that our river is colored by the tannins from de...
by Herschel
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

Had a great day on the river. Drove back to Sanford and parked the truck at the marina. Boarded American Spirit shortly after noon and arrived at our resort about 5 PM. A lot of "traffic" on the river since it was Saturday. We generally "steamed" at about 6 knots, but there are several no wake or sl...
by Herschel
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Can't believe I waited so long to buy a pressure washer for my Mac and home
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Can't believe I waited so long to buy a pressure washer for my Mac and home

Beware high high pressure washers blowing off gel coating flakes and bits. If the fiberglass is exposed you will need to repair it soon to stop water penetration soaking fiberglass strands creating further issues in the future. I now have a dozen spots patched, primarily in the cabin area, that wil...
by Herschel
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

And a couple of yours truly and the Admiral. :)
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by Herschel
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Trip Logs
Topic: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: A lazy cruise on the St. Johns River Florida

So far so good. The Admiral and I packed up all the gear, food, and beverages, we think we need for a week into our two vehicles and drove up to the resort on the St. Johns. Checked in, unpacked, and went for a walk to reconnoiter. Water is high, almost up to the fixed piers, but still beautiful and...