Sea Star 7

1998 Bayliner LeClercq

Blog posts July 2022

Birthday burgers

Dave might be depressed because his boat is broken, but burgers always cheer him up.  Jim made his special burgers and Dave and Melody came aboard with Margaret to help Dave celebrate his birthday.

Great service from the locks

Today we headed back through the locks.  We had been instructed to call the lock master when we reached the railroad bridge.  When we got there, they were just closing the doors on the large lock for an uplocking.  They said to proceed into the small locks despite the red light indicating, and that …

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Maneuvering testing

We had eggs benedict for breakfast.

We decided to head to Ostrich Bay on one engine, which allowed Dave to spend some time practicing maneuvering on one engine.  Was not quite as bad as he feared.

Along the way we dropped Jennifer back at her place.  We hung out on her buoy for lunch.  Slider…

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Engine Diagnostics

Today we awoke to sunshine and a grumpy captain with a broken boat.  Not having one engine is going to make maneuvering in the locks a challenge.

We started out hopeful it was something simple and that maybe we could find a mechanic willing to come to us at anchor in Poulsbo.  But as the day wor…

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An End To The 2022 Cruising Season Before It Even Begins

On July 16, Dave and Melissa headed out through the locks.  We got applause for our performance.  People were asking whether we were crew and if we were headed for Hawaii.  We spent a couple of nights in Ostrich Bay hanging on the hook and working.  Then on July 19 we headed to Elliot Bay marina for…

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