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Old 09-25-2017, 09:04 AM
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2017 - South from the Chesapeake

Hey everyone!

Paul and I plan to put our little Grampian back in the water in the next couple weeks and then leave South down the ICW for Florida.

What started as a plan for a 'toes in the sand, drink in hand' trip has taken a bit of a turn to more of a planned relief effort as most of our forward storage will be full of carpenters tools.

As our first message for this trip, in Afourian style, the boat has been on the hard for a few years now -- work and such destroys playtime 😉 -- But I have been turning the motor with our handy-dandy hand crank religiously every month to keep things from getting stuck. Today we plan to suck out all the gas that was left in the gas tank, change the spark plugs, check the water impeller, change the oil, change the water separator, etc... am I forgetting something important?

Hopefully when we launch there will be no issues with our A4, but if there is it's awesome to know I'll have you guys here for help!

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PS: The boat show is coming up and we're planning to go, anyone else going to be there?
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Make sure none of your thru hulls have stiffened or seized. Much easier to rebuild them out of the water!

We'll be at the boat show, but haven't decided which day yet.
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Thru-hulls

Good advise. I checked out the one under the sink and we're off for parts to repair it. LOL. The plastic fitting shattered in my hand when I wiggles the sink drain.
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Paul, drain and replace the fuel lines. Cheap to do and good assurance that no "line boogies" foul things up. Double check the carb incase it to has some deposits inside. Did you run the engine out of gas when it went into storage? If so the carb should be fine unless the needle sticks and then a bit of a tap on the side usually frees it up.

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Hey Dave, yes I ran some ethenal free gas through it and ran it dry.
Good idea on the gas hose!
There is so much to think about and remember.
You are right Dave, it's cheap insurance I won't get a boogie in there.

I checked over the engine today it's looking good but decided not to pull the plugs, I shot them with some more lubricant today just to be safe and not break one.
In thinking about the gas hose, I should probably take a good look at the exhaust hoses too.
I wonder what spare parts I should carry, I have a spare alternater, coil, complete ignition ready to drop in.
Hmmm...
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Yay, Trina!!! So glad to hear you and Paul are re-launching the good ship PT-26! Dave's covered most things I could think of. As for spares, maybe something like an impeller..

We will be at the boat show too, but not sure which day either. Maybe Sunday, but Friday is really my favorite day...everyone (including all the vendors) are still fresh and energetic. By Sunday, they are all beat and lethargic.

See you all at the Pusser's tent!
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I'm leaning towards Friday too. Thurs is too expensive, and Sat & Sun too crowded.
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So which show are you all referring to? Did I miss something?

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Hi Mary,

Check it - http://www.annapolisboatshows.com/un...sailboat-show/

It is a long way for you, but BWI Airport is not far away from Annapolis.
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We're going on Friday to the boat show. Hope to see some of you guys there 😁
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I dunno if there are any pictures, but Laura and I ran into both Paul & Trina, and Ed & Joan on Friday, at different ends of the boat show several hours apart!

In addition to that, there was an Ajax siting (and his now wife the "Power Ranger") and we spent lots of time running around the boat show with them, and my buddy Smitty (he owns a diesel sailboat, but he is almost as cool as Ajax, that also went to the dark side.)
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Smile

It was great seeing you guys!
Hopefully we'll be in Solomons Island soon.
Almost ready to splash the boat.
We are so ready to set sail!
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We are here..give us a shout as you leave so we have some warning. We are 6 minutes from Solomons by car.
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Minor holdup

Will do!
Had a bit of a slow up... Should have listened to Hanley and changed the two temporary fittings when we put the new A4 in the boat.
My excuse, "I forgot" lol.
Upon starting, water started spewing out of the manifold fittings on the (IIRC)
The Tom Thach mod.
Had to use the back up outboard to get to the slip!
All fixed now the A4 is purring like a kitten.
The info found here and all the suggestions on keeping it on the hard worked.
18 months on the hard and it started up first try.
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It looks like this is our weather window so we are headed to Solomans island today.
We completely went over the A4 all is in great shape.
I did find an extra fuel pump it was the last item on the spare parts list.
The winds look like they may be light for a couple days so right out of the gate we will have to run the motor.
That's ok though, I don't mind running it after sitting so long.
If you guys want I can post our MMSI number and you can follow us on vessel finder.

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PT26 I would enjoy any updates/info. Not sure of your schedule but if you happen to be in the Oriental/Matthews Point area around the 11th of November let me know. That is the big thank you party here at Matthews Point known as the "Beast Feast". You are more than welcome to join in. I plan to be down here around that time and can help out with transport for resupply, a slip or just a visit if you end up in Oriental. I can try and repay some of the hospitality all of y'all extended to me up in the Chesapeake.
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...If you guys want I can post our MMSI number and you can follow us on vessel finder. ...
Yes please. I'm already following one friend that way on his way to the Bahamas via the ditch.
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We’re moving right along today. The bay and winds calmed just as they were supposed to and it looks like we’re going to have great weather this week!

Dan, we might be in ORIENTAL by the 11th, it would be great to see you again and a beast feast sounds awesome

You guys can track us using our MMSI #338142627. I’ll try not to keep my beacon on in my bag when I go on shore this trip

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P & T...thanks for the message. I was up in D.C. today for work, sorry I couldn't break out of my normal sorta local to Solomons office for a visit..

We'll catch you on the flip side in the spring!

You can also run pseudo-AIS with marinetraffic.com. It does suck battery on your cell phone/tablet/device with the GPS/cell chips.

Ed/Trina...can you explain to the rest of us how the MMSI# tracking thing works?

edit - nevermind - https://www.vesselfinder.com/ and plug in their MMSI #
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Paul, Trina,

I just got notice that, after one year, the Dismal Swamp Canal has reopened as of Halloween! But they caution that there is a large amount of Duckweed present.

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PT26 made it to Jackson Cr., Deltaville, VA today. That is about 50-53 miles from Solomons.

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Not much wind and out of the north?

Nice run!

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Yesterday’s run was awesome. There was 10-15 gusting to 20 winds on the nose - was not in the forecast. The Chespeake Bay was kicking like a washing machine with 3-4 foot swells and rolling sets of much bigger. We dunked the nose plenty of times, but all is well. We slept like babies last night after we slipped into the Deltaville anchorage. Heading to Hamptons Roads today!

The only issue we had with our trusty A4 was when we ran it out of fuel right as we were making the turn to the Piankatank river. LOL OOPS!
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Ok, anchor pulled and we’re on our way. I think the alternator belt needs to be tightened, I heard a couple chirps when we started the A4, but it stopped after a couple chirps. We’ll investigate soon.
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