We spent another day at anchor in Calabash Creek. We
are planning to go out the Little River inlet tomorrow, so we were
waiting for better weather to go offshore. We had enough of the ICW
Today Dave wanted to get in the water to change our zincs
and check the through hulls. When he got in the water at St Johns Yacht
harbor to clean the prop, he noticed that the zincs needed changing.
But he wanted to wait until he had time to get out the hookah system
for breathing, therefore being able to stay under longer. He also was
looking for cleaner water and no alligators.
moves where he stores things on the boat. Unlike me, he doesn’t make
any kind of a recording as to where his things are stored. Not that I
haven’t offered to do that for him, but I need his help. So… he is
digging around looking for the zincs. I hear a lot of muffled
grumbling, but can make out one sentence. “I just fxxxing looked at
them!” He finally found them and I documented that in my app What’s on
It was about noon by the time he got in the water. He
had to set up the hookah air compressor to run off of the Honda
generator. He said that makes for a good humming vibration down below.
So much that he couldn’t hear boats in the area. He wasn’t concerned
with them coming too close. But the wave action will cause him to bump
his head on the hull. So while he was in the water, I stationed myself
in the cockpit and would thump the boat 3 times whenever a boat was
passing. The system seemed to work pretty good.
He brought up
the zinc that was on the end of the prop. When he reached to the one on
the shaft to take it off, if fell off! Guess it was time. We were at
that last marina for about 2 weeks. The day we left, they told Dave
that they had a problem on our dock with electrolysis. Would have been
nice to know that when we arrived. Maybe we could have had a slip on a
Through hulls are connections for water to go in
or out of the boat. We have screens at the surface of the hull for
every through hull. Those need cleaning occasionally to keep the water
flowing freely. Then Dave spent some time cleaning the hull.
spent the rest of the day listening to soccer and having dinner in our
cockpit. It is so nice to have the breeze and NO BUGS!
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