Ironic.... In Sept. 2014 in post #7 I responded to this thread while living in California. Now here I am living in Covington, LA boating out of Madisonville. Since I am still putting the Cobalt back together I have not had it in the water but once for some testing but I have been out on my brother-in-law's boat. There is a new dockside restaurant in Slidell called The Blind Tiger that I am hoping to cruise to as soon as possible. Below is a pic of my new cruising area. This was taken from Friends Restaurant (now closed) looking south down the Tchefuncta River towards Lake Pontchatrain.