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i've stood all i can stand and me can't stands no more

for the last 5 years i've had my py26 up here on a tenessee river [pond] lake,come mar.1st i'll be headed down to mobile bay and beyond [final destination undecided] my plan is to cruise until hur. season,at some point along the way i hope to sell my boat and not bring it back to tn. my boat is as ready as it will likely be,2 depth finders,2 handheld gps,2 vhf radios a diesel inboard with extra parts and a 9.9 outboard [just in case] and i have a solar system i'm franticly installing,ive already bought a laptop for comunicating and gathering info,any thoughts,advice will be appreciated!
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Sounds like an adventure...
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All sounds good, except the part about becoming boatless. What's the follow on plan?


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Don't forget, in spring you can be dealing with higher water levels and a lot of debris heading downstream with you.
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any thoughts,advice will be appreciated!
Sail her around to the Chesapeake so we can meet up and you can meet some Chesapeake Sailnetters! Plan to be here in October for the boat show and you can just buy another boat to sail home in.

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5 years ago i came up the tombigbee in may during a flood,the current was so strong at times i could barely make headway and the drift was so bad it wasn't possible to avoid all of it,i could only pick out the less evil looking to hit,i think at this time of year it will be before the spring floods and atleast i'll be running with the current.min! my plan is to retire in an american friendly foreign country.james!an old salt once told me that an adventure ain't always necessarily fun but sometimes down right scary as h*ll
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unfortionately i'm just getting too old and tired to lose sleep during bad anchorages and night watches alone
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