Monday, August 4, 2008
8/4/08---At 7:00 a.m. the harbor crew started getting the lift ready. The boat was slid into position and picked up so the props could be examined. Props were damaged, but the shafts are okay. Had to lower the boat back into the water and secure it until a wind storm passed. After that the changing of the props went well. These props are the 20" dia w/ 26 pitch. Again back in the water we moved the boat around to the fuel dock and had the holding tank pumped out. Finally ready, we pulled away from Harborside Marina at 10:30 a.m. Arrived at the Dresden lock 10:50 a.m., but had to wait for a tow. We got thru the lock at 12:50 p.m. A floater and line were both used to secure the boat away from the tug & barges while we dropped 20'. We continued to the next lock which also lowered us 20'. The wait was not as long. We arrived at the Marsailles Lock at 3:00 p.m. and departed at 4:00 p.m. Not wanting to press so hard today we chose to stay at the Heritage Harbor that we enjoyed on our way up a few days ago. We arrived and were tied up and plugged into shore power at 4:30 p.m. This marina is located at mile 242. We started out today at marker 273.7 and therefore made a grand sum of 31.7 miles. We plan to do many more miles tomorrow. We are just glad to be back in motion.