Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 27, 2014 Church, generator and Jerry Jeff Walker

Since we have a rental car, I went to a different Catholic church about 8 miles away, but actually easier to get to than downtown because of a highway with ramps between us and downtown.  This was St Mark’s.  It was a newer church and still very welcoming.  I also thought the homily/sermon was very good.  He talked about the good that can come out of bad situations.  It was a good reminder for me with our current situation with the boat.

This afternoon, Shelly (and I) continued to work on the cushions.  She brought 2 more finished cushions to our boat.  Then we took 4 more up to the shower house to cut out.  Then she took all of them back to her boat to sew again.

Dave spent the day finishing replacing the toilets in the heads.  Then he went back to work on the generator.  The impeller that was broken had 6 flutes.  We had a 6 flute and a 10 flute for replacement (same part number).   Dave was told that it wouldn’t matter, somewhere in his past.  So he put in the 6 flute.  Later he talked to the manufacturer of our generator, Nextgen.  They thought that may be letting in too much air, and he should never use the 6 flute (even though it had been running with a 6 flute for a year).   Dave ordered 2 impellers for spares, never know when you are going to need to replace them.  He then shortened a raw water cooling hose that may have had a leak where the clamps were holding it.  AND now it is working!!!  The boat yard will still evaluate the generator to see if any of this could have been a result of the lightning.  That never crossed our minds. 

Tomorrow we will haul the boat out of the water for the insurance survey of the hull.  So we spent the evening organizing some things before we move the boat. 

As we were walking down the dock this week, I was reminded of a Jerry Jeff Walker song "Gettin' by".  We decided this was our new motto:

Just gettin' by on gettin' bys my stock in trade, living it day to day
Pickin' up the pieces wherever they fall
Just letting it roll, letting the high times carry the low
Just living my life easy come, easy go

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