And a big earthquake at home near Vancouver Island! What the heck??? Sounds like the Mayan calendar was right after all.
It is hot and muggy here but getting better every day. This morning it is clear with very light winds. These have been our past few days...
Thursday - splashing on Friday but the old propeller nut won't work. We checked locally - nothing. Drove to Puerto de Ray Marina in Fajardo - nothing. Tried the Skipper Store, West Marine, local propeller store - nothing. Then we met Bobby the propeller man. He said, "Go the the local ferretaria (hardware store). They have everything. And they did!!! For $3.32 we got the correct nut - in stainless steel and with a nyloc (won't come off) insert! Propeller is on and good.
|Another propeller nut dead end|
|Installing a wifi antenna on the backstay|
|Cleaning the stainless|
Friday - waiting for the travel lift we spotted a huge manatee in the harbour. Good omen! Getting ready to splash we found out the main bilge pump was toasted. So we checked that the manual pump worked and into the water we went. Yan Diesel fired up immediately and we coasted 100 meters to our new spot on the dock. We noticed that the fixed prop doesn't CLUNK as we change gears from forward to reverse. It also seems smoother!? Fired up the fridge - goodness how we love our fridge. Within an hour the freezer was at -10 C and the fridge at 6 C. Yay for cold beer!
|Ready to go!|
|And... in we go|
|At the dock|
Sunday - put on the main sail and Mack Pack (the thing that catches and covers the sail when it comes down), put on the dodger and bimini and reinstalled the solar panels. Also, installed a new galley fan so chefs can be cool as they prepare their masterpieces. Pam is concerned that it will muss up her hair.
Today - Costco run
Tuesday - install new water heater and put on the head sails.
Wednesday - hang around the pool.
Thursday - drive into SJ to pick up Don and Pat for their Spanish/US/British Virgin Island tour!