ok so in end august, my engine ran same day my best brother died.,. ok. so for every good thing, something bad has to happen. fawkkkededuppeded.....
yes i went to phoenix to be with momma and dad and sibs remaining for a week. yes it was a good visit (from hell).
hate the reason but it was good to see family
again and say my good byes i never sed when i left april 2011.
my freeking partner in crime is now dead.
ok i can deal with that.
back to ka lunk...... runs sounds wonderful!!!!! and still needs tank and guages
and things that need to be added... alternator
now has a regulator
, for first time in ..well, since i got this boat....
batteries are still good.
i think i have only 2 (hopefully have that many ) systems still functioning...
yes, ships n sailors ROT
in port... badly.... my feet itch soo bad to get back out into open ocean and breathe in loooong deeep breaths of the awesome ocean air...
good news is there is a good and inexpensive alternative to johnco in barra de navidad. learn spanish.
there is also a wonderful electrician, has experience with marine
electricity, and there is an interpreter, as well... excellent combo fro repairing in barra. the electriciaqn is known as the best in this area.. lol i rock... he rebuilt 2 unrebuildable (HA HA HA ) starters! and made more efficient the wiring
to engine--was a total spidey web...
do not expect english
and inexpensive in same sentence here.. ever.
secret-- wherever there is a big port, there are excellent locals as mechanics., just go a lil out of your way and either get a translator or learn spanish. you will not be disappointed.
when i first enter a new area i check the place out and find a good highly placed and / or knowledgeable facilitator.
this soul finds me mechanics, parts, whatever my boat needs. is always a local usually a fisherman or diver or similar. got lucky here--my facilitator is the husband of colimillas mayor...lol. ye think he might know folks?!!! i was turned on to him by a lovely lady i have yet to personally meet, but i will meet soon, and a(also yet unmet ) friend calls self timara sailboat.
and so ka lunk is improving.
at rest, but runs occasionally with jerry jug set up for fuel
and no guages, but we will set out for the anchorage in end nov
a) with engine running
b) with long term crew...
will update as needed....
i think my bro is a guardian angel-- moved the vance storm out of my way, sorry, baja
. is another coming to you guys. i hope it weakens before getting there.