Wednesday, August 24, 2016

St. Lucie River Cruise

In the two months we've been here at Sunset Bay Marina, we've been motoring over to the fuel dock every two weeks to fill our water tanks. We slip the mooring lines, motor 500', tie up for 30 minutes with the engine idling, then go right back to our buoy.

This morning as we backed away from the dock a large blue-grey cloud wafted out of our exhaust pipe. How embarrassing. We haven't been running the engine at high RPMs or under load for quite some time and we decided right then and there to go for a little ride.

So we headed up the North Fork of the St. Lucie River and ran her up to speed. Not only was it good for the engine, it was good for us to get out too. Being a weekday, there was very little traffic, but we did cross wakes with one large sportfisher. Luckily it was gentle and none of the generator parts fell off the quarterberths.

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