Friday, September 24, 2021

A Tug Fender

after a successful cruise to the Erie Canal, WhimSea 37VT64 returns to winter quarters.  Lots of upgrades are in the works and will be ready when she splashes in the spring.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

LaSalle Returns to Lake Erie

 LaSalle cruising outside of Cleveland. 

LaSalle #23 cruising on Lake Erie

Tom Healy, LaSalle’s owner, reports she has returned to Lake Erie back where she started in 1985.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

White Smoke in the Engine Exhaust

John and Sue Mackie, John William 37VT68, are cruising from Michigan to Florida.  Last week, in the C&D canal, John started to feel a severe engine vibration.  He said that when he opened the Tommy Door the engine appeared to be dancing on the mounts and there was a lot of white smoke in the exhaust.  Turns out the fuel injector pump had failed and the white smoke is a result of fuel being injected at the wrong time.  

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Alan Seymour’s quest for Dew Point

Alan Seymour’s efforts to find an effective method to display Dew Point while on board Sally W was detailed in the Panbo article found at   Alan worked with Ben Ellison to find the right equipment and connections to make the displays work properly.  The quest for dew point is important in Maine where the fog can set in fast and heavy.  The bottom line is the closer the air temperature approaches the dew point there is a likelihood of fog, conversely as they diverge fog lifts.  I suggest if you have any questions on this topic to ask the LNVT expert, Alan Seymour. 


John Niccolls - Great Trip to NYC


John Niccolls reports a great trip to New York City and is making his way back to the Chesapeake.