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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Georgetown, SC
Rhode Island to Florida - Day 30
The new coupling arrived via UPS at 1500 hours and by 1800 hours was installed and tested... working great... no vibration... so we will be back underway tomorrow morning.... :)

Trip totals to date:

Distance: 946.11 nautical miles
Hours: 151 hours 26 minutes
Avg Spd: 6.25 knots
Days not moving: 12
Posted at 8:02 PM
Friday, 18 November 2011
Georgetown, SC
Rhode Island to Florida - Day 26
Update on our status... new coupling did not arrive today as we were promised... making a phone call to find out what happened was told that the manufacturer was missing a piece to complete the assembly of the new coupling and will not get it completed and shipped until Monday the 21st... so we are spending the next four days here in Georgetown waiting for the coupling to arrive... :(

Projected departure if all goes as planned now will be next Wednesday the 23rd.

Trip totals to date:

Distance: 946.11 nautical miles
Hours: 151 hours 26 minutes
Avg Spd: 6.25 knots
Days not moving: 8
Posted at 3:46 PM
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Georgetown, SC
Rhode Island to Florida - Day 24
Still in Georgetown, SC waiting on parts for repair... have the parts lined up and being shipped on Thursday and to us on Friday... :)

I decided to get a jump on the repairs and things disassembled and ready for the new coupling to be installed... I was worried about tow things... how easy the shaft would be to slide backwards in order to get the coupling off and also if I was going to need a gear puller to remove the coupling from the prop shaft... I found the prop shaft moved easily back with the help a small crowbar... very little effort required. I loosened the two bolts securing the shaft and the coupling and used a small tack hammer to tap on it... surprisingly it moved back with very easily and slipped right off the shaft.... less than an hour and I had everything apart and ready for the new coupling to be installed... fingers crossed that it goes back together as easily... :)

Just need to located a place to buy some wire to use to tie/lock the bolts after I put them back in... should be a hardware store someplace here in Georgetown.

Trip totals to date:

Distance: 946.11 nautical miles
Hours: 151 hours 26 minutes
Avg Spd: 6.25 knots
Days not moving:6
Posted at 2:06 PM
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