we welcome irene to our group... we have one other still pending..... i think he is trying to figger out how to post in a thread he needs to search for......
anyone got summer stories yet?????
i got one bad one... everything my last alleged crew touched has been found to have been done in such a way as to cause me grief and harm, so i am redoing everything so i might actually arrive in mazatlan for further repairs
and such. i will be repairing wood spars--should be fun, and i will post pix etc of progress, should i live thru the last 300 miles of ocean before the destination
found a live 130 v wire just sitting in a cabinet i use as a junk cabinet. guess how i found it...lol.
my hand is stiull feeling strange after the zap, err, ZZZZAPP.....dang thing bit the c***outtamypaw...now i t is gone, as i had a neighbor remove it, now i get to replace the gfi socket that was made to fail by the incident--and i am ever so glad i didnt use my invertor while in marina, as the live end was the end which used to go into the 400 wtt invertor that was used on anchor
.. ok... burn baby burn is not my mantra.....AND it is good i have a system check for my shore power
cord, as the inept one didnt twist lock it either end, and i found cord HOT both ends.. ok i averted another impending doom moment... whew....
and i will not go thru what i have had to do about my marine head
system that was made fail by papier mache inside all the hoses and fittings and such... 2 pump assemblies later, i am still fighting with it.. do not flush paper down a manual toilet. if the head
can handle it, the hoses cannot. i have two hoses and 2 fittings to yet clean out or change out while in a locale without the fancy dancy stuff used by snotty yotties in their boats lol.... is 20 miles and 500 pesos to get officially approved marine
items here...no, not whining, splainin-- life here rocks and there wis no place prettier to be stuck tha ti have found and that is safe in storms. this place is ok in my book. i am protected from wierdness by local fishermen of the cooperativa, am brought caracol, pulpo, fishies, ostiones, all kindsa seafoods not normally eaten quite this fresh by gringos. i LOVE it here.
and what they give me for cat to eat is awesome.. pez vela--sailfish..dorado... yummmmm
always make friends with the local fishermen. you never know what they can assist with-- they found me my mechanic
i couldnt find. good folks. they also advise as to who is a sticky fingred ladron, as all pueblas have one.