Broke the boat. Got it better. Safely anchored now.

Posted by – April 12, 2010

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So, today we: made a wrong turn, ran aground. Turned around and got out of the locks after some tense moments. Bumped bottom a bit where the chart reads “avoid hard rocky shoal.” It didn’t seem hard. Had the engine running great for a while. Had the engine die. Realized we needed to replumb the fuel lines to get it right. Got it right. Filled the engine with seawater. Got the seawater out. Bled the lines 7 times. Got going. Raised some sail, yay! Set a new speed record for the boat, YAY! Got to the anchorage right at dusk. Ran aground. Hard. Floated off. Set the anchor. Swung around. Set a stern anchor. Wired the fridge for 12v. Wired a gps and antenna forward for an anchor alarm.
They say everything is better after some sleep. We’ll see. Making a list of things to fix and going to bed.

2 Comments on Broke the boat. Got it better. Safely anchored now.

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  1. DAD says:

    Hi Sandy. Scratch. Scratch.