Folly Beach - 2016
Dec 9 thru Dec 11
December 9 (Old Engine is Out!)
|S/V Rainy Days is shown here on jack stands. |
The bottom paint looks great!
|The old engine is out of the boat and is |
shown here sitting in the shop.
|The new Yanmar 3YM30AE engine has been uncrated. |
There are quite a few differences when
briefly comparing the old engine
to the new engine.
|This is the new engine's front view |
(which actually faces aft in the boat).
Should We Replace the Transmission Now?
|This photograph was taken from the bridge into |
Folly Beach shortly after sunset today. Folly
Island is on the left side of this image
while Oak Island is on the right side.
December 10 (Christmas Parade)
Last night the temperature dropped to near freezing. During the day today, we experienced a temperature in the low 50's. This wan't bad for a cold day. Early next week, it is forecasted to be back up in the 60's and 70's during the day with a chance of rain. Compared to Maryland winters, this is great winter weather and a great day for a Christmas Parade in Folly Beach!
|The entire town is lined up along Center |
Street to watch the Christmas Parade.
|A flag team, possibly from a local high school, |
adds some color to the parade.
|Three police motorcycle units from North Charleston |
dazzle the parade attendees with their riding talents.
|A "Rudolf" truck represents a |
local "toys for tots" campaign.
|No Christmas Parade would be complete without |
Santa Claus making an appearance.
As a point of interest to sailors and fishermen, there is a deepwater rocky ocean bottom feature approximately 90 miles southeast of Charleston called the "Charleston Bump." This rocky bump is located within the path of the Gulf Stream (which is about 55 miles off the SC coast) and deflects the Gulf Stream offshore away from the coast of the eastern United States. This deflection amplifies the eddies and enhances upwelling of nutrient rich waters and is known for great fishing.
|A three dimensional illustration of the "Charleston Bump" |
in the Blake Plateau under the gulf stream.
(Illustration courtesy of NOAA)