Skinny Water ICW SM 345

There are some spots on the ICW that offer little tolerance for 6′ draft sailboats. For example, the ICW at Lockwoods Folly Inlet, which was last dredged in January/February 2012. But reports are already showing MLW depths have deteriorated to 4.5 feet in a portion of the marked channel. Simply, I need mid- to high-tide …

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Going slow, slowly going

At one point today, I pulled Siskiwit close to shore to get a photo of an entire turtle family sunning on a log. As I got back underway, a speedboat pulling a youngster slowed down to ask if I was OK. I said, “Just ease around the corner and look at the log close to …

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Siskiwit is powered by a Westerbeke (Perkins) 4-107. Over the winter of 2013, I engaged Pierside Boat Yard in Charleston, a Westerbeke dealer, to tear down the engine and replace the wet sleeves and O rings after finding engine coolant (gycol) mixed with the lube oil. See below for photos of the job. The 4-107 …

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