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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #300 on: 28 November 2021, 16:53:28 »
That's a pretty slow moving river to be that muddy, it seems...

The current is maybe one knot.  Enough to keep a boat at anchor from oscillating too much.

The only blue water I saw after Lake Michigan was in Mississippi, in one of the pictures I posted.
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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #301 on: 28 November 2021, 17:50:05 »
The current is maybe one knot.  Enough to keep a boat at anchor from oscillating too much.

The only blue water I saw after Lake Michigan was in Mississippi, in one of the pictures I posted.

Farm runoff?

That's what trashed most of our rivers. :(

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #302 on: 28 November 2021, 18:15:18 »
Nah, it's pure mud.  The anchor comes up in the morning with globs of it.

Not a lot of farms in Alabama.  Lots of trees, though.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #303 on: 29 November 2021, 18:13:33 »
Only about 50 more miles to go until Mobile!  We will likely make it half a day early, by tomorrow this time I should be posting on good wifi.  Instead of hoping my post gets through on a half a bar of service.

Pictured below, a foggy morning was had.  But here it is clearing up nicely.  And the second pick is sandstone bluffs, called Claire's Bluff on the charts.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #304 on: 29 November 2021, 18:54:46 »
The sun reflecting of the water through the fog is a nice effect!  :thumbsup:

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #305 on: 30 November 2021, 11:57:51 »
While we sat and waited the fog out this morning, this brave soul ventured out.  Of course, minutes later he was calling on the radio asking if anyone was out there.

Half an hour later, and the fog was cleared.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #306 on: 30 November 2021, 18:07:43 »
I've been underway with MUCH less visibility, and I bet Nightlord01 has too...  still, that's a nice shot!  :thumbsup:

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #307 on: 30 November 2021, 18:14:00 »
We don't chance it.  It's a pleasure cruise, not a misery cruise!

But when we were on Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, yeah, we went through some really thick fog at night.  We sailed 24/7 to get out of that cold damp hell called the Great Lakes in October.  That was misery the whole time, stopping even for fog would just prolong it.
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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #308 on: 30 November 2021, 18:22:19 »
Is this a Littoral warship?  It was moored at the side of Mobile harbor.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #309 on: 30 November 2021, 18:26:15 »
By the way... WE MADE IT!  We're at Turner Marina in Mobile, Alabama.   Wifi, hot showers, and good people all around here.   The boating community is pretty damned friendly.   


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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #310 on: 30 November 2021, 18:27:23 »
Yes, that's one of the designs.  The one behind it looks familiar too...

Congrats on making it to Mobile!  :thumbsup:

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #311 on: 30 November 2021, 18:32:12 »
Here's a shot of it!

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #312 on: 30 November 2021, 18:48:36 »
Looks like a JHSV hull, but I thought they stopped making those...

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #313 on: 30 November 2021, 18:59:07 »
Maybe it's older? 

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« Reply #314 on: 30 November 2021, 19:26:05 »
Maybe... it's been a while since I saw the waterfront down in Norfolk...

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #315 on: 30 November 2021, 22:23:31 »
2nd ship is a Spearhead JHSV, it's theater transport.  I don't see a hull number in your picture.  I think it's the future, USNS Apalachicola (T-EPF-13)

The first one is a LCS-32.  Independence Class ship, the future  USS Santa Barbara .

Very nice pictures!!
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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #316 on: 01 December 2021, 01:50:37 »
2nd ship is a Spearhead JHSV, it's theater transport.  I don't see a hull number in your picture.  I think it's the future, USNS Apalachicola (T-EPF-13)

The first one is a LCS-32.  Independence Class ship, the future  USS Santa Barbara .

Very nice pictures!!

Hmm, the LCV is an Austal design, the JHSV is an INCAT design. Curious that both are being built by Austal in the US.

I've been underway with MUCH less visibility, and I bet Nightlord01 has too...  still, that's a nice shot!  :thumbsup:

You bet, won't bore anyone with details, but let's just say that we have Blind pilotage closed up for very good reasons!

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #317 on: 01 December 2021, 03:58:04 »
One of you was subs, wasn't it?

My dad was RN, aircraft fitter on carriers in the Med. Did a couple of months on IIRC an S-boat, because they were desperate for engine crew. Never again ...
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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #318 on: 01 December 2021, 04:18:52 »
Started in subs, qualified OOD on a carrier.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #319 on: 01 December 2021, 18:38:07 »
Got the Reverse Cycle Pump cleaned out and running perfectly today.  Check.  Heat and AC are good to have. 

Friday we take the mast off the boat and put it on land to do work on it, so that on Monday (tentatively) we can put it back upright for sailing. 

Things are slowly proceeding. 


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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #320 on: 01 December 2021, 20:43:38 »
Progress is progress!  :thumbsup:

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #321 on: 01 December 2021, 20:47:19 »
I guess there's no rush since we already booked a month here. 

Either way, it's nice to unwind and relax.  As well as progress.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #322 on: 01 December 2021, 22:16:57 »
Enjoy your stay Rebs! I'm looking forward to more incredible pictures.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #323 on: 02 December 2021, 21:42:41 »
Best to take your time and enjoy the sights.  Who knows when you'll be there next time.  You should go see USS Alabama and it's park while your in the area.  If your into military museums.
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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #324 on: 02 December 2021, 22:04:51 »
Well, don't forget, I'm actually moving to Florida.  I'll be cruising around the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Islands for years to come.

And I'll be seeing the USS Alabama, too.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #325 on: 09 January 2022, 20:06:50 »
Well, we're still in Mobile! 

The boat is slowly getting prepared for the open sea.  My dad only planned a month here, but I secretly figured six weeks at least.   But that's OK.  The weather has mostly been good, so I don't mind.  I hope I never see snow ever again, personally. 

Anyway, to commemorate this journey of more than 2,000 miles (so far) with my dad, I finally got my Anchor tattoo today.  Check it out.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #326 on: 09 January 2022, 20:10:34 »
Looks good!  Can't wait till the trip starts up again and you're on the Gulf.

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« Reply #327 on: 09 January 2022, 20:13:56 »
That's a good one!  The Navy discourages them these days.  If you get one, you have to explain it in a small mountain of paper work (what's it mean, why'd you get it, etc., etc.).

We had snow twice this week, and they "closed" the government Monday and Friday.  The trains were still running, so I made it in both days.  Monday was MUCH more productive than Friday, but both were better than anything in between.  We'll see how this next week goes...

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #328 on: 09 January 2022, 20:27:49 »
Thanks, guys.

Yes, I've heard about the military, and government agencies (think FBI, CIA, etc...) that now frown on "identifying marks".  They are allowed, but yeah, they will give you a hard time about it, and I do not doubt the paperwork involved. 

It's snowed a ton in Detroit since we left.  And ice storms.  I may have to see snow.  We're planning to fly back to Michigan to get the rest of our belongings and drive them down in a U-Haul, as well as bring the Buick down. 

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #329 on: 09 January 2022, 20:50:40 »
I'm pretty sure that the military was discouraging tattoos 20 years ago when I considered enlisting.
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