Tuesday, November 12
We have been at Rivers Edge Marina since last Thursday troubleshooting what is wrong with the engine. Phil spent Saturday and part of Sunday removing the head from the engine thinking that it was a valve problem. Yesterday with Harold’s help (SV Ghost III docked a few boats down from us) Phil dropped off the head at Marvin’s Service to be looked at. We heard late yesterday that the head is cracked and needs to be replaced. Phil just left at 845am to go talk to them in person to decide what to do and explore options. We are looking at if there is a used head available as new is $2800. If you have any resources that may have a used or re manufactured head, we would appreciate the information. We have already called TransAtlantic Diesel and they are looking to see if they have
Yesterday was spent with new cruising friends Jan and Karl Stein, met from the WWS (Women Who Sail) FB group I belong to. They are very nice taking us on a few errands and then going to downtown St. Augustine to Columbia’s Restaurant for lunch.Phil and I split an combo entreé and good thing. Even between the two of us, we couldn’t finish it. The food was as good as the company. I’m hopeful that We’ll be able to get together before they leave. Jan does canvas work for her brother, makes quilts and some knitting and with sailing, we have a lot in common. They are in Green Cove Springs working on getting their boat ready for another cruising season. WWS has been the best for me enabling me to meet new women and their husbands along the way, which has been sorely needed by me. We also get advice from a wealth of women that have a wide range on experience. Even though their is “Sail” in the group name, it’s also for women on powerboats that are cruising or getting ready to cruise.
I’ll post later about my canvas projects I’ve been working on the last couple days.