Here are the Blogs in the Cumberland River Cruise category.
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Wednesday, 5 September 2007
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This blog describes  Bob and Mavis' s cruise on the Cumberland River aboard the Katy Leigh. They travelled from Kenlake Marina on Kentucky Lake  to the head of navigation at mile 381.0  in Celina, TN.  The Cumberland River is one of the favorite side trips for mariners cruising America's Great Loop. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/05/2007 9:14 PM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 5 September 2007
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I never should have written about no failures. This morning I discovered the pan under the engine was half full of diesel. It had leaked out from the fuel pump over the past couple of days. Its cleaned up now and Rick is going to install a new pump. The leaking pump had 1,035 hours on it since being ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/05/2007 8:59 PM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 4 September 2007
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At 12:45 PM, the Katy Leigh arrived at Kenlake after a 32 mile cruise from Eddy Creek. It was a calm, hazy day and we had the wide expanse of the Tennessee River to ourselves (see photo). Our slip was clear of boats and we remembered to lower the mast. We will stay here for a couple more days and head ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2007 8:10 PM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 4 September 2007
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It is only about 10 miles between these two marinas so it was a short cruise. It is tricky getting in the embayment to Eddy Creek. There are 3 separate pages you have to look at in the official Corps of Engineers charts. The built in Garmin charts in my chart plotter did not show a course line. I forgot ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2007 8:09 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 2 September 2007
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We had a rocky and noisy night at Clarksville with tows going back and forth. We were glad to leave early for the 70 mile cruise to Barkley Lake. The trip was uneventful, with few boats until we passed under the Highway 68 Bridge. This is the last big boating weekend of the year. By tomorrow night we ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/02/2007 9:48 PM by Bob Duthie
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Saturday, 1 September 2007
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The cruise today was just 32 miles to the downtown dock at Clarksville, plus the Cheatham lock. We had to wait while one tow went down, and while a second 15 barge tow tied up to the lock wall. The lockmaster then let 3 of us go in front of the tow and took us down. It was about noon when we were finally ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/01/2007 9:42 PM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 31 August 2007
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Debbie and Sandy arrived at 7:30AM, but the Old Hickory Lock had already started down so it was about 8:30 when we left the lock and headed downstream. We decided to stop at the downtown Nashville dock for lunch.  The boat in the photo was in front of us. The owner helped us tie up and we had an interesting ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2007 10:16 PM by Bob Duthie
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Thursday, 30 August 2007
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It rained last night and for the first time on the trip we had fog in the morning. I dropped the car off at Enterprise in Gallatin and was driven back without any delay. The Gallatin Enterprise is a good one to use. Then we went over to the fuel dock and got pumped out and took on 161 gallons of diesel. ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2007 7:20 PM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 29 August 2007
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We took the day off and went to a movie at the new Providence Mall in Mt Juliet. The mall is a colossal project with all the big box stores as well as some smaller stores arranged in clusters. The largest Kroger store I have ever been in is there. In the evening, it cooled off and we had a pot luck ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/29/2007 7:19 PM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 28 August 2007
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After much study of the area’s Enterprise car rental locations, I picked Gallatin as it was only 12.5 miles away and closer to Nashville. The driver got lost on the way but arrived at 9:30am as promised. He got lost again on the way back. It is not easy to find your way around the back country roads ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2007 8:22 PM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 27 August 2007
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It was 9 hours cruising down the Cumberland to make the 84 miles and one lock. Cordell Hull lock was open and waiting for us when we got there at 7:50AM. There was a fair current in the river leaving the lock at we made good time. Although the water temperature was 83 degrees above the lock, it dropped ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/27/2007 8:09 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 26 August 2007
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We took a rest day and stayed at the dock all day. Allan took us over to see the houseboat that Elvis is planning to take to Birmingham by water. It will be lucky if it makes it to the first lock. It is in pretty sorry shape and hardly built to go 900 miles. The anchor is a concrete cylinder with a ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/26/2007 8:07 PM by Bob Duthie
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Saturday, 25 August 2007
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True to form, whenever we anchor out there is a thunderstorm late at night. But we survived and the rain did a good job of washing down the boat. Andrew arrived at 9:00AM with the RIB and he and I left for the 24 miles cruise to Celina. I was wrong on the mileage in my last post. Mavis stayed aboard ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/25/2007 8:05 PM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 24 August 2007
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We ran 42 miles today and anchored with some difficulty in on the Roaring River just off the Cumberland near Gainesboro, TN. The bottom is soft and the Danforth anchor wouldn'’t hold. The windlass was stuck so we had to manually lower the plow anchor with its all chain rode. I am sure it will sink a ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/24/2007 9:15 PM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 24 August 2007
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The actual distance today was 89 miles. We left at 6:15 am and arrived at 4:20pm; a total of 10 hours underway. It wouldn’t be so bad except the temperature hit 104.5 degrees in the shade. We ran the generator, all 3 marine air units, and a fan the entire way. This was a good strategy. It was so hot ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/24/2007 9:13 PM by Bob Duthie
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Thursday, 23 August 2007
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There was very little current in the river so we made it to the Old Hickory lock by 9:30AM. There was a short wait while the lock was emptied, and we were underway at 10:00AM. We made a short stop at Anchor High Marina to get 120 gallons of diesel at $3.059 and to check out the transient docking facilities. ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/23/2007 12:53 AM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 21 August 2007
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This was an easy day’'s cruise, just 32 miles, but once again we were in 100 degree weather. We left at 7:00am and arrived at 11:30am. We were the only boat on the dock until a couple of Dragon Boats arrived for the race this Saturday. I would bet there will be some river rescues with crews that have ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/21/2007 10:17 PM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 20 August 2007
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We had a quiet night at Clarksville with only some mild rocking from tows as they went by. We left the dock at 7:00AM for the 32 mile cruise to Harpeth Shoals Marina. The most interesting sight along the river is the Clarksville Boat Club located about 5 miles upstream. It consists of a whole chain ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/20/2007 7:53 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 19 August 2007
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Another hot day with temperatures in the high 90s. We left at 6:15am to get the most out of the cooler mornings. It was an 8 hour cruise to Clarksville. We overtook and passed 2 barges but otherwise did not see another cruiser or any barges coming down the river. Just as the dock was in sight, at 2:00pm, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/19/2007 11:49 PM by Bob Duthie
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Saturday, 18 August 2007
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It was a hot day with temperatures way up in the 90s. We left at 9:00AM with Casting Away, a 42 ft Hatteras, to cruise 48 miles to Barkley Lake State Park Marina. Our ETA was 2:15pm and that's about when we arrived. Passing through the Barkley Canal at the north end of Kentucky Lake we came to the Cumberland ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/18/2007 10:26 PM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 15 August 2007
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Bob and Mavis leave Saturday, August 18, 2007 on the Katy Leigh on a cruising journey to the head of navigation at mile 381.0 of the Cumberland River. The trip is expected to take about 3 weeks. We will leave Kenlake Marina and head north to the canal that connects Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/15/2007 2:18 AM by Bob Duthie
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