Wednesday, February 10, 2010
New River & the Wiggles
The New River is like interstate traffic on a country two lane highway. It is small and twisting with the turns and sections having names like tarpon bend, the wiggles and little Florida. Boats line the waterway and boats are going up and down ranging from small dingys to megayachts under tow. On top of this is the Jungle Queen (JQ), a large 4 deck tour boat that runs this waterway. Throw into this interesting mix a strong current and half a dozen bridges and this is white knuckle boating.
There are real characters along the way and we found this to be a one of a kind. I wish I could've stopped for a haircut but it just didn't work out.
While at Marina Bay we had a most productive time with the never ending list of projects. Of note we had some warranty work done small things but necessary. Also we installed a linkpro battery monitor by Xantrex http://www.xantrex.com/web/id/274/p/1/pt/7/product.asp
This helps us with both battery health and charging rates and status. We also had a screen enclosure fabricated and installed for the aft deck made of textaline. This will helps keep the bugs out and make this area a bit more private and livable in the warmer months. We took on fuel for what seemed like at good deal $$ wise and did a handful of chores on our own. While we grumbled about having to go here we had a most productive stay.
Posted by John and Jeannie Coyle at 8:45 AM