Ok, so I need to update the blog.
We actually have been out to the boat a few times since the last posting here. I reinstalled the Starboard aft cleat with G10 backer and now it is probably the strongest part of the boat.
Also managed to pull the head off the motor.
There is still a blockage, I will need to reinstall the head and pull the side plate from the motor. My thought input fitting is somehow fouled or hose is blocked. It is all very strange as the passages in the block are some of the largest in the motor.
Ever once in a long while you find a dining experience that makes you very happy. Maybe it was because we had been cooking on the boat for a day or so and were hungry but this place is great. It always has a long wait but you can call ahead. Now we have a place to eat near the boat with an outstanding Sunday brunch.
We have been spending a lot of our time at the boat actually on the beach, 2 blocks away, quiet and so nice.
Air Conditioning and Shore Power
Working to set up the portable unit that came with the boat. I drug out our shore power cord and attempted to hook onto shore power since 2015 and for the first time in our current marina. Turns out our finger has only one 30amp plug and one 50amp. The 30amp is hooked to the neighbors boat so I needed to order a 50amp adapter to hook up. It will be good to have AC inside the boat to cool things off and work on the motor.
Last visit out our batteries were floating at 12.2volt. This is low as they usually sit at 12.6 or and I suspect we are finally loosing our batteries to age. As these are the ones that came with the boat and were old when we got it I am not to concerned. Batteries only last 5 years so Walmart or Batteries Plus replacements may be just around the corner.
Once I get the AC running the engine is first order, followed by the bow roller and anchor setup. Once the ground tackle is sorted we plan on going sailing.
Down the list is
- new lifelines (rope)
- fix stanchion on port side
- fix broken weld on bow pulpit
- possible manual anchor windlass
- go up the mast and replace the blown off VHF whip.
- manual foot pump in head to wash hands
- new fabric bimini top