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Sanctuary Boat Delivery

(Steve Combs) #1

Below are the details for the Sanctuary boat delivery by @steve Minneapolis, Minnesota to Mobile, Alabama in August 2017. (You can see another 2018 boat delivery by @steve from Crystal River, Florida to Orange Beach, Alabama here or the 2012 Jax to Keys trip here.)


Welcome skipper @barryr and @tianesommer.

The Boat

  • Sanctuary

  • Different boat, same model

Trip Dates

  • July 19, 2017
  • Duration 19 days

Boat Specs

  • 36’ Trojan 36 Tri-Cabin
  • Year: 1985
  • Located in Minneapolis/St Paul Metro, MN
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin Gas
  • YW# 64369-2827174

More boat info

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Additional Specs
Builder: Trojan

LOA: 36 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 2 ft 11 in
Dry Weight: 16000 lbs

Total Power: 540 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Crusader
Engine Model: 270
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 1200
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 270 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Crusader
Engine Model: 270
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 1200
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 270 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (85 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (220 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 1
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2

CD player
Cockpit speakers

Inside Equipment
Marine head - 2 Seperate Heads
Electric bilge pump
Microwave oven
Air conditioning - 2 Zone
Hot water

Electrical Equipment
Generator - 6.5 Onan w/266 hours
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 110V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Cockpit cushions
Electric windlass

Bimini Top


1985 36 Trojan Tri-Cabin, Twin 270 Crusaders, 6.5 Onan Generator (260 hours), 2-Zone Air conditioners with reverse-cycle heat, Radar, Windlass, Radar Arch, Full Bimini with side curtains. Roomy, two separate cabins with 2 separate heads, BIG salon and open galley area. Electric Stove Top, Microwave, Full-Sized Refrigerator. Fresh carpet in the cabin and neat and clean. Kept in a covered slip.


Sanctuary Owner Photos

Route Planning Photos

  • Tenn-Tom Map

Additional info

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(Steve Combs) #4

Current location

This was the map taped to the fridge. I colored in our progress every morning. We had other charts…

Route info

  • Red = Distance traveled as of end of Day 17 on 8/7

  • Minneapolis to Mobile AL Segments
  • #1 St Paul-Minneapolis to St Louis
  • #2 St Louis to the Tennessee River at Paducah, KY
  • #3 Tennessee River thru the Tenn-Tom to Mobile Bay
  • Final destination Jacksonville, FL

(Tiane Sommer Reid) #9

Great start you guys are off to - congrats for your diligent preparations and have an awesome time!

Day 1

Starting point St. Croix Marina, Hudson, Wisconsin

Looking North at the confluence of the St Croix River with the Mississippi River

(Steve Combs) #11

(Tiane Sommer Reid) #12

Nice place to anchor and grill, by Brewers Lake just alongside the Mississippi! Not very far north of Redwing.

(Tiane Sommer Reid) #13

This photo doesn’t mean the guys are on a barge. Only that Barry, who I’m “tracking” with the Find My Friends" app, and Steve and Ed, on the boat are now literally in their first lock of their trip downriver (I think it’s Lock #3, they bypassed the first two by entering from the St. Croix River). (The satellite view in Find My Friends is using images from probably months ago, and there just happened to be a towed barge going through at the moment the satellite snapped the image incorporated.)

(Steve Combs) #14

Morning anchorage. Departed 630am.

Lock #3

(Steve Combs) #16

Exiting Lock #4

(Steve Combs) #17

Lock #5. About 8-foot drop. @reid.jbarry gunned it to make the lock opening Southbound. Saved us 3 hours of waiting for barges Northbound.

Good video on how locks work

If this guy can lock thru, we should be fine. I love the narration and sound track.

(Steve Combs) #18

Last lock of the day. Covered 4 locks and about 95 miles today. Anchoring for the night

(Tiane Sommer Reid) #19

That’s fantastic progress on just Day 2! First time going through any locks, and you all made four of them, plus voyaged a hefty amount of miles. The photographs are great. We hear the weather up there is good. Really appreciate the updates.

(Steve Combs) #20

Day 3 started at 608am.

Office on boat.

(Tiane Sommer Reid) #22

Congratulations big-time to Steve and Ed for fixing the generator, which had gone out of whack. And you guys are making amazing progress, passed the Minnesota border into Iowa on the western side of the river! Barry provided the photo of Lansing, Iowa, represented by the blue circle in the upper portion of this Google map image.

(Steve Combs) #23

All systems green for now.

(Steve Combs) #24

Lock #10

We floated through so no lines for crew.

Exiting the lock.

(Steve Combs) #26

Follow the green light (Gatsby)

Anchored for the night. A little drama with the anchor courtesy of me. Just had the boat swirling in all the eddies off the river and between two wing dams. Took a few times to set it in the correct direction.

(Steve Combs) #28

(Steve Combs) #29

Trojan man (the boat is a Trojan)

Open water almost

Pelicans are white here; not brown (Darwin)

(Steve Combs) #32

Ed on the lines in the lock

(Tiane Sommer Reid) #33

Three photos Barry shared: sunrise shortly after 6:00 am local time; and a view of Lock #17 plus a view from the helm going downriver. Again the guys made a lot of progress today, three more locks and close to a hundred miles down the Mississippi!