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Back to Chicago with #missmarianne after complementing the Great Loop

Back to Chicago with #missmarianne … 5,500 miles and 18 states she’s back home

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Will make Lake Michigan today. It will be almost 8 months since i have been ther…

Will make Lake Michigan today. It will be almost 8 months since i have been there with Marianne. Hopefully it’s warmer down there because upper Lake Huron is still real cold. Notice the strait track from the stern. 40 plus year old Benmar Auto Helm.

Will make Lake Michigan today. It will be almost 8 months since i have been there with Marianne. Hopefully it's warmer…

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Thursday, June 7, 2018

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It was a great layover in Port Huron. Meet many good people again. I hope to ret…

It was a great layover in Port Huron. Meet many good people again. I hope to return in September and see some of you again. We will see. #MissMarianne

It was a great layover in Port Huron. Meet many good people again. I hope to return in September and see some of you again. We will see. #MissMarianne

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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#MARRIANNE on the Great Loop! We are missing Cindy …These guys left Chicago O…

#GREATLOOP! #MARRIANNE! We are missing Cindy. These guys left Chicago October 27th on Marrianne went to Florida now on the final stretch back to Chicago.

 — with Albert Bartkus and August C Etsch.

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I have a symphony in my engine room. These are 454 Crusader’s with EFI.they are …

I have a symphony in my engine room. These are 454 Crusader’s with EFI.they are running at 3500 rpm’s in this video and doing 16kts. And some of our location sticker collection. She has acquired a cool travel history. #missmarianne

I have a symphony in my engine room. These are 454 Crusader's with EFI.they are running at 3500 rpm's in this video and…

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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My method of adjusting packing nuts. I last did it about 3 months ago in 75 degr…

My method of adjusting packing nuts. I last did it about 3 months ago in 75 degree salt water. Now the water is fresh and cold requiring another adjustment. I like to do it while under way always. Not at dock. The saft actually heats a little when running so in my opinion if you do it at the dock and get it just right it may not be the case when under way. This is only my opinion but works for me. #MissMarianne.

My method of adjusting packing nuts. I last did it about 3 months ago in 75 degree salt water. Now the water is fresh…

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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Whipped up a lite lunch on the run. Lake Erie is great today. Won’t be later on …

Whipped up a lite lunch on the run. Lake Erie is great today. Won’t be later on so we are just stepping it up a bit and keep her moving. #MissMarianne

Whipped up a lite lunch on the run. Lake Erie is great today. Won't be later on so we are just stepping it up a bit and keep her moving. #MissMarianne

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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Erie Canal Day 5 – Great Loop

Amazing last day of the Erie Canal run to the Niagara River. Went through many cool little towns. Everywhere there was a lift bridge was worth of an over night …

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Erie Canal Day 4 – Great Loop

Day 3 was a little boring and tiring. Today was more interesting and finally tomorrow we will hit Buffalo. We made some good milage today.

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