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The Big Trip: We set off

Like every boat trip, mods and loading take until the last minute and then some. Originally we planned to set off no later than 7, but I think it wasn’t until 830PM that we actually finally set off on the trip. We fueled up, taking on 11 gallons of gas, and filled up our water tanks for a total of 29 gallons of freshwater. I think Susan had enough food for 5 or 6 days at least! Most of the heavy stuff was in the van as I didn’t want to stress the trailer that much on the drive down with all the weight, but probably wouldn’t have made that big a deal. I think the water and gas only added up to around 300lbs.

Before bed, I install batteries in the marine radio, a fairly inexpensive unit from Cobra.

Before bed, I install batteries in the marine radio, a fairly inexpensive unit from Cobra.

We drove to Old Hickory Lake, just above the dam and launched our boat.  There was a nice dock there and we were able to load on the water and gasoline tanks. We had something for dinner and finally went to bed. It was pretty late. I will say the new interior lights are just awesome. Super bright and so convenient. Overall organization was a bit poor on our part as for storing stuff as we ran out of places to put things.  Maybe with more time we can rig up additional storage in the future. So excuse any mess in the photos.

Katherine enjoyed the v berth.

Katherine enjoyed the v berth.

Not sure what she was doing here.

Not sure what she was doing here.

 

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