22 April 2010 | Ixtapa
Wow, it has been 5 months that we have been in Ixtapa. We thought we would be in Ixtapa just a few days. But troubling engine oil consumption led us to examine the engine, and do a complete overhaul. We have also replaced all the bearings in the transmission. Along the way, we lost a tiny part, a metal screen that filters the oil in the gearbox. I can't believe we lost the thing!! So we had to order a new one from the factory in Japan. It arrived in San Diego yesterday, and we should see it in Ixtapa tomorrow. Once we get that part, we'll be able to reassemble the gearbox, attach it to the engine, and do a sea trial. I can't wait!!!
We have been here so long, we know many of the restaurant waiters and taxi drivers by name, and vice versa. When you get to that point, you know it's time to move along.
Finally, we are nearly ready to depart. I think (pray) we'll be able to set sail within a week!
Next port of call will be Acapulco. After that, Huatulco.