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Post by Jaxtri » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:53 pm

Relatively new owner. We purchased a 1985 Trojan F-36 Tri-cabin in June of 2017 unseen. She was docked at St. Croix Marina in Hudson, Wisconsin. We got a survey with sea trial and a separate engine survey. I flew up from Florida and with two friends we motored the boat down the Mississippi River to Cairo, Illinois. Then up the Ohio River to Paducah, Kentucky. We turned south in the Tennessee River through Kentucky Lake. Down to Pickwick Lake in Mississippi and the Tenn-Tom Waterway all the way to Mobile Bay.

Changed crew in Mobile. Friends left and wife (Admiral) joined to motor the Intracoastal Waterway to Dog Island near Carrabelle, Florida. Then across the Gulf to Cedar Key and down to Fort Meyers. Because Irma was on the way I took the boat solo through the Okeechobee waterway to Stuart, Florida. The wife returned for the last leg of the trip, the Intracoastal Waterway up to Jacksonville, Florida.

We now have the boat docked in Key Largo.
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Post by WayWeGo » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:42 pm

Wow, that is almost half the Great Loop! Sounds like quite the trip.
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Post by prowlersfish » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:12 pm

Sounds like a great trip .
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Post by Jaxtri » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:04 pm

We had a great time. Many dams and locks. Many small towns and geological features. The river gave us a 4 knot push. We only docked about once every several days. Except staying docked a week in Mobile and a week in Ft Myers. Of course we had some repairs along the way.

Making repairs and learning the boat now.
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Post by mrrudely » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:34 pm

Fantastic!
how many miles?
how many days?
how much fuel?

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Post by Jaxtri » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:15 am

The whole trip took about 6 weeks but we stayed a week in Mobile and a week in Ft Myers. Rough estimate of distance is 1,850 miles. Guessing on fuel by days is 1,500 gallons and by miles (one mile per gallon) is 1,850.
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Post by prowlersfish » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:27 am

Thanks for sharing the photos
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Post by rickalan35 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:46 am

Great photos
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Post by Jaxtri » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:42 pm

I have other good photos coming down the Mississippi River and further. Are y’all interested?
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Post by prowlersfish » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:36 am

Great photos
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6BTA Cummins diesels
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