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As The Transmission Turns

In old boat, Uncategorized on 10/09/2012 at 14:59

Well all was well until about 8:30 am this morning. Had a great trip from Harpeth River to Clarksville. Spent the night last night and started the old tub up and pushed away from the dock. No forward or reverse gears. Luckily I was close enough to throw my lock-thru hula hoop over a cleat and keep from drifting off into the bay.

Well after looking in the engine room I see the shaft and transmission had come unbolted. Four bolts had come all the way off the connection. Yesterday all was well. I did feel The boat came in to the dock a little quickly and didn’t take reverse to a full stop but I just figured bad boating skills. In fact this dockage was the second here because I wanted an outside dock  with 30 amp service.

Well the boys from Pebble Isle just left. They reattached the tranny and shaft and  Putting it in gear here at the dock it is fine. Nobody can figure out what happen other than vibration at idle. I never felt any wobble or loss of power any where on the river. Thank God this didn’t happen on the river in a narrow channel with a strong current and a tow boat coming at me.

Well Here are some pictures from the last few days.

P1010028Rainy day out of Rock Harbor

P1010031 Bluff about 200 yards from my anchorage at Harpeth River

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Storm on the way at Skinny Dip

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Five minutes later look at the water blowing up under 30 mph winds

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Getting hammered constant 30 mph wind

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But you always get the beautiful sunset. You can see the lights of Old Hickory Lock and Dam.

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Eye level from the deck looking up the Harpeth River at 7:00 am

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7:30 am

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Sight of repairs

clarksville pan

Clarksville Marina and embayment

Well tomorrow I will head to Dover Island and then the next day back on Lake Barkley.

I will make it. I feel groovy real groovy

Doc Brad Standing by on 16.

Last word

One very good guy and good old soul I was lucky enough to know for a number of years has passed. He is another friend I will think of from time to time for the rest of my time. He will never be truly gone from my life.

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