somewhere around 0530 this am there was a splash i didnt think anything of, and then followed by some bow noises…i called bubbas name..first nothing, as usual, but not even sound of elephant feets on coach house..uhoh.. then i called again.. YOWOOOOOO!!!! and YOW!! YOW!! from below deck level….uhoh… i look down to see a dark blob of a mess on my snubber bridle and anchor chain juncture. ok. the mess is YOW ing…ok… i call bubba and he follows my voice to where dinghy is side tied to boat. he is swimming circles and even under dink..uhoh….YOW!!!
and he lays his head down to rest IN THE WATER!!..sputters as i call his name..comes closer..i couldnt get with towel..grabbed his slick maine coon mix furrz and skin and haul his exhausted catbutt into dinghy and wrap in towel. he did not shred me..uhoh…too tired to shred momms?? oops…he looked soo scared..he knew he was dying… thank gods i heard and got him out of water….
we are most lucky to still have bubba….this was way too close for comfort.
had this cat not been so tightly bonded with me he would have definitely been a goner ded drowned cat.
benefits..he does come to name and responds to name…he comes to momma, and he goes to bed. he is hungree and wants foods… other things he knows are lets brush bubba–he doesnt mind that..and some other phrases, and he doesnt mind being hugged, as i did that to him all his life–never know when you may need to have to hug cat coming out of water.
best train em to not shred ye…..
so i did add a heavy line to bow so mebbe he can save self when he does this again….
he has fallen overboard while leashed 4 times, none in past 4 years….saved self 3 of those 4 times…
what a morning!!! is good to still have ships cat. he is my buddy here.
John Taylor said:
Yes I’ll bet you were scared. That was close. As I read it I was feeling what you were feeling . I am happy it all turned out ok. Been keeping up with you on your posts. Still nothing on the engine?
nothing.is in pieces in my main saloon depressing me mightily.
had i lost bubba, i da been really depressed…. he is what is holding me together at present.
i love my boat and i love my lil friend… and with both in trouble it is difficult.
i really need some kind of engine function so i can relocate and keep moving.
i am hoping this machinist and mechanic come around soon as it would be really good to be able to go into the marina under my own power instead of being reliant on a panga for mobility.
when we removed head and dismantled that we did find that there is no lipping and no scoring. there was rust..i added oil to tops of pistons, which , in the 2 cylinders that had rust, kinda oozed out the sides of cylinders into water jacket… the dry sleeves may be compromised. we had no water in oil and no water inside engine while running….no mayonnaise no cafe au lait…..we did have diesel in the oil, but that is fixed..
so i think rebuilding this engine is my best option…a friend has a 107 in mazatlan, but that is only 300-4000000000 miles away..at least it may as well be 400000000 miles away, a smy barge dont fly uphill at all…..i would be in panama before mazatlan, and i doubt that panama is on way to maz…
and so i wait more and longer time.
mebbe next year?? let us pray.. i dont want to have to stay that long here or anywhere. i have no peeps here. it is gorgeous place, but i havent people here. that makes a difference.
i have peeps in m,azatlan and zihuatenejo.. go figger..lol