So the Captain went below, with a can of ether, and so did fire up the son of a bitch! With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan, I have done exactly that! The old Mercedes Marine Diesel runs like a Swiss watch. Tomorrow, our sea trials commence. Once ship shape, we intend to cross the… Continue reading “Fire Up the Son of a Bitch, the Golden Gate is Passed!”
Yesterday I troubleshot the starter system, today, after freeing a stuck solenoid, got the motor cranking. Tomorrow, will service the fuel system, and expect it to fire. Has not been run for a year. Diesels are touchy about water in the fuel, so will check all that tomorrow.
So, I was raised in Orange, California, in an orange grove, under the Eucalyptus trees, next to the chicken ranch. An older brother and sister who were mean, a not so older brother and a little sister, who I was mean to. My first memories were from San Pedro, where everyone knows that I was… Continue reading ORANGE COUNTY
Do you take vacations? Do you like adventure? Are you amazed by history? Does Geology Fascinate you? Would you like to leave your kids and theirs something meaningful? Sir Vancelot has just discovered not one but THREE Sailboats of Craftsman Quality to be GIVEN right now to me personally. They are FREE, should I accept… Continue reading All Hands with Interest in Sailing, but can’t afford it.
This boat may be Sir Vancelot’s new home! That’s right, the owner can’t sell her, so wants to give her to me! She is Star Bright, born in the same year as me, designed and built by Sea Borne, Seattle, a venerable and well followed designer of many years. She has graceful and sleek lines,… Continue reading They want to GIVE Her to me!
On sept 18 I caught this in the dark sky looking southwest, from Lopez Island. Any Ideas? I did not see it till downloaded to the computer. I have no clue.
Good Saturday to y’all! It looks and feels like Autumn up in the Olympic Peninsula today. High wispy overcast clouds, and a forecast of rain. The deciduous trees losing their green to yellow, red, orange and dark maroon. It makes one yearn for Home. When I looks toward Winter, I feel a melancholy sense of… Continue reading For a more secure Internet Experience