Day 6, Aug 16, LeClaire to Fairport, RM 497 to RM 462 photos


Up at little after 6:00am, ate breakfast on boat, got boat ready to leave, thenwalked to nearest gas station an filled 2 tanks, (10 gal) and small can forgenerator. photo at gas sta

Walking for gas with our wagon

Walking for gas with our wagon


Left LeClaire about 8:45Am, thru L&D 14 easily , and on to Lock 15, just a shortwait and then they opened the small lock for us. but shortly after the motor

started running rough and losing power, figured it was plugs fouling up so pulled

into Sunset Marina near Rock Island to check. They let us us an open dock for a

short time. As we are carrying spare plugs, we changed the plugs which solved the

proble. and continued down river.


Milt changing spark plugs

Milt changing spark plugs


Caught up to towboat and decided to wait awhile and pulled into sidechannel at little town of Analusia, Il. but not much there so went back out to

channel and caught up to towboat and went past him. have been traveling a little

faster than before so maybe the motor with not foul up as quick. Stan tried

working a computer, but is difficult since screen is difficult to read due to

brightness, but can right some text to put on website later.

photo og s

stan trying to work on compurt

stan trying to work on compurt


went past Fairport and considered stopping but could not see any good spots,continued another mile or so and stopped at the Fairport Recreation area. made 35 miies today, going thru 2 locks. photo or text

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kari Chapman
    Aug 17, 2013 @ 01:25:31

    Saw your boat in leclaire last night. Looks like great fun. Hope you two have a safe voyage! Look forward to updates. Best wishes, Doug Vankeulen & Kari Chapman


  2. john t. hatfield
    Aug 17, 2013 @ 14:59:04

    Enjoying following your trip!! A real adventure !! Stay safe, have fun !! John hatfield


  3. Nate
    Aug 17, 2013 @ 16:03:56

    Missing pictures! Help!


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