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    The area where Mobile River and Tensaw River splits is near Mt Vernon, AL.

    North and South of there you can see the Delta area.

    Got Google Earth?
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    MOBILE AREA MARINAS

    Dog River Marina:

    http://www.dogrivermarina.com/home

    Fairhope Yacht Club:

    http://www.fairhopeyachtclub.com

    Eastern Shore Marina:

    http://marinas.com/view/marina/4143_..._United_States

    GULF SHORES MARINAS

    The Wharf Marina:

    http://www.thewharfmarina.com/marina...tions-boat.cfm

    Homeport Marina at Lulu's, Jimmy Buffets sister:

    http://marinas.com/view/marina/15495..._United_States

    Grand Hotel Marina at Point Clear, AL
    https://activecaptain.com/quickLists...L&i=6139510120
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    Again, if I were you, I would ease into the Intracoastal Waterway, and hang out in that area for a few weeks while the Ten Tom flushes out.

    Providing we have no more spring storms, which is higley unlikley.

    Lets say you wanted to hang out at Lulu's or The Wharf in Gulf Shores, or even the Pensacola Area.

    Motor on over, and I will carry you to Mobile to get your vehicle.
    And then hang out in a BEAUTIFUL PLACE for a month.

    It will be much better than replacing props up the Ten Tom
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    Come spend Easter on Pensacola Beach

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    to you Tom. One heck of a nice invitation and gesture.
    Respect Our Recreational Resources
    Leaving Only "Footprints of your Passing"

    Boating on the Muskingum River
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    And more rain is dumped on this waterway, looks like allot too.

    Maybe you should do the Loop, around Florida, up the east coast, Great Lakes, and then ride the current down to your desired portage.

    Just kidding
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    Tom:
    Thanks for your input and offer to shuttle us to my van.
    I wrote the following on the other thread:

    This is becoming like an episode on The Twilight Zone. We just cant escape.
    Every time we set a new departure date base on fairly decent weather reports, the weather and forecasts change drastically.
    My marina monthly fee is due tomorrow and the weather report yesterday was so-so but we were ready to leave tomorrow. Later on during yesterday afternoon, the weather report changed again.
    There are now small craft warnings and flood warnings for Mobile Bay. I also called Tow Boat US on two different numbers and spoke to 2 different people. The debris from up river is now starting to show up in Mobile Bay. The next good weather report is Tuesday and by then there will be more debris. So we decided to stay in Gautier, Ms another 3 weeks or so and hope things settle down by then. We are no longer waiting on weather, we are now waiting on debris to pass by.
    Eventually we will get there but for now I don't want to risk my props and other collateral damage from logs both floating and submerged. As much as we want to get going we are going to exercise discipline and wait. It's tough but I'll live.

    Tomorrow, I will get my van back. My sis-in-law will drive us there. We have already succumb to the idea of waiting.
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    we went through that 4 years ago and I know how you feel but if you wait it out,your safe and so is your boat......wise decision. there is nothing that scares me more than being in strange waters and broke down or tore up.been there,done that.
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    Enjoy Gautier, but I would prefer the Red Neck Riveria, offer stands

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    I agree Tom, however, the Admiral is happy here. We are nearby her elderly sister and old friends. Still have lots of ties in Ms.
    I appreciate the offer. I might just dinghy on over there. LOL
    I miss the Redneck Riviera. haven't been there since just before Katrina. We will be getting our van back tomorrow and we will probably take a trip up the river just to look around.
    It should be a fun as well as informative day.
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