On my run from Conneaut to Erie, PA my voltage gauge showed green for over an hour and then flipped to the dreaded red zone. I had a bunch of folks give me recommendations, so I ran with every light and blower on to try to pull some current and made it safely to Erie. I found Fernandi Marine Services and Keith, they even responded on a Sunday. They pulled the alternator and had it rebuilt, it looks like new and very reasonably priced.
If you have to be stuck Erie is not a bad place to be, with lots going on. I originally planned 1 night in Erie but it will actually be 5. The last couple days are due to a no go weather call. Winds are predicted for 15-20 KTs and waves 2-4 feet building to 5. WhimSea could probably take it but not her Captain.
So it’s another couple of days riding the free trolley and eating at El Amigo a great Mexican restaurant 2 blocks away.
If the weather gods approve, I will be in Dunkirk NY on Friday and Buffalo on Saturday and then it’s just 10+ miles to the Erie Canal.
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Go to Stefanelli’s!!!
I just looked it up – Wow just Wow