Embarrassing

In the spirit of sharing I will take one for the team. Those who follow my blog know that we have been having propulsion problems. First step was to dive on the boat and make sure the prop was not fouled. It was cold, I am old, so a crew member checked it out. Nothing obvious. Next high drama with the engine. Filters, air cleaner, bleeding, etc. Multiple expensive Uber trips for parts. Lots of smell. No joy. Next excellent mechanic (Ian Hume at Hume Marine Sydney (+61 4488 14087) Nope, engine and transmission are fine. Professional diver (Barry at Harbour Dive Sydney +61 (0) 424 638 677.) Shaft and cutless bearing look fine. Folding prop folding fine. “Oh, by the way, lots on marine growth on the prop. Should we clean it?” “Please.” Clean prop. Problem solved. Duh!!!!!!Special kudos to the Australian Department of Biosecurity who offered to work out a way to get Reboot hauled with XO on board. Fortunately it did not come to that. Occam s Razor…….. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Thunder

Those who follow know that most of the time we were in Tonga and American Samoa we were plagued with rain. We even frequently had morning showers in Savusavu. Since we arrived in Vuda point it has been very hot and sunny. What goes around comes around. Tonight we can hear thunder. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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On Fire

Those of you who follow me know that I destroyed my ASUS weePS a few days ago. It has been replaced by a Kindle Fire 8. I can now read emails and blog without having to carry 20 lbs. of gaming computer to shore. I am in the process of getting acquainted. At the same time I am getting getting Reboot ready to head for St. Martin this weekend. Speaking of “on fire” I used my new kindle unlimited subscription to read “The Hunger Games.” I saw about half of the movies and could not stand them. The books were a very pleasant surprise. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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