blackdogsailor

Leaks and Peanuts

In old boat, TN River on 29/06/2013 at 12:54

I noticed I haven’t posted since the 2nd of June. It has been a pretty good month. No money left but I am going to spring myself from Goose Pond on the 7th of July to continue up the Tennessee River. This is a great marina and I will be back for a spell on my return.

I have been chasing a leak on my port side in the head. I have messed with this for one year and had pretty much given up until stupid me decided to check the obvious. Maybe it was something as simple as worn out window sealant and the water was wicking to another spot on the roof.  With my pre-dementia I had forgotten I had a similar problem on the port side. Well, my rational that this one was different , fell like a drunk at a two for one happy hour.

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Port now resealed and dry as a bone.

We also remember the original reason for the Goose Pond stop was the charger. Well after selling a small child to band of gypsies I spent the dough and here it is:

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Working like a charm and the batteries are good to go for a while longer.

Who doesn’t like a good boiled peanut. Not all boiled peanuts are the same. A judge in Mississippi told me how to make good peanuts. I am not talking the mushy overcooked salty nightmares from the gas station crock pot. I am talking Dr Brad’s Spanish peanuts lightly salted with a little snap and not over cooked.

Let me know if you want the recipe. This will force me to write it down.

 

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I also took ten days to visit my sister in Ohio, we hit three movies and ate some good comfort food, all things hard to find on the river. I had a chance to visit my aunt all in all a great little trip. I also had the opportunity to continue my love hate relationship with Greyhound. The trip up took 25 hours a mere 10 hours over schedule. The trip back was great. Reminds me of my boat.

Well:

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Standing by on scan- all emergency and recreational channels. Write me if you still have the strength

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  1. Hey there-I was just thinking the other day that it had been a while since we’ve heard from you. Goosepond Colony is a great place, isn’t it? We used to dock our houseboat there about 14 years ago and I loved it! Take care, Teresa Eldridge

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  2. Enjoy your blog. It was nice meeting you at Wheeler and wish you the best in your travels. Would like to take you to dinner again to hear more about your trips if you stop at Wheeler again. Ron

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  3. Doc. So good to hear from you again. We will be cruising the Tenn. in October to Chattnooga and return to Green Turtle Bay. Also, the Nine, pinta are cruising the Tenn. this fall. Maybe we will catch you along the way. Aboard 0 Regrets, 36 albin, Barry and Denise

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  4. Doc. you are always an inspiration. Keep us updated.

    Barry & Denise aboard 0 Regrets

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  5. Where can I find hot boiled peanuts in Mississippi?

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