Update on equipment failures

Let's see, before I started whining about the lack of decent clam
chowder, I believe I was whining about all the stuff we've got that
either doesn't work, or broke, or…. After one of those nights where
you lie awake in the wee hours wondering what's to become of you,
things started improving. The folks at Davis instruments were aghast
that the sextant arrived broken and are sending me a replacement that
they had in their repair shop. The stern rail (pulpit) that I
designed and submitted to the fabrication shop is actually being
worked on and "should be done middle of next week". How many times
have I heard that phrase or one very much like it? The parts for my
forestays have arrived and the rigging "should be done in the next few
days". The repairs to the windvane are minimal and I'll be able to do
it myself while I'm fixing the installation. The guy in the boat who
hit us is paying for the haulout so I can do the repairs on dry land.
Got hold of Spectra and they temporarily fixed my watermaker issues.
I need to do a little replumbing today as I seem to be sucking air.
I'm hopeful that this project will end well but it's pretty
frustrating while working through it.

But the Frigoboat refrigerator continues to work silently and
efficiently. Had to turn it down a little as it was freezing
everything except the beer. And speaking of beer… Oh, wait, no it's
only 9 AM. Guess I should probably have breakfast and fix the
watermaker first.


About sryoder

Steve & Lulu... retired. Had enough of the cold wet dreary fall/winter/spring in the Pacific Northwest. Bought a boat, fixed it up, sold our home and sailed to Mexico in November, 2010. Been here ever since except for occasional forays to the States (summer only, thank you) to visit the kids, parents and siblings. If you're looking for a sailing blog, this is the wrong place. This is a traveling, hunkering in, eating blog. Sailing is just how we get from place to place when we can't walk.
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One Response to Update on equipment failures

  1. You know, as long as the important things are working…life is good.

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