Day 26, Thur

Day 26, sept 5th, thur

. We are back on the Ohio river now. Picked up the boat this
morning and it was ready to go. Problem was water in the gasoline, quite a bit, which then clogged up the carburators.    They cleaned the carburators, cleaned the algae growth off the pontoons, replace the spark plugs, and some other minor items and took us and the boat back down to the river and launched at Metropolis, which is about 35 miles upstream from Mound City. so we gained a days travel that way. We think we got the water in the gas at a marina where we filled up and also stayed overnight well above the St. Louis area.

We got launched in early afternoon, but spent the rest of the day putting the boat back in order, reattaching the canoe, packing things away, and other minor items. Milt went up to the nearby grocery store and got ice and groceries. May go back for some beer later. We are parked at a nice dock at the local boat ramp and near Fort Massic State Park. Will stay here overnight since it is to late to make it up to the cumberland river and the next good anchorage. Then take off early tomorrow.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Nate
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 00:13:42

    Good news! Yay!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: