My fridge quit and I was headed out to round up tools and parts
but took a moment to drop by and try to assist an old salt
He has an old trawler
that was a jewel in her day. Twin Detroits, 2 6 kW gensets, 4 A/C units and still room to move around in the engine
His strainer for the A/C raw water
feed had fallen apart and he thinks the pieces shredded in his pump. He had broken 2 bolts in the impeller housing cover.
Daytime temps have been in the 90's and I think his pump had been out for a couple of weeks.
He commented on how hard it has gotten to try to keep up with his never ending boat chores and that he hoped to be able to swap his boat for a run down house trailer on a small lot.
When I first met him a few years ago, he was a spit and polish 70 yr old skipper
that played racket ball several times a week. He doesn't get around as well now.
I can understand how one could feel overwhelmed.
Looking for another pretty place to work on the boat.