Saturday, May 26, 2012
Off to Harrisville, MI!
The boats were ready and the crews of Odyssey and Adirondack were ready and the weather cooperated - so early this morning we motored out the marina near AuGres and headed out onto Lake Huron.
Jeff is warming up to Westin. Jeff worked hard the past few days installing a new bike rack on the port side and scuba tank holders on the swim step on the back. His designs all worked out well with a minimum of frustration and off-color language. Yesterday he decided to replace the water pump and it did not go smoothly. There are only two bolts, but they were difficult to see and despite a large number of tools on the boat (tools come on a boat and never go off), we didn't have a 15 mm socket wrench. A large set of sockets came with a 14 mm and a 17 mm, but not the two in between. Luckily Greg had a 16 mm which worked (and we'll be looking for a 15 mm to have in stock). Westin was a great help - he is small and could get into the tight places in the engine room and his feet light up - very handy. So Jeff is warming up to the idea of having a crew member. He says he still has some reservations though. Sally