Sunday, November 21, 2010
As I have been travel down the ICW I have noticed that when running the engine I was increasingly getting lots of vibration. Yesterday when we pulled Reboot I discovered the reason. Like most boaters I have sacrificial zincs attached at various places to prevent galvanic corrosion of Reboot. One place is on the drive shaft. It turns out that the zinc, rather than decaying by shrinking in general had decayed on one side while leaving the other side intact. So I had this big off center weight attached to the drive shaft! We changed it out and hopefully the vibration will now go away.
Just got back from a visit to an Indonesian Coast Guard patrol boat. Very beautiful. Immaculate. Great fun with lots of selfies with crew. B...
PRECISE NAVIGATION! The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from ...
Proving it is not easy to get internet and phone service that keeps working in Indonesia. Fair winds and following seas :)
There has always been a great interest in knowing how much to budget for the cruising life. The answer is always "it depends." I t...