AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF IDEAS OPINIONS AND INTERESTS
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
_______________________ BACK INTO THE WATER _____________________
Today 'Mariner' was lifted with great care by Mo the Trav-lift operator and placed gently back into her natural element. We ran the newly restored engine and found that that the water pump wasn't working. After pulling it apart the consensus was that a new pump is required. So 'Mariner' will be lying here at the Riverside Driver Marina until I can purchase a new pump and fit it to the engine.
Shipmates, I can hear some of you murmuring that God sent me a diesel engine of a particular character to help me to develop patience and you are quite right..... quite right.
Despite all this drama, it was good to see the boat back in the water and see her floating in her characteristically buoyant manner.
A well designed small yacht is like a small flower - beautiful.