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C & D Canal

posted Aug 16, 2011, 7:34 PM by Shane Austin   [ updated Aug 16, 2011, 7:45 PM ]
After spending the night at a beautiful place called Chesapeake City we headed off to finish the C&D Canal.  This is the waterway that links the Chesapeake and the Delaware Bay.  We timed our run so that we had the tide with us and made great time.  The port side engine is still overheating badly so we can only run for about 2 hours before we have to stop and let the engine cool.  I have flushed the entire cooling system but it seems we might have an oil pressure problem.  Once we reach some busier ports I will be able to get some tools and have a look at the problem.  I have been trying to do dodgy repairs with toy tools and it hasn't been easy.  We will paddle this boat home if we have to.  Finished the day at Fortescue NJ and had such a lovely sunset to end a long but successful day in the end despite all the challenges that we faced.