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First night cruising hot summer anchorages

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Re: First night cruising hot summer anchorages

Postby ka8uet » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:46 pm

My dog is having a rough time, coughing and throwing up. She's gotten worse, especially when she's out in the cockpit. She's even more short of breath than I am. So I have to get both of us to doctors.

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Re: First night cruising hot summer anchorages

Postby tex » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:57 pm

Holy smokes, Helen! :shock: You mean that green stuff is making you AND the dog sick? Hmmm....I wonder if one of our cats is sensitive to this red tide over here. Always seems to be listless, but still eats well. He’s staying with the Admiral at a hotel about five miles inland, but I haven’t noticed any improvement.

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Re: First night cruising hot summer anchorages

Postby ka8uet » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:09 pm

Cats are prone to allergies, so it could be. Dog and I are both going to have to make trips for medical assistance. NOT how I wanted to spend money!
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Re: First night cruising hot summer anchorages

Postby tex » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:24 am

At least for the Red Tide effects, the Admiral took steroids last year in the worst time, and it relieved her lung restriction greatly.
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Re: First night cruising hot summer anchorages

Postby ka8uet » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:09 pm

Steroids work well, but I don't like taking them, because I don't like who I become when I"m on them.
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Re: First night cruising hot summer anchorages

Postby tex » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:58 pm

Well, get ready Helen. You may need to make that decision. Here’s the latest red tide map and although ig has reduced somewhat in the Gulf, it’s in Miami and Palm Beach AND even creeping up in the panhandle.
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Re: First night cruising hot summer anchorages

Postby ka8uet » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:36 pm

We also have blue=green algae. It's what blooms in Lake Erie every summer, and is very toxic. Different organism, same result. Excess fertilizer is what causes the bloom.

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