Monthly Archives: September 2012

9/27/2012 – What a difference a couple of days can make

Remember last week when I removed the crusty, rusty old engine beds just before Lulu cleaned up the engine room? And remember how much trouble I was having hooking up with Luis to get new stainless steel beds built?  Well, … Continue reading

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9/25/2012 – Hot Diggity Dog!

I GOT IT OUT! One way to be able to press the old cutless bearing out would be to remove the whole shaft log and take it to a machine shop to have the bearing pressed out.   I’ve been … Continue reading

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9/24/2012 – Gottsvelluhmuhallah!

I’m sure that spelling isn’t right and I doubt that the pronunciation is right, but that’s how I hear the expletive my Dad uses when he doesn’t want to say “Goddamn, sonofabitch, c*cksucking whore!”  My dad’s parents were raised Amish. … Continue reading

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9/22/2012 – Making progress but falling behind

And that’s because we keep adding things to the “to-do-while-hauled-out” list.  It just seems silly, since we’re on the hard and fairly deeply into the back end of the boat, not to do everthing that needs/wants doing.  So here’s our current … Continue reading

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9/19/2012 – Maybe we’ll just leave it out

Probably not, though.  Of course I’m talking about the engine on Siempre Sabado.  After disconnecting everything holding the engine to the boat, and then after fussing and fretting and stewing about actually lifting it out, it was all over in about … Continue reading

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9/15/2012 – Sabado

Well, the boat is now in the work yard and we started working on her yesterday. Lulu is stripping Cetol from the tiller, windvane steering oar, belaying pins, and their mounting racks. She’d barely gotten started when the heat gun … Continue reading

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9/13/2012 – Back in Mexico

Ye gods, it’s HOT down here.  Maybe not any hotter than it was in Florida or Phoenix but there we were always in an air-conditioned car, house, or motel room.  And speaking of cars, in Phoenix, Fox Rentals didn’t have … Continue reading

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