everything is of 3 s… breakage is always 3 things never less.. ok
so we played musical chairs for a while, tranny died and fixed, packing gland repacked and isnt sinking boat so fast anymore, yaaaayyyy….. and another–which deserves a long story paragraph of its own!! this morning we replaced bird into her regularly scheduled slip. good girl did well.
the gods of practical joking and guardian angels must have worked some major magic, as somehow this boat got from barra de navidad to mazatlan without a fuel pump of any kind functioning except injector pump.
no my tanks are not above level of engine. on contrary, it is below the level of engine. sooooo… what massive miracle conjured up by what witch or warlock or alien unknown made this boat get from point a to point b some 300 miles and 3 re starts later????
the surging sound started immediately upon leaving sight of barra lagoon. hhmmmmmmmmmm
if i scratched my head any more on htis, i would have no hair.
impressive. i am incredibly thankful to what ever made us able to get here…
the electric assist pump was no longer pumping fuel….
this is a total puzzlement. the lift pump is a dismantled mess that i requested repaired in barra, but mechanic said NO(no this is not diaz, but the honda guy..ha h aha ha )… ok. i love it when mechanics actually do that which i request.
the surging rpms sound we kept hearing was lack of fuel delivery. perhaps the engine was pumping fuel into the injector pump –but how did i manage a restart 4 more times, much less arrive in the marina under my own power???..
and so i now have a rebuilt tranny., a new fuel pump, and new packing gland stuffing ,. we only sinking a few drips each minuet now. not lots like for a few days .. that was too reminiscent of san diego when there were three kids pissing in bilges constantly and i needed to pump every 4- 6 hours or bounce off the mud below boat. (why i had diver stuff toilet seal wax into the shaft log!)
i am still impressed with making it here without a lift pump or electrical assist pump functioning. wow. something was with us.
i am now back in my regularly scheduled slip awaiting the boat to let me know what she wants done before the electricity is changed and improved and messed with which precedes the stepping of mizzen, as electricity is affixed to mast-the bus bars (real smart set up, not) , which precedes any repairs to the beam under the mizzen… and all the other repairs and modifications i need and want to complete before again sailing south. whew tired just thinking about the repairs to come. and now i have a nice elect pump, we will rebuild the lift pump so we have alternatives–never to use both at same time.
i think i will take today off.
i need to figger out why the engine was able to get here without any lift pump or elect assist pump functioning… curiouser and curiouser this puzzlement. this must be why the gods made flash drives with movies and stuff on em for entertainment.