chico is still destroying all within his power–the power of a kitten now almost err is this month 1 yr old. how time flies..from under car cat aged 2 months to spoiled fat 1 yr old rambunctious lil black streak … thankfully no longer hiding in bilges, but wants to return to that dark place occasionally. he still hides under toilet when wanda arrives hahahaha..he is getting used to my workerbee… thankfully.
so we have a stainless fuel tank in place, we are prepping for mizzen and main mast stepping, and we are awaiting new stainless steel stovetop under which i plan on placement of 120 v fridgelet.is a cute lil thing. mint green, the classic proudly written across its upper front. … worthy of understove placement secured for travel.
what else did we accomplish las year….. we repaired toilet a few times, hahaha normal wear n tear, old equipment… and we placed tank for fuel and we relaxed as we dealt with health issues and boat integrity. plans made for continuing repairs. my helper is finally realizing we have WORK to do ..hahahahaha
finding the right parts in mexico without paying duty.
ok so far no problem. found racor 500fg in manzanillo for reasonable pricing–in usa i was overwhelmed with the new part pricing. inm anzanillo i bought 2 racor 500fg for the price of one racor 500 in usa. my win. they are so very handy in the face of dirty and water invaded fuel. replaced the O~ring at fill mouth and rebedded.. funny how less water comes into the tanks when the fill is properly installed.
still thinking shape size and function of hard dodger..i like the fisher shaping… not certain how that would work. we donot generally receive green water over bow as far back as cockpit or main sheet traveller, which is where the forward aspect of dodger would sit.
we have most of parts for electrical panel relocation.. most necessary before removal of mast, as the negative bus bars are screwed into the wood mast.. oopsy.
bubba is finally recovering from his stress of chicos invasion. they still fight on touch–bubba screams at chico when chico touches bubbas tether..is part of him and not fair game. i think with 2 cats i will be changing to boda boxes (enclosed house like litter pans system for both of em. whew. those have limited steenk escape with filtration. will make a difference i think. will start with 1 as they are a tad pricey.
marina mazatlan is upgrading much and has improved rest rooms, working on new machines for laundry room and has locked all gates and installed cameras to watch all come and go. some restaurants came then went. the number of boats here this high season appears smaller than past years. watching this , as improvements are underway. there is even a beach club 2.2 km distant for our use. that is new since 2011. seems a tomato farmer ended the land war here by buying it alll up , so it is all his now. there have been many changes effected over past year here, inclusive of infrastructure repairs. (is fun hearing a 30 yr old marina being called the new marina..hahaha)
surprisingly fewer fireworks displays this ny eve..was quiet save for ambient music.
now i have satellite radio. big improvement. i can hear music without wifi. hahahaha and catties have sounds to keep them feeling secure in my absence. spoiled lil guys arent they. they ar ealso excellent workers. they constantly watch and listen. when dock water exploded open in the slip across from mine, first chico, below waterline heard it and yowled, then bubba heard it pop and bit me on my elbow, his warning alert. it was repaired without any down time. a true miracle. yes they both got treats and fishies for that ..good work.
no resolutions. is a schedule which is a dangerous thing on a boat.