Sunday, March 07, 2010

February 28, 2010

We opened the engine cooling water seacock this afternoon to start the engine. I ran the engine on the starter for about 15 seconds with the decompression levers set to build up oil pressure. Then closed the levers and started the engine. We dropped the mooring lines only to discover we forgot to disconnect the shore power. I disconnected the power. Engaged the forward gear and took off from the mooring.

We took the boat over to Schooner Creek Boat Works. Aventura is getting a bottom job and waxing the hull. We motored over without incident and left the boat.

It seemed like such a simple manoeuvre , but it was great getting back on the river. The weather could not have been more cooperative. It was 59 degrees F. Sun was out.

March 6, 2010

This weekend we went to the boat and I greased the propeller. It is a two bladed feathering propeller made by Bianchi of Italy. I also added a zinc.

We went to West Marine to get the new zinc after I looked at the old one to check for size. So for the $13 zinc, I spent $210. I could not pass up the Lifesling and two new shinny blue Taylor Made 8"X30" bumpers.

Hannah's vacuuming now so I need to stop loligaging about and mow the lawn before the rains this week.