Tony:
What waterway are you using to go North?? I have not been on here for a long while because nobody ever goes anywhere except out to party and back again. Hooray for you. I will be following you from barge to barge, sand bar to sand bar, great anchor spot to great anchor spot and crummy boat dock to crummy boat dock. I know it will be and interesting adventure.
PS I hope your first Mate is enjoying the trip.
Luck,
Clarence