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RumpShaker Adventure 9/30

10/09/2012 08:55
DEP: Paducah KY Sunday 9/30 @1:00PM * Sunny* High 74 Winds NNW@5MPH ARR: Green Turtle Bay Marina @ 7:00PM * 1 LD * 58 Miles * 6 hours Our gas gauge is still showing 1/2 full - plenty of fuel to get to our next destination, Green Turtle Bay Resort and Marina if we go up the Tennessee River...

RumpShaker Adventure 9/25-9/29

09/30/2012 12:35
  Tuesday, 9/25 Weather forecast is for rain.  Oh well, we’ve done rain before so no big deal, right?  We take the dogs for their morning walk and hear from other boaters that we are in for 60MPH wind and hail.  Oh.  Now that is something we haven’t done before and on...

RumpShaker Adventure 9/24-9/25

09/26/2012 10:33
  Monday, 9/24 Said goodbye to luxurious Alton Marina, a true five Anchor Marina!  Destination, Hoppies where we will learn how to navigate the most difficult 250 miles of the trip.  The wind has really picked up and we’re happy to not have to wait long at LD26.  We lock...

RumpShaker Adventure 9/18-9/23/2012

09/23/2012 19:45
  Tuesday, 9/18...

Rumpshaker Adventure

09/17/2012 12:20
Monday, 9/17/2012 We are up at 6AM and excited to be on our way.  There is a dense fog giving very limited disability, but we are confident the fog will lift so we can leave at 7AM. At 7AM, the fog has lifted enough for us to see but we don’t like what is revealed.  It’s a tow with...

Rumpshaker Adventure

09/16/2012 12:18
Sunday, 9/16/2012 We say goodbye to Bluff Harbor after 4 days with a late 1:00 PM start.  We had hoped to see Bob Saar once more to thank him for the Johnny Winter experience.  ARR Keokuk 5PM.  6 hours, 37.6 miles, No LDs. Beautiful sunny day and incident free! ...

Johnny Winter at the Capitol Theater, Burlington, IA

09/15/2012 11:12

Rumpshaker Adventure

09/15/2012 10:12
Saturday, 9/15/2012 Okay, we’re still here.  We decided to walk up to “Loads of Fun”, a local Laundromat to wash 2 loads of clothes.  It was a 3 mile hike, mostly uphill, but hey – it’s downhill all the way back, right?     When we got back to the boat, we took the dogs for a...

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09/14/2012 22:36
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Rumpshaker Adventure

09/14/2012 10:12
Friday, 9/14/12 Took the Rump out for a test drive; all bolts have been tightened and we should have been ready to go.  BUT Rob is feeling a vibration that has him thinking we may have an issue with either a drive shaft or transmission…why not, I ask? We ask the mechanic at Bluff Harbor...

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