FL to CT Day 16
Charleston, SC to Murrells Inlet, SC
We departed from Charleston City Marina at 0715... planned destination Wacca Wache Marina.
About 30 minutes out from the dock the starboard engine temperature started rising above normal... engine room check I found a blown cooling hose on the turbo... we continued on one engine Susan at the helm while I replaced the hose... we were back up to speed before reaching Isle of Palms.
The we spent the next six hours fighting current and running in shallow water... 5 to 6 feet deep... When we reached the Georgetown area we did get into deep water and nice boost of speed form the flood tide that we rode all the way to Wacca Wache Marina.
We arrived to the Marina at approximately 1800... we were securely docked 1815... our position for the night N33°33.738', W079°05.178’. We traveled today for 11 hours covering 73.2 nautical miles averaging 6.7 knots.
Posted at 8:35 PM
FL to CT Day 15
Church Creek, SC to Charleston, SC
We slept in this morning as we were only a couple of hours away from our destination for the day and we could not dock until after 1100. Charleston City Marina rules for check-in time.
Very glad we were not traveling far today as the small boats were out in droves... Saturday and beautiful weather.
The whole Inverter thing changed this morning as we were headed to Charleston... my orders were supposed to have all been canceled and we were going to pick up the inverter from the Charleston West Marine... well I received an email that my package (inverter) was out for delivery to the marina and would be delivered by 1200... Hmmmm.
We arrived to the marina at approximately 1100... had to wait about 20 minutes for the dock space to clear...finally, we were securely docked 1130... our position for the night N32°46.574', W079°57.036’
. We traveled today for 2.5 hours covering 16.8 nautical miles averaging 6.7 knots.
The inverter did arrive to the marina at about 1230 and I was able to successfully install it with no issues... we are back up and running with 120 AC power via inverter again.
Posted at 5:50 PM
FL to CT Day 14
Hilton Head, SC to Church Creek, SC
Last night we had a system failure on SAILS... our inverter bit the dust... this meant we had no 120 volt power without the generator running... refrigerator and fresh water pump being the 2 most critical systems down. We ran the generator till 2300.
I did some googling and found a new inverter at the Charleston West Marine... called them this morning after they opened and they indeed did have one in stock and put it aside for us. We were able to get a reservation at the Charleston City Marina. They have a shuttle that we can use to go to West Marine and pick up the inverter... then I will remove our old inverter and replace it with the new one... fingers crossed that this goes well... not able to get the same brand... fits in the spot same width length and depth but the wiring could be an issue.
We left the anchorage this morning at 0730... with generator running for power to refrigerator and fresh water pump.. refrigerator was still cold this morning but will not last all day.
Can't get into the Charleston City Marina until after 1100 so we stopped a couple hours south of there at Church Creek. Have been here before and it's a nice anchorage with plenty of room to swing and good holding.
We arrived at approximately 1715 and we were securely anchored at approximately 1730... our position for the night N32°42.510', W080°10.815’
. We traveled today for 10 hours covering 67.7 nautical miles averaging 6.7 knots.
Posted at 5:58 PM